McDonogh wins MIAA Championship

Posted at 10:37 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 22:37:13-04

The McDonogh Eagles swept the conference, ending the season with the MIAA title. The Eagles defeated the Boys' Latin Lakers 8-5 Friday night to earn the championship trophy.

When the Lakers and Eagles met earlier in the season, it took double overtime to crown a winner. Friday, McDonogh got the scoring started early, claiming an early lead.

Boys' Latin cut the deficit to one just before the half.

McDonogh controlled the faceoffs, which allowed them to take long, methodical offensive possessions. The Laker's defense protected the net, but weren't able to convert turnovers into points. 

The Eagles tallied three more in the third quarter to increase their lead.

In the end, the Eagles' lead was too great. McDonogh earned the win and claimed the trophy. The Eagles won their first MIAA title since 2005, ending an 11-year drought.