Five in double figures as St. Frances dominates Glenelg Country


St. Frances guard Byron Ireland puts up a shot during Wednesday’s MIAA A Conference basketball game against Glenelg Country School. The senior guard finished with 10 points as the Panthers won their 10th straight to start a truncated 2021 season with an 84-38 decision over the Dragons in Baltimore City. (photo – Jimmy Fields Sr.)

Junior forward Cortez Johnson and freshman Derik Queen each scored 14 points as St. Frances Academy posted an 84-38 victory over  Glenelg Country School in a MIAA A Conference basketball game in East Baltimore Wednesday evening.

Senior guards Elijah Davis and Byron Ireland, and sophomore shooting guard Jahnathan Lamothe each finished with 10 points for the Panthers (10-0 overall), who led 34-8 after one period and 46-15 at halftime. St. Frances, which has won three straight Baltimore Catholic League Tournament titles, have won all 10 of its games by an average of 31 points.

Kamal Francis led Glenelg Country School with 10 points. The Dragons, who have dropped eight straight, host Loyola Blakefield Friday evening.

St. Frances travels to Annapolis Area Christian School Friday. Next week, the Panthers host Archbishop Spalding and Mount St. Joseph in key Baltimore Catholic League contests.

St. Frances Academy 84, Glenelg Country School 38

Glenelg Country – Kamal Francis 10, Austin Williams 6, Franklin Ayissi Etoh 5, Christian Skeeter 5, Garvin Sween 5, Manav Bhandary 2.

St. Frances – Cortez Johnson 14, Derik Queen 14, Kyrie Staten 13, Elijah Davis 10, Byron Ireland 10, Jahnathan Lamothe 10, Julian Reese 9, Tevin Curtis 2, O’Bannon 2.

Glenelg Country 8 8 9 13 – 38

St. Frances 34 12 20 18 – 84