Smith and Walsh combine for 30 to lead Dons

Cam Smith had 15 points Friday as Loyola knocked off John Carroll in MIAA A/Baltimore Catholic League action.

Loyola Blakefield snapped a three-game losing streak, Friday night at Blakefield, as the Dons built a big lead and then turned back a late surge from John Carroll School to claim a 54-42 victory in a MIAA A Conference/Baltimore Catholic League contest.

Loyola (2-3 overall, 1-3 BCL) led most of the game, building a halftime lead of 22-17 and then extended that lead to 30-17 at the beginning of the third quarter. After John Carroll stormed back to cut the lead to 36-34, the Dons went on an 8-0 run to re-establish their command of the game.

Cam Smith and Gavin Walsh shared game-high scoring honors with 15 points each and John Dixon added 13 for the Dons.

Jeannot Basima led John Carroll with 12 points and Jaiden Jakubowski added 10 points for the Patriots (1-4, 0-4 BCL).