In a match-up of two basketball teams which celebrated championships last winter, St. Paul’s, of the MIAA B Conference, traveled to Calvert Hall on Wednesday and broke away from the reigning Baltimore Catholic League champs in the second half, to claim a 58-46 victory.

Calvert Hall led by one after the opening quarter, but the Crusaders rallied to take a 26-22 halftime lead and stretched their advantage to 14 after three quarters.

Three Crusaders scored in double figures, led by 14 points from Lamont Wade.  Cliff Cornish, a 6-foot-8 newcomer, added 13 points for St. Paul’s and Nigel Sydnor finished with 11.

Justin Beck paced Calvert Hall (1-1) with 16 points.

St. Paul’s, which dropped its opener to John Carroll, improved to 1-1 on the season.

St. Paul’s 58, Calvert Hall 46
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St. Paul’s:
Sydnor 11, Cornish 13, Brooks 8, Davis 3, Williams 2, Martinez 7, Wade 14.
Calvert Hall:
Bosse 6, Richardson 6, Davis 6, Beck 16, Blackwell 3, Johnson 4, McVan 4.