Friday, December 7
St. Paul's had an exciting match against Gilman on Thursday. Although the final score was 5 - 2, there was a great deal of progress against a well-stacked Gilman team. In particular, Brett Poles handily beat Freddie Allner, and Forbes Arbaugh fought through five games to pull out a win against Brandon Ahearn. Nicholas Gilman also had a great showing, losing to Emry Grant in his fifth game 14-12. We are definitely looking forward to playing Gilman again.
Varsity hockey tied Spalding yesterday 3-3. The team was down 3-1 with seven minutes remaining and persevered to earn the tie.
Jv hockey lost to Spalding yesterday 11-0
Jv squash lost to Gilman 7-0
Thursday, December 6
Today, our St. Paul's Basketball Gold team took the floor at McDonogh to kick off our 2018/2019 season. Fresh off a strong effort with our scrimmages last week, the boys were ready for a new opponent. As the ball was tipped in the air, the season was underway, and the boys came out ready to play. McDonogh scored first as their team lost their butterflies first. As we regrouped, the team fought back and tied the game at 9. Big baskets by Jason Nelson and Andrew Cooper started the charge. Down low, Ire Olasupo, Tyler McGill, Amir Saddler, and Kahlil Taylor battled for every rebound, and scored off of those rebounds to keep the game close, in fact tied at 11-11 at the end of the first half.
The second half was similar to the first, hard fought rebounds which led to points for both teams. As McDonogh started to go on a run, Ire Olasupo came to the rescue. First, a slide, elevation, and block identical to many skilled NBA players, it was that good. Then, two steals which led to points, and towards the end of the game, he did it again. Fast break, Ire catches up to stop the break, and block the shot in the stands. He was not alone. Strong guard play by Cadigan Kimball, Miles Heard, Ryan Nelson, Bryce Matthews, and Landon Blue frustrated McDonogh, and took them out of their offense sets all afternoon. McDonogh had built a second half lead, but two baskets by Colin Vineberg sandwiched around a Andrew Cooper running baseline jumper brought St. Paul's within 8 points. Though we tried to get the ball back, McDonogh ran out the clock to take the win 32-24. The boys played great, every single one of them. We will take our lumps, but in the end, this will be a great season for St. Paul's Gold Basketball.
Our next game is this Friday (12/7) at home against Boys Latin at 3:30. Please come out and cheer on the Gold team as we look for our first win of the season.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Blue Basketball squad headed to Owings Mills to take on the Eagles from McDonogh in their first game of the season. St. Paul's used an aggressive 1-3-1 defense to set the tone early and demonstrate to the hosts that they weren't backing down. Cameron Nelson attacked the basket early on and Aiden Gould knocked down a couple buckets to pace the Crusaders in the first quarter. Tyler Tucker's energy and Paul Koukoulas' physicality down low helped neutralize McDonogh's superior length and size. James Mackrell, Declan Brady, and Dessian Oula stepped in to settle the Crusaders down on offense, and Quinn Matthews proved instrumental in breaking the Eagles' first half press.
A late second quarter run allowed St. Paul's to head into halftime down 4 to the hosts. Both teams struggled to score in the third quarter, though Matthew Marino and Thomas Magnusson hustled mightily on both sides of the court. Heading into the 4th quarter, the Crusaders remained within in striking distance of the Eagles. Alas, McDonogh's size proved too much down the stretch, and a 10-0 run for the Eagles put the game away. McDonogh emerged victorious by a score of 42-26.
Max Rottinghaus' incredibly hard play led to 8 pass deflections while Nate Livingston led St. Paul's with 6 rebounds and 7 deflections of his own. St. Paul's next takes on Boys' Latin this Friday in their home debut.
The blue squash team defeated Calvert by a convincing 14-2. After dropping the first match, the Crusies won 14 of the next 15 matches winning all but one of them in two straight games. Our record now stands at 2-0 with our next match next Wednesday, Dec. 12th against McDonogh.
Wednesday, December 5
Varsity Squash defeated Calvert Hall yesterday 7-0
Yesterday, the gold squash team opened their season with a 12-4 win over Boys' Latin. After losing the first two matches that went the distance (3 games) the Crusies came roaring back to win 12 of the next 14 matches. Winning for the home team were George Croft (2-0), Ethan Schulze (2-1), Cole Morris (2-0), Andy Dripps (2-0), Seth Krosin (2-0), Tucker Brown (2-0), T.J. Barczak (2-0), Matthew Guy (2-0), James Bannon (2-0), Ned Doherty (2-0), Michael Ullmann (2-0), and Ryan Goldrick (2-0).
Gold's next match is next Thursday, Dec. 13th against the always tough Calvert Bees.
Tuesday, December 4
Yesterday, the blue squash team lost 10-5 to a very strong Gilman team. After dropping our first six matches, we finally turned it around and won the next four matches. Winning were Tommy Sharps (2-0), Matthew Garliss
(2-0), Trey Wilhelmsen (2-0) and Trevor Seymour (2-1). We then lost our next four matches only to have Lucas Hobson win the last one (2-1) in dramatic fashion with the rest of the team cheering him on.
The blue team has their second match on Wednesday against the always tough Calvert School Bees. Stop by if you want to see a good match!
Varsity ice hockey lost to Calvert Hall on Friday 2-1 in a great game.
Calvert Hall – 2, St. Paul's - 1
St. Paul's took to the road for their first MIAA A Conference match-up of the season against league rival Calvert Hall. In front of a raucous crowd, the Crusaders battled hard for three periods and unfortunately left with a defeat. Calvert Hall scored the first two, with Roscoe Eade scoring a beautiful deflection goal on a shot pass from George Haigley. Avvi Tanasiyenko notched the second assist on the tally. Even though the Crusaders threatened at multiple points, the comeback attempt failed due to strong defensive play and goaltending from the Cardinals, coupled with several momentum stalling St. Paul's penalties. Senior SP goalie Tim Cole was very strong in the cage, with the save of the game coming on a sprawling one-arm stop to keep the Crusies within two during a penalty kill in the second period. SP will take on Spalding in their second league match-up of the season this Thursday at Piney Orchard. Wish the team luck as they look to get to 1-1 in league play before heading into the winter break.
Monday, December 3
JV hockey defeated Gilman on Friday night at Patterson Park by the score of 8-2. Blake Vogel scored the first of his two goals early to tie it at 1-1. Brian Sharps also scored twice for St. Paul's. Henry Hill and Ryan Molinar scored goals. Zach Walker tapped in a juicy rebound for his goal, and Cole Van Court rushed the length of the ice and scored over the goalies shoulder to add the last goal. Braedon Llewellyn played solid in the net. Our next game is Wednesday, December 6th at Reisterstown at 4:15pm
Varsity Basketball St. Paul's 53 Gilman 65
The Crusaders fell behind 17-9 after the first frame, with credit to Gilman's defensive pressure on the ball. St. Paul's trailed by 11 at the break, but rallied to cut the lead to 6 midway through the third quarter and held the momentum until they commited 3 straight turnovers that the Greyhounds capitilazed on and quickly jumped back out to a double digit lead. St. Paul's used a number of different defenses to try to stop Gilman's division I bound point guard Jalen Rucker. Despite the Crusaders best efforts Rucker still finished with a team high 17 points. Troy Bartheleme scored 20 points for the second straight game and his front court mate Ziggy Reid added 14 to go with 11 rebounds. Leo Kelly once again filled up the stat sheet tallying 7 assists and 5 rebounds. The Crusaders faught hard the whole game and will look to bounce back against Concordia Prep.
The Crusaders overcame a slow start in the Bristow Tournament Saturday to beat Concordia Prep by a score of 76-62. St. Paul's was once again paced by Senior Forwards Troy Barthelme (20 points) and Ziggy Reid (18 points). In a game where every Crusader scored, there was one basket that stood out among all of the others. Early in the third quarter Ziggy Reid found himself open for three. He lived up to his reputation of knocking down that shot. By doing so he made school history, scoring his 1,000 point! Congratulations Mr. Reid! And to the entire group for their support of his accomplishment and a great team win!
JV basketball lost to Gilman on Friday
Varsity ice hockey lost to Calvert Hall on Friday 2-1 in a great game.