HSBBB: Cold 2nd half sends JPII to first defeat

John Paul II’s boys went looking for a challenge when their region game against Beaufort Academy was postponed Friday night, and they ended up finding their first loss of the season. 

The Golden Warriors went cold in the second half and came up short in overtime, falling 57-54 to visiting Cathedral Academy to snap their six-game winning streak to start the season.

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JPII was in control early, but the Golden Warriors managed only 12 points in the second half to allow the Generals to close the gap and force overtime. Cathedral outscored JPII 10-7 in the extra four minutes.

Freshman Christian Tilton led JPII with 15 points and six rebounds, and Mark Knight added 14 points and eight boards. 

The Golden Warriors (6-1, 1-0) travel to Bethesda Academy for a region game on Tuesday.

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