Mount St. Joseph (15-5) tuned up on Wednesday night at Friends for an upcoming match-up with John Carroll, the top-ranked team in the MIAA and the Baltimore Catholic League.  The Gaels play the Patriots in Irvington on Sunday.

Thanks to a 45 point second half, the Gaels blasted the Quakers  76-44 as ten different players scored for coach Pat Clatchey.

Freshman Phil Booth and sophomore Kameron Williams each had 15 for the Mount, and seniors Eric Ross (11) and Phil Lawrence (10) also reached double figures.

Despite the loss, Friends coach Bill Pace was satisfied with the overall performance of his squad against one of the best teams in the area.

“We had stretches where we proved we can play with anybody, but we need to be able to compete and play the entire game,” said Pace, who is in his first year at he helm with the Quakers.

“They kept pressure on us in the second half, and we did not adjust.  You hate to lose, but we learned a lot.”

Schmidt was the only bright spot for Pace. The 6-foot-8 center, who can shoot from the outside, and often handles the ball like a guard, had 12 points in the fourth quarter and finished the night with 27 to lead all scorers.

“Jon has been pretty consistent in the upper 20’s,” said Pace.  “If we can get him some help, we’d look really good.  He is handling himself on the boards.”

Andrew Shaver had 10 for the Quakers.

St. Joe plays host to St. Maria Goretti in a BCL contest Friday night, and they have another intra-conference game against St. Pauls in Brooklandville on Saturday before the Patroits invade Irvington on Sunday.


Mount St. Joseph 76, Friends 44
Mount St. Joseph
Mount St. Joseph: Stephenson 2, Lawrence 10, Windsor 8, Clinton 4, Morton 2, Booth 15, Williams 15, Nardollio 5, Ross 11, Garrison 4.
Friends: J. Schmidt 27, C. Schmidt 1, J. Orrson 2, P. Orrson 2, Shaver 10, Brisco 2.