Week in Sports: Week of Jan. 22


Madison Dailey

Junior Yavuz Gultekin reaches for the ball at the start of the game. On Friday, Feb. 2, the men’s varsity basketball team faced the Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers and won 84-59.

Men’s Basketball

The varsity men’s basketball traveled to cross-town rival C. Milton Wright High School on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The game was sold out an hour before the slated 6:45 p.m. start time. JC came out on top with a score of 82-44. Seniors Immanuel Quickley and Rob Goyena scored 21 points and 15 points respectively. The Patriots also beat McDonogh on Friday, Jan. 27 by a score of 59-46. Senior Brandon Craig had 15 points.

Women’s Basketball

The varsity women’s basketball team had three games this week, the first on Monday, Jan. 22 at Western High School. Both schools were ranked in the high school sports poll on Jan. 23 by The Baltimore Sun, with the Lady Patriots ranked ninth and Western fifth. In the end, the Patriots prevailed 51-49. JC also bested IAAM “A” Conference foe Archbishop Spalding 58-42 on Friday, Jan. 26, with senior Branyelle Carillo leading the team with 21 points. Saturday, Jan. 27 was senior night for the Patriots, and it ended in a big win against Harford Tech with a final score of 72-35. Senior Savannah Simmons reached 1,000 career points, the first Lady Patriot to do so in the last six years. “After Sav hit her 1,000th point, everyone was definitely really hype and proud of her. Our outlook for the rest of this season is definitely [to] play as a team and play each game with heart and effort,” junior Jordan Wakefield said.

Men’s Swimming

The varsity men’s swim team raced against MIAA “B” Conference foes Beth Tfiloh and St. Vincent Pallotti on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Bel Air Athletic Club. JC lost to Beth Tfiloh 64-25 and to St. Vincent Pallotti 65-24. Their next meet is Thursday, Feb. 1 against Saints Peter and Paul.

Women’s Indoor Soccer

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, the varsity women’s indoor soccer team faced rival Mercy High School at DuBurns Arena. The Patriots lost by a score of 4-2. “It was a pretty even game, but we need to overall work on finishing our shots,” junior center midfielder Mia Katris said. Junior forward Erin Scannell and sophomore forward Nia Christopher scored JC’s two goals. The girls also faced Friends School on Friday, Jan. 26 and won by a large margin of 10-3.


The varsity wrestling squad wrestled at the West Chester Duals on Saturday, Jan. 27 and had an overall successful outing. The team placed third out of ten teams. JC beat St. Andrew’s Episcopal, St. Mary’s Ryken, and Bullis, but lost to St. Alban’s by five points. Their next match is at Loyola Blakefield on Thursday, Feb. 1 where they will also face Mount St. Joseph.

Women’s Indoor Track

The varsity women’s indoor track team raced in the IAAM “A” Conference championships on Friday, Jan. 26 at Prince George’s County Sports & Learning Complex. According to an article from The Baltimore Sun, the team finished fifth overall with 79 points. Seniors Ashlee Kothenbeutel and Chika Chuku placed first and second respectively in the 55-meter hurdles. Freshman Kaylee Copenspire finished second in the 1,600-meter race. In the shot put and high jump events, senior Meghan Sheehan finished in a close second both times. “We got off to a rocky start as a team, but as the meet went on we really picked it up and had a lot of really successful events. This was such a great group [of people] that we all had so much fun regardless of wins or losses,” Sheehan said.

Men’s Indoor Track

On Friday, Jan. 26, the varsity men’s indoor track team competed in the MIAA championships at Prince George’s County Sports & Learning Complex. The team competed against both “A” and “B” Conference teams. A Baltimore Sun article reported senior David Pajerowski tied for second place in the pole vault.


Sarah Spaeth is the Copy Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.