Malcolm McMillian (pictured left) can put away his Superman cape for a couple of days. After impressive second-half performance Thursday against St. Frances, the John Carroll School senior guard hit a layup with two seconds remaining in overtime, giving the No. 2 Patriots a 65-63 decision over McDonogh School Friday evening in Bel Air.

In winning its 10th consecutive decision, the Bel Air school (26-1 overall, 10-0 MIAA A Conference) secured the No. 1 seed in the upcoming MIAA tourney.  John Carroll secured the top seed in the Baltimore Catholic League Thursday with its victory over St. Frances Academy as McMillian, headed to Central Connecticut State University, scored 21 of his game-high 28 points in the second half.

John Carroll continued showing its mettle Friday, rallying from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit against McDonogh to claim the lead. The Owings Mills school bounced back to tie and force regulation, but succumbed to the Patriots and McMillan. 

Ronald Scott scored 24 points for John Carroll, and junior Jarred Jones added 18. McMillan finished with 12 for the Patriots, who’ll welcome Calvert Hall College (Tuesday) and No. 7 Mount St. Joseph (Friday) to close the regular season.

Despite the defeat, the Eagles (17-7, 7-3 MIAA A) provided further evidence that they’re a legitimate threat in the MIAA A tournament. McDonogh has taken No. 7 Mount St. Joseph to overtime twice, including a 72-63 victory Wednesday, and won at No. 5 St. Frances last month.

The Eagles currently hold the No. 2 seed with second place in the league standings. They host Archbishop Spalding Sunday afternoon before St. Frances (6-3 MIAA A) come to Owings Mills Tuesday, with the winner likely securing the No. 2 seed.

The Panthers host Mount St. Joseph Sunday afternoon in East Baltimore.