Carroll downs Prep in battle of Catholic League unbeatens

Archbishop Carroll senior guard Ryan Daly. (Photo: Tom Reifsnyder/CoBL)

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By Thomas Primosch

There was a large crowd on hand at St. Joseph’s Prep to see a meeting between two of the remaining three unbeaten teams in the Catholic League as Prep hosted Archbishop Carroll on Martin Luther King Day.

Both teams came into the game unbeaten in six prior league contests, and a win would mean that one program would be on a level with only Neumann-Goretti with nearly half the league slate completed.

Even for a Monday afternoon game, the atmosphere inside the Kelly Fieldhouse was that of a marquee playoff matchup.

Those in attendance were treated to a fast-paced, entertaining game, but only one team could stay perfect in PCL play.

The visiting Patriots got off to a quick start against the Hawks, and that proved to be a telling sign. They never trailed on their way to a 63-49 victory.

Archbishop Carroll (15-1, 7-0) got out to a quick 8-0 lead to start the first quarter, forcing Prep coach Speedy Morris to call a timeout.

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