Posted On: 01/3/20 7:56 PM

This afternoon, McDonogh hosted John Carroll for a MIAA A Conference game. In what was an up-and-down affair that favored John Carroll by a final score of 51-43. With the win, the Patriots improve to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in MIAA play. McDonogh falls to 9-9 and 3-3 in league play. 

We'll break down five takeaways from this contest.

Tchilombo establishes himself immediately

The Patriots clearly wanted to establish their inside game and 2022 Cesar Tchilombo set the tone. The 6-foot-9 forward had a couple of buckets in the first two minutes by sealing his man deep in the post for eventual hook shots over his left shoulder. Throughout the game, he was a workhorse on the glass both offensive and defensively. He rebounded with tremendous energy and disrupted the McDonogh offense time and time again stepping over as the weak side rotation on drives.

Preston Howard

Howard returns with energy

2022 forward Preston Howard missed the first chunk of the season dealing with a concussion from his football season. He quickly showed why the Eagles needed

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