Sitting in last place in the MIAA A Conference Red Division, St. Frances Academy basketball team know it’s “go time” if it wants to reach the postseason and defend its championship. The Panthers got off to a good start, defeating No. 9 Glenelg Country School, 52-50, in east Baltimore Wednesday evening.

Junior guard Jordan Goodwin scored 18 points for St. Frances (8-12 overall), which improved to 3-6 in the MIAA Red. The Panthers are two games behind St. Vincent Pallotti and Mount Carmel (both 4-4) in the loss column and a game behind Calvert Hall College (5-5).

The top four teams in each division will qualify for next month’s postseason tournament.

Anthony Longpre’ led Glenelg Country (13-6) with 16 points. The Dragons (5-6) a three-game cushion for 4th-place in the Black Division.

Glenelg Country hosts Loyola Blakefield Friday evening in MIAA A play while St. Frances welcomes No. 15 Calvert Hall in an important Red Division match.

St. Frances Academy 52, No. 9 Glenelg Country School 50

Glenelg Country – Gabbidon 10, Wilson 2, Longpre’ 16, Etuaful 2, Burnett 14, Owen 6. Totals 16 16-22 50.

St. Frances – Anoma 4, Jones 6, Baldwin 8, Davis 2, Sydnore 9, Penn 3, Goodwin 18, Toles 2. totals 22 5-10 52.

Glenelg Country 16 10 14 10 – 50

St. Frances 6 17 14 15 – 52