Thursday, January 17, 2013
Camille Calhoun is in running to play in the prestigious all-star basketball game.
Camille Calhoun, a senior and basketball standout at Archbishop Spalding, has been nominated as a McDonald's All-American. Calhoun, who has committed to play at Virginia Commonwealth University, is one of 814 high schoolers nominated. The top 24 men and 24 women from that list will play in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. This season for Spalding, Calhoun has led the team to a unbeaten record, with the team winning every game by at least 10 points. In a recent interview with ESPN, Calhoun said her favorite player is Alana Beard of the Los Angeles Sparks, and takes pride in her jumping and rebounding ability. The final roster for the McDonald's All-American game will be announced Feb. 14.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Seven local athletes committed to play college sports at various schools.
Ranging from Hofstra to Howard, local athletes announced their commitments to play college athletics. Imani Bailey from Meade High School recently announced her decision to play basketball at Howard University, and AACS standout lacrosse player Maddy Hulsey said she'll play for Rugters University in New Jersey. Here's a complete list of students from Severn school's committed to play NCAA sports: For a full list of Anne Arundel County athletes heading to college athletic programs, head to The Capital's website.
Monday, February 21, 2011
The Lady Cavaliers claimed their first conference title since 2001 in a thrilling victory over Seton Keough
Archbishop Spalding’s girls basketball team completed their unbeaten league season on Sunday night, defeating Seton Keough 53-48 in the IAAM Championship Game at Goucher College. The Lady Cavaliers took a 14-point lead into the fourth quarter, only to see their offense go cold as the Gators rallied to tie the game 48-48 with less than a minute remaining. After having squandered their advantage, Spalding's senior standout Maggie Morrison scored the games’ final five points, converting three of four from the foul line to give the Cavaliers the win and the title. Morrison ended the game with 19 points. The Lady Cavs used constant full court pressure in the first half to gradually build a 26-20 halftime lead, compensating for a Cavalier …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Spalding boys basketball fought back to send McDonogh into the extra period before losing in overtime.
Archbishop Spalding boys basketball battled back to send visiting McDonogh into overtime, only to lose on a buzzer-beating, 30 foot jump shot, 67-64. Leading the Cavaliers was Eric Fisher with 21 points, who played nearly the entire game. Spalding overcame two separate first half runs by the Eagles, using an aggressive defense to take a three-point lead midway through the second quarter, only to see McDonogh score ten unanswered to go into halftime ahead 33-29. The Eagles’ lead had grown to six by the fourth quarter before Spalding battled back to send the game into the extra frame. In overtime, the two teams traded baskets before the Cavaliers tied the game again a final time, 64-64, with 30 seconds remaining in the overtime period. …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
The Lady Cavaliers stay a perfect 6-0 in the IAAM A Conference with a convincing win over the Lady Panthers
Archbishop Spalding's girls basketball squad took control of its contest with visiting St. Frances Academy early, and was not seriously challenged the rest of the way, winning 55-29 on Jan.21. Leading the way for the Lady Cavaliers was Maggie Morrison with 12 points, while Sherae Swinson contributed 11 and Raven Makins added 10. The Lady Panthers opened the game with a determined 7-0 run, but with both teams playing aggressive defense and pressing the length of the court, the Lady Cavs quickly responded with a 16-0 first quarter run of their own, and then followed that with a 10-0 second quarter run that put Spalding firming in control. In the second quarter, St. Frances was held to only four points as the Lady Cavs built a 13-point …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Turnovers caused the Cavaliers to fall behind early, and despite several runs at the Gaels, Spalding was never able to catch up
Host Archbishop Spalding fell behind early to No. 6 Mount St. Joseph, but battled back to within five points before falling 69-59 on Jan. 13 in boys’ basketball. Erik Fisher led Spalding with 20 points, while Gregory Brown added 11 and Julian Washington contributed 10. The two teams exchanged baskets early, but a 13-0 Gaels’ run late in the first quarter provided Mount St. Joseph with a lead they would not surrender. The run was fueled by an aggressive Gael defense that created a number of steals against the Cavaliers’ guards as the ball was brought up court. “Our guards are young, and when someone gets close, they panic,” said Head Coach Derrick Lewis. Turnovers cost Spalding 16 points in the contest, more than the eventual margin of …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
In a matchup of the metro area's two top girls basketball teams, the Cavaliers watch a 19 point lead disappear before pulling out the win
Shaquilla Curtis scored 16 and Brya Freeland added 15 as the Archbishop Spalding girls defeated visiting Seton Keough 63-58 in double overtime on Dec. 17. Spalding, ranked #1 in the Baltimore metro area and #25 nationally by USA Today, surrendered a 19 point second half lead before recovering to defeat the Gators. Seton Keough is currently the #2 ranked Baltimore metro team. The Cavaliers built an early lead behind Shaquilla Curtis' nine first half points and took a 34-18 advantage into the halftime break. Halfway through the third quarter, Spalding had stretched that lead to 37-18 and seemed on its way to an impressive victory. Rather than putting the game out of reach, however, the Cavaliers began to lose discipline with the ball. "We …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Archbishop Spalding defeated the visitors from Prince George's County, but made it more difficult than it should have been.
In a turnover-marred contest, the Archbishop Spalding boys basketball team defeated an undersized Queen Anne School, 68-50, Wednesday at home. Spalding played an aggressive style of basketball early in the game, employing a backcourt press and defensive pressure that would pay off handsomely, as the Lions committed over 30 turnovers in the game. Unfortunately, the Cavaliers gave the ball up over 20 times themselves, negating much of the advantage gained by their tenacious defense. Spalding also committed over 20 fouls, which allowed a Queen Anne side that only dressed seven players, to stay within striking distance until late in the 4th quarter. Erik Fisher led all Spalding scorers with 12 points, all coming from inside the paint as …
Thursday, November 18, 2010
With three of its five starters headed to college for basketball, the Cavaliers have the experience and athleticism to go far in the upcoming season.
For the Archbishop Spalding Girls Varsity Basketball team (23-6 overall, 11-3 in conference in 2009-2010), there's a palpable sense of urgency. Having finished as runners up in the IAAM A Conference last season, followed by second place finishes in the Bishop Walsh and Best of Maryland tournaments, the Cavaliers have been silent witnesses to more than their share of on-court celebrations. With a quartet of fourth-year players returning for their climactic senior seasons, Spalding's players are now ready to do some net cutting of their own. The Cavaliers are led on the court by senior guard Maggie Morrison, whom Head Coach Bookie Rosemond called "the vocal leader of the team." Morrison has signed on to play at SEC power Vanderbilt next year…
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
An inside look into the upcoming Archbishop Spalding 2010/11 Varsity Boys Basketball season.
Teams attempting to rebound from disappointing seasons often look to add new players to their rosters. Archbishop Spalding boys' basketball went a bit further this year. It added almost an entire new program. Coming off last season's 6-16 campaign, the Cavaliers were able to take advantage of the closing of the Cardinal Gibbons School in a big way, adding 6-foot, 7-inch senior center Chris Kemp. They also snatched up senior power forward Erik Fisher, brothers Michael and Ryan Flynn, sons of Gibbons' celebrated basketball coach, the late Bob Flynn. Spalding Head Coach Derrick Lewis recognizes that bringing in the Gibbons players presents both an opportunity and a potential hurdle. "Our biggest challenge this year is getting these guys to …