Gilman’s Cyrus Jones scored all 15 of his game-high points in the second half to lead the Greyhounds to a 52-42 MIAA B Conference basketball win over Archbishop Curley, in Roland Park on Wednesday night.

The Friars trailed by just one at the half, 23-22, and they were only down by five at the end of three, before Jones hit 6-of-6 from the free throw line down the stretch to help the Greyhounds pull away from a competitive Curley squad.

Jones grabbed six rebounds and dished five assists as the Greyhounds leveled their MIAA B Conference record at 2-2.

“We had plenty of opportunities to take the lead,” lamented Curley coach Andy Bauer.  “We make a lot of mental mistakes , and our inexperience is really showing.”

Gary Wade, who led Curley with 10 points, said that the Friars need to find a spark. “We just got to get it together.”

Gilman coach Owen Daly credited the play of Chad Copeland and Stephen Koteen as keys to the win.  

“Chad and Stephen stepped up. The leaders, Cyrus Jones and Ryan Ripken were very unselfish.”

Copeland had nine big points in the second quarter to keep his team in the lead.

“It started with Cyrus,” said Copeland. “He’s really looking to contribute the ball; they were trying to get Ryan from shooting threes, and it left the middle open.”

Copeland finished with 14 on the night, and he pulled down six rebounds.

Ripken nailed three treys.  The sharp-shooting junior finished with 10 points.  Senior guard Darius Jennings had seven points, and he added five steals and seven assists.

Jones said that his team has struggled in the beginning of the season, but everyone is now on the same page.

“All of the games in the B conference are tough,” said Ripken.  “You have to bring your A-game every night to win.”

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Gilman 52, Archbishop Curley 42
Archbishop Curley
Archbishop Curley: Miles 8, Harrison 8, Huff 8, Wade 10, Barton 5, Stidham 3.
Gilman: Jones 15, Copeland 14, Ripken 10, Jennings 7, Koteen 6.