Warren Powers, Isiah Miles and Cesar Jove-Vives combined for 52 points as the Glenelg Country School (6-1, 5-0) remained undefeated in the strong MIAA B Conference with a hard fought 65-57 win over Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Essex on Monday night.

The Dragons trailed 28-22 at the half before they rallied in the third quarter with 18 points, tying the contest at 40. GCS then exploded for 25 fourth quarter points to pull away and get  the win over an undermanned Cougar squad.

Mount Carmel coach Tom Rose only suited up seven players and he lost Lucas Gallina, who hurt his right wrist, late in the game.  The lack of fresh bodies hampered the over-all performance by the Cougars.

“I was impressed by the effort they gave,” said Glenelg Country coach Kevin Quinlan.  “They were physical, they were very intense, and I think they did a great job on the boards.”

Quinan said he wasn’t surprised about the stellar play of the Cougars. “They’re a real scrappy team, and I knew they would give us their best shot.”

Miles, who is always a dominant force under the bucket on both ends of the floor, said that everyone plays against his team as if they were playing for the championship.  He also praised the effort of the Cougars (6-6, 3-3).

“They’re a very physical team, and they won’t back down from anybody,” said the talented center. “They played hard.”

Powers poured in 12 points in the third quarter to rally his team from a six point deficit at the half, and Jove-Vives had 12 points in the fourth stanza to help the Dragons seal the win.  Jove-Vives was 9-for-10 from the free throw line in the final eight minutes, and his accuracy from the stripe insured the win.  

Quinlan said that his team did a good job from the free-throw line, especially Cesar.

Powers lead all scorers with 20 points and went 6-for-6 from the line in the second half.

“I felt as though they were smaller than us, and by us pushing it and putting it down inside and attacking the rack gave us an advantage.” said the sophomore forward.   “I’m happy our team was able to pull it out.”

Thomas Thorton lead the Cougars with 16 points,  Corey Groom added 13, and Gedas Juozapvicius had 12.  Juozapvicius had eight of his points in the opening quarter when he helped his team jump out to an early lead.  

Groom had eight fourth quarter points and Thorton six for the Mount, but it wasn’t enough.

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Glenelg Country: B. Jordan 1, Davis 4, Boyd 8, Miles 15, Powers 20, Jove-Vives 17.
Mount Carmel: Lee 7, Groom 13, Gallina 5, Juozapvicius 12, Thorton 16, Onwudiegwu 4.