Three Vikings score in double figures in a win over Indian Creek; AACS, Curley and St. Paul’s also prevail in the MIAA B Conference
The St. John’s Catholic Prep basketball, after a rough start to the season, is starting to heat up.
The Vikings won for the third time in their last four games, Wednesday, defeating Indian Creek, 65-56, in Buckeystown.
Junior Dorian Tema led the Vikings (6-6 overall, 4-3 MIAA B) with 16 points as they moved into sole possession of third place in the MIAA B Conference. SJCP trails only St. Mary’s (8-0) and St. Paul’s (6-3), whom the Vikings defeated last week.
Macahi Nelson added 14 points on Wednesday and AJ Perez finished 13 points. In addition, the Vikings got 12 combined points from David Giandrea and Micah Glover.
ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN 50, SEVERN 47
Elsewhere in the conference, Annapolis Area Christian knocked off Severn, 50-47, as the Eagles (8-6 overall, 5-4 MIAA B) climbed above .500 in the league standings.
Senior Josh Hardy led the Eagles with 14 points and classmate Jabari Young scored 11 points. Severn’s Kingston Price led all scorers with 17 points and Was Sturdivant added 11 more for the Admirals (5-6, 4-5)
ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 71, CHAPELGATE CHRISTIAN 69
Archbishop Curley (6-9 overall, 5-5 MIAA B) climbed back to the .500 mark in the MIAA B Conference with a tight 71-69 at Chapelgate Christian, Wednesday evening.
Junior Tase Williams scored 21 points and the Friars got double-digit efforts from four other players in holding off the Yellow Jackets (12-7, 5-5).
Freshman Omarr Smith scored 14 points for Curley and sophomore Cayne Woodard netted 11, while senior Zach Lee and sophomore Elisha Kutcherman finished with 10 points each.
Chapelgate’s Jaylen Marbley led all scorers with 26 points. The Yellow Jackets also got 12 points each from Jax Felder and Timi Akisanya, who also completed a double-double with 14 rebounds.
The Friars and Yellow Jackets, who split their season series, are now tied for fifth in the B Conference.
ST. PAUL’S 40, FRIENDS 33
St. Paul’s got off to a slow start in its home game with Friends School, scoring just four first quarter points, Wednesday afternoon, before bouncing back to defeat the Quakers, 40-33.
The Crusaders (9-8, 6-3) led by seven at the half and nine after three quarters, before settling for the 7-point victory which kept them in second-place in the MIAA B Conference.
St. Paul’s now turns its attention to first place St. Mary’s. The Crusaders will travel to Annapolis on Friday in attempt to hand the Saints their first conference loss of the season. Friends (2-9, 0-7) will host Chapelgate Christian on Friday.