“They shot the ball very well tonight.” suggested Bishop Ireton’s head coach, Neil Berkman, after Good Counsel used seven three-pointers to outlast the Cardinals in Olney 73-65.
Ireton had three players in double figures, senior Louie Khouri with a game-high 23, junior Patrick Moseh with 17, and junior Dan Noe with 13. Ty Quarles chipped in 8 and Taylor McHugh and Wynn Miller each added a bucket.
The redbirds held a 36-35 lead in a high scoring first half of play but Khour’s four 3-pointers were no match for the Falcons. Cowan had a team high 20 points for Good Counsel while A Calomeris used three trey’s to contribute 17 for the Falcons. Byron Hawkins plagued Ireton in their first meeting of the season and again had 15 in the win and Thomas’ 10 made him the 4th Falcon to score in double figures.
Both teams had a strong night from the free throw line, Ireton went 13-16 while the homestanding Good Counsel was 10-13. The 28-24 advantage in field goals, including three more markers from beyond the arc for the Falcoms, proved to be the difference in the win.
For the Cardinals, they return home Sunday to play Archbishop Carroll. The Lions will be looking for their first WCAC win of the year and Ireton will be trying to end a 7-game conference skid in January. Tipoff Sunday will be 12, noon for the JV, 1:45 for the varsity matchup. The freshmen will square off Saturday at noon in Godley Gym.