Derry scores 21, including his 1,000th career point, as the Quakers battle for a playoff bye


Friends’ basketball team picked up a huge MIAA B Conference win, Wednesday, defeating Severn School, 57-54, to move into a tie for second place in the league.

Senior Jaden Derry lead the way with 21 points, including the 1,000th point of his high school career, and four assists.

The Quakers (15-8 overall, 8-3 MIAA B), which handed first-place Archbishop Curley its only league loss last week, are surging at the right time. This win, combined with St. John’s Catholic Prep’s 58-54 loss to Indian Creek on Wednesday, vaulted Friends into a tie for second and contention for one of the two first-round playoff byes.

With a 10-1 league record after Wednesday’s 58-40 win over St. Mary’s, Curley has nearly locked up the top seed, but second seed may come down the final regular season game when St. John’s visits Friends on Feb. 14.

Freshman Kedrick Curtis added 18 points for Friends, while senior Erik Hunter scored 11 points off the bench.

For Severn (13-14 overall, 5-6 MIAA B), Adam Angwafo netted 15 points and Justin Queen scored 10. Despite falling below the .500 mark in league play, the Admirals are still solidly in fifth place and a strong bet to make the playoffs. St. Mary’s (3-8) and Indian Creek (2-9) will battle over this last week of the regular season for the final post-season spot.

Pictured above: Jaden Derry scored 21 points to help Friends defeat Severn and move into a tie for second place in the MIAA B Conference.