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New roster premieres a dynamic group of Juniors, Sophmores and a Freshman.  Teamwork, defense and an athletic group of players that can get up and down the floor keep the MSJ tradition alive.  

Upcoming game on Friday 12/5 vs. St. Frances - Should be exciting!

 
 
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Congratulations to JV for a fabulous 29-1 season, capped off by the BCL Championship.  Great work, men!

Head Coach, John Griffin
Ass’t Coach, Joe Carey

#10 Miles Wilson
#11 Andrew Britt
#12 Jake Wyandt
#15 Justin Bristol
#20 Dennis Seyfried
#21 Deion Graves
#23 Jefferson Collins
#24 Justin Williams
#30 Nigel Jackson
#31 Justice Kendall
#32 Ryan Payne
#33 Jaden Robinson
#34 Darryl Morsell
#41 Tanner Scaife


 
 
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Great pics from the Baltimore Sun.

Shout out to the MSJ Student section - best fans in Baltimore!

 
 
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MSJ repeated as champions of the highly competitive Gonzaga DC Classic - the first team to do so in 10 years.  Congrats to Jordan McNeil, tournament MVP, and to Phil Booth and Doc Barnes for being named to the all tournament team.

 
 
Senior Jaylen Adams put the Gaels on his back in overtime to defeat rival Calvert Hall 62-57 Wednesday night.  Adams scored nine of his 14 points in overtime when Calvert Hall’s defense was focused on stopping fellow senior guard Phil Booth Jr.  Booth finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds but was ineffective late in the game by the relentless defensive effort of Nico Clareth. 

Clareth led all scorers with a game high 20 points.  It was not enough as Mount Saint Joseph (MSJ) was able to withstand the early seven point lead in the second quarter.  MSJ would knot the score at 26 going into the half.  Calvert Hall was down as much as six in the fourth quarter before Clareth and junior guard Drew Edwards (13 points) would again tie the score at 49 with 2:28 to play.  Neither team would score the rest of regulation. 

In overtime Jaylen Adams who had been quiet the entire game decided to take over.  Adams hit a huge three pointer on the Gaels second possession of OT to take the lead for good.  He would then score on two separate occasions attacking the basket and went 2-4 from the foul line to seal the victory.  MSJ also had two other players reach double figures with senior Jordan McNeil scoring 13 points and sophomore Doc Barnes contributing 10 points and eight rebounds. 

Coach Clatchey was quoted saying “He (Jaylen Adams) played like a senior that wanted to win on the road.  He stepped up and hit the big shots.  Calvert Hall is a good team; they're going to be a load for a lot of teams, including us. We told our guys that winning on the road is a mindset, a mentality. And I thought we stepped up and grew as a team tonight." 

The win moves MSJ to 6-1 overall builds up some momentum heading into the Gonzaga Classic this weekend where they will tip-off against Herndon High School a public school located in northern Virginia.  The game is set to start at 8:30 p.m. at Gonzaga College High School located in Washington D.C.  

Coach Kyle Harmon
 
 

The Gaels easily improve to 5-1 on the season behind a stellar performance from Jordan McNeil.  McNeil finished with a game high 22 points.  Mt. St. Joseph (MSJ) led from start to finish in the game hitting their first five field goals and then nine of 10 to end the first quarter leading 22-7.  MSJ had four guys reach double figures with Randy Miller chipping in 15 points, Jaylen Adams with 12 points and Kyle Doran with 10 points and eight rebounds. 

Gilman has some talented freshmen but was not ready for the veteran roster of MSJ.  Foster led the greyhounds with 16 points.  MSJ is back in action Wednesday, December 11th when they will travel to face rival Calvert Hall at 7pm.

Coach Kyle Harmon  

 
 
The number one ranked Gaels were not able to hold off St. Frances Wednesday night in East Baltimore.  Mount Saint Joseph (MSJ) made the travel to E. Chase St. to face off against their biggest rival.  At first it looked like MSJ was going to walk away with the game leading the panthers at the half 28-21.  St. Joe led by as much as 11 in the middle of the third quarter until St. Frances went on a scoring frenzy tying the game up at 42 heading into the fourth and final quarter.  The game would stay neck and neck until the final two minutes when sophomore Daquan Bracey from St. Frances scored seven of 17 points to seal the victory for the home team. 

Dwayne Morgan led all scorers with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while fellow teammates Daquan Bracey (17 points) and Khalil Richards (13 points) also reach double figures.  "They're ability to manufacture points with their quickness, athleticism and toughness [was the difference]," MSJ  coach Pat Clatchey said. "We got a loss and a lot of teachable moments. There were a lot of situations on both sides of the ball that we need to address and improve on. We had stretches where we played good ball, but we've talked about having the ability to sustain that execution. It's a 32-minute game, and we didn't play for 32 minutes."

Phil Booth led the Gaels with 15 points followed by Jordan McNeil with 14 points and Jaylen Adams with 11 points.  Booth sustained an eye injury in the first quarter caused by an inadvertent elbow by a teammate causing him to get eight stitches and he will be inactive for the next game Friday night against Gilman in the Smith Center.  The loss now moves MSJ to 4-1 on the season and 1-1 in both the M.I.A.A. and B.C.L. leagues.  

Coach Kyle Harmon

 
 
Boys basketball top-five countdown: No. 1 Mount St. Joseph
By Glenn Graham, Baltimore Sun

Here's a look at No. 1 Mount St. Joseph
Coach: Pat Clatchey
Last season: 31-8, ranked No. 4
Postseason:  Baltimore Catholic League champion; MIAA A Conference final
Top players: Phil Booth, Sr. G; Jaylen Adams, Sr., G; Jordan McNeil, Sr., F; Kyle Doran, Sr., F; Daveyon Barnes, So. F
Outlook:  The Gaels have all the ingredients found in a No. 1 ranked team. They have a leader and go-to player in All-Metro first-team guard Booth, a four-year varsity player that does everything well. They have another standout guard in Adams; versatility and experience in forwards McNeil and Doran; and a breakthrough player emerging in Barnes.
All that talent playing in an highly efficient system at both ends will add up to plenty of victories in Irvington.
Booth is the area’s most consistent player and he pays as much attention to defense (he was named the BCL’s Defensive Player of the Year last season) as offense. That sets the right tone and bodes well for the Gaels.
Scoring options are endless with Adams and McNeil topping the list after Booth.
Called up from the junior varsity midway through last season, Barnes had impressive minutes in key spots and will be tough to handle down low.
The schedule is demanding and the BCL and MIAA are stacked with formidable teams to make things difficult for the Gaels. But -- top to bottom -- their talent, experience and continuity makes them the preseason pick as the No. 1 team.


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/varsity-letters/bal-the-mount-st-joseph-boys-basketball-team-is-no-1-in-the-baltimore-suns-preseason-poll-20131203,0,611339.story#ixzz2mSkseOtN