Cardinals rally past McDonogh behind sophomore’s big performance


Mike Williams took over for Calvert Hall basketball Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore guard scored 16 of his game-high 35 points in the fourth quarter as the Cardinals defeated McDonogh School in MIAA A Conference action in Towson.

The last several seasons have been rough for Calvert Hall College basketball, but better days appear to be on the horizon.

The Cardinals defeated McDonogh School, 62-51, in a MIAA A Conference contest in Towson. Sophomore guard Mike Williams finished with 35 points for The Hall.

Williams scored 16 in the final frame as Calvert Hall rallied from an 11-point second half to improve to 3-1 overall and in MIAA A play. The Cardinals went 5-25 last season (won six in 2018-19) with a roster including six freshman.

Sophomore point guard Sarmantine Bogues-Christian, grandson of legendary Dunbar guard and former NBA veteran Muggsy Bogues, added eight points for Calvert Hall. McDonogh sophomore guard Mathani Paul-Swinson led McDonogh with 18 points and Dani Dennis-Sutton and freshman Gabe Grant each had eight.

The Eagles (1-3) host Mount St. Joseph in MIAA A play Friday. Calvert Hall begins Baltimore Catholic League competition Friday at St. Maria Goretti.

Calvert Hall College 62, McDonogh School 51

McDonogh – Mathani Paul-Swinson 18, Dani Dennis-Sutton 8, Preston Howard 6, Dylan Asher 4, Jack Horrigan 3, Ashton Kendall 2, Ian Robinson 2. Totals 18 10-20 51.

Calvert Hall – Mike Williams 35, Saramartine Bogues-Christian 8, Tim Downs 6, Jonah Biggers 4, Karim Harris 4, Zach Geisinger 3, Antonio Foxwell 2. Totals 23 12-20 62.

McDonogh 11 16 14 11 – 51

Calvert Hall  7 15  13  27 – 62