Capitano explodes for 40 as Episcopal halts losing streak

Alex Capitano made sure Episcopal Academy’s losing streak came to an end.

Capitano poured in 40 points to help the Churchmen snap a six-game slide with an 87-73 victory over Western Reserve in the seventh-place game at the Mercer Invitational at the Hill School.

Capitano hit six 3-pointers and was 6-for-7 from the free throw line. Sam Malloy added 16 points and Matt McCarthy chipped in with 11 for EA.

In other nonleague action:

Shipley 61, Haverford School 56 >> The Gators shot 9-for-10 from the free throw line and outscored the Fords, 25-20 in the fourth quarter.

Christian Clover poured in 15 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth to try to keep the Fords in the game. Tyler Seward contributed 12 points.

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