"It's All About The Game"

Calvert Hall seals it early






Ron Bailey, Publisher

Cards jump out to a lead, never look back.

February 3, 2015 - Missing three starters from its optimal beginning line up - senior forward Kai Locksley didn't play, sophomore wingman Tyler Foster missed most of the first quarter due to administrative action, while senior center Devery Hamilton is out due to injury - it was important Gilman (MD) didn't fall behind early to Calvert Hall (MD). The Greyhound's margin for error wasn't great.

What did the Cardinals do? They were not compliant, getting three consecutive three pointers and a nine point lead from Nico Clareth, never looking back. The final score read 85-59.

Drew Edwards (5) provides some of everything a guard must do.

"We anticipated they were going to come out in zone" said CH head coach John Bauersfeld of the decisive first minutes. "We just talked about moving the ball, getting good shots. We were kind of feeling it there early. It gave us an early lead, which is good on the road".

Bauersfeld also deployed a diamond press, putting Gilman on their heels, to which he noted "We've been doing that the past few games here and there. Just trying to dictate pace and see how different teams react to it". The veteran laden, 21-5 overall, 12-4 in Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association action Cardinals want to push pace, averaging greater than 70 points a contest per Bauersfeld.

Clareth, a senior swingman had 17 points for CH, including four first quarter three balls. Junior big man Justin Gorham led all scorers with 21 points, while senior center Evan Phoenix logged 12 points.

Everett Winchester paced Gilman (9-14, 6-10) with 15 points; the junior guard got into the lane early and was clearly tasked with initiating offense for the Greyhounds. Foster entered the game with less than two minutes remaining in the first quarter, finishing with 14 points on jumpers and drives.

CH , second in the MIAA's A Conference host John Carroll (MD) on Wednesday. The league's seventh slotted team, Gilman, travels to Archbishop Spaulding tonight.

Recruiting Notes:

Cardinal Quartet - Baursfeld's crew is talented, as evidenced by four players destined for Division I ball.

Drew Edwards and Evan Phoenix are headed to Providence and Central Connecticut State, respectively. Edwards a senior guard is a generalist that does some of everything, while classmate and center Phoenix has made himself into a pivot man that scores inside, defends the paint, runs the floor and understand the game/his role.

Both are good pickups, guys that in a few years from now could have BIG EAST and NEC fans saying 'Wow, where did this guy come from?' Phoenix stands 6'9", 220 pounds, Edwards is 6'3", 180 pounds.

Senior wing Clareth has offers from Fairfield and College of Charleston. He's a gritty performer inside that can score around the cup, defend the rim and also hit threes. Better ball handling will increase his college stock and impact.

The baby of the bunch, junior forward Justin Gorham is a versatile frontcourt guy that rebounds, runs the floor and defends. More shooting range and increased comfort going over either shoulder will help this 6'8", 215 pound player attract more attention. According to Bauersfeld "A-10 schools" are starting to line up for him.

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