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St. Frances tops Mount St. Joseph in battle of Baltimore heavyweights

Posted: 11:27 PM, Feb 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-16 23:27:41-05
St. Frances tops Mount St. Joseph in boys hoops
St. Frances tops Mount St. Joseph in boys hoops

The St. Frances boys basketball team locked up the top seed in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's A Conference Red Division on Friday night with a 65-58 win over fellow powerhouse Mount St. Joseph.

Elijah Epps and Jordan Toles each scored a team-high 13 points for the Panthers (31-4).

The Gaels' James Bishop led all scorers with 25 points. Jalen Smith (committed to University of Maryland) added 22 points for Mount St. Joseph (27-4).

Next comes the MIAA quarterfinals on Tuesday.  The Panthers host Mount Carmel on 7 p.m. The Gaels host McDonogh at 7 p.m.

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