Perry takes off in second half as No. 3 Mount Carmel wins, 63-51

Mount Carmel’s Deon Perry (left) is defended by Calvert Hall’s Keaton Erving during Monday’s Baltimore Catholic League basketball match. Perry scored a game-high 27 points as the third-ranked Cougars defeated the Cardinals in Towson. (photo – Jimmy Fields Sr.)

After a weekend tournament in Florida, Our Lady of Mount Carmel boys basketball was back in the “warm” confines of Baltimore Catholic League play Monday against Calvert Hall College. 

The No. 3 Cougars posted a 63-51 over the Cardinals in Towson. Senior guard Deon Perry scored a game-high 27 points for Mount Carmel.

The Essex school pulled away in the second half, improving to 16-3 overall, and 6-2 in BCL play. Mount Carmel lost to nationally-ranked IMG Academy in the finals of IMG’s Ascender Classic Saturday.

The Cougars led 27-24 at halftime Monday, then Perry, who will play for Loyola University next season, took over. The senior guard scored 10 points as Mount Carmel outscored the Cardinals, 24-12, to extend the lead to 51-36.

Isiah Williams led Calvert Hall 6-11, 0-8 BCL) with 17 points. The Cardinals play No. 2 Archbishop Spalding Wednesday and host fourth-ranked Mount St. Joseph Friday evening.

Mount Carmel hosts No. 9 Loyola Blakefield Wednesday evening in Essex, then travels to defending BCL Tourney champ and fifth-ranked John Carroll School Friday.