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Boys basketball

Calverton sweeps pair

The Cougars (8-4, 3-2 MISAL) extended their winning streak to three games after defeating Lanham Christian and Yeshiva School on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Against the Lions of Prince George’s County, Corey Darden scored a team-high 17 points and the visiting Cougars staved off a furious fourth-quarter Lanham rally to win 49-46.

The Cougars built up a 16-point lead in the final period by playing a 2-3 zone defense, but some hot shooting by the Lions and cold shooting by Calverton tied the game at 46 in the final minute.

The Cougars made three critical defensive stops and made three of four free throws, including two by Cole Rainier (12 points) with seven seconds left.

Ray LaPlaca had 13 points and Josh Hubbard corralled 11 rebounds for Calverton, which has won its last two after a four-game slide.

Against the host Knights 24 hours later, Rainier poured in 25 points to key an 83-56 win.

Zane Mass added a career-high 20 points and LaPlaca and Darden scored 15 and 10 points, respectively.

Yeshiva hit 10 three-pointers, but Calverton began to pull away in the third quarter.

Girls basketball

Calvert 90, La Plata 11

Daijah Thomas scored a season-high 30 points and added 20 rebounds to help the host Cavaliers (12-1, 5-0 SMAC) throttle the Warriors on Wednesday at Calvert Middle School in Prince Frederick.

Calvert scored 33 points in the first quarter and held a commanding 48-7 lead at the break.

Alexis Smith scored 26 points and added six steals and six assists and Jasmine Weems added 18 points and six assists.

Endia Butler and Tyler Graves each scored six points and Graves pulled down seven boards. Kayla Gross finished with four points, 11 rebounds and six assists for Calvert, which has won its last seven games.


Northern sweeps Rams

The Patriots rebounded from their only loss of the season with a sweep over McDonough on Wednesday at North Point High School’s pool.

The Patriots rebounded from their sweep at the hands of North Point on Jan. 9 as the Northern boys pulled out a 176-93 win over the Rams, while the girls added a 160-11 victory. Both teams are 5-1 this season.

On the boys side, Tommy Cranford and Nick Goszkowicz each won four events. Cranford claimed the 100-yard butterfly (59.83 seconds) and 100 freestyle (54.12) and, along with Goszkowicz, was a member of the winning 200 free (1 minute 37.85 seconds) and 400 free (3:46.95) relay teams.

Goszkowicz also won the 200 individual medley (2:21.86) and 100 backstroke (1:08.18) and Nic Leininger won the 500 free in 6:15.27.

Cecilia Branche was also a four-time winner as she touched first in the 50 free (30.75), 100 breast (1:26.99) and was also a member of the winning 200 (1:59.54) and 400 (4:31.03) free relays.

Heather Cheney won the 100 fly (1:11.94) and was also on the 200 and 400 free relays and Alexa Leininger took the 500 free in 6:39.72 and also swam on the 200 and 400 relay teams.