Although he wasn’t able to celebrate Senior Night at Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop Spalding’s Eric Fisher still managed to make the night memorable at his new school. as the talented center lead the Cavaliers to a hard fought 58-50 win over visiting Loyola in a Baltimore Catholic League/MIAA A Conference match up on Friday.

The Cavaliers (2-7) are now tied with Loyola for fifth place in the BCL, three games behind Mount Saint Joe.  The Mount fell to 5-4 in the Catholic League after losing to Calvert Hall 47-46 on Friday night at home.

Fisher had eight third quarter points to spark the Cavs, who trailed the Dons 21-20 at the half.

“We were down at the half, and we had to come out and play strong,” said Fisher.  “In the fourth quarter, we really strapped down, got to the line and converted.”

The Cavs made ten free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Dons.  Jordan Grant poured in ten points in the final eight minutes for coach Derrick Lewis, five of which came at the stripe. Grant finished with 13.

Greg Brown  was 4-for-4 from the line for Spalding down the stretch. He was one of nine different players who scored for Lewis on the night.

Matt Dunn kept Loyola within striking distance with three fourth quarter 3’s, but it wasn’t enough. Dunn led Loyola with 15 points.

Dan Vigus, who had 22 points when Loyola beat the Cavaliers in their first meeting 51-45, was held to half that amount on Friday. Vigus ignited in the third quarter when  he scored eight points, but the Cavalier defense kept him from hitting from the field in the fourth quarter.


Archbishop Spalding 58, Loyola 50
Archbishop Spalding
Loyola: Cross 6, Dunn 15, Floyd 6, Vigus 11, Bradley 2, Marsh 6, Moran 4.
Archbishop Spalding: Kemp 3, Fisher 17, M.Flynn 2, Brown 4, Grant 13, Potts 3, Lewis 4, Grey 8, J.Washington 4.