BCL News

April 19, 2021
 

ST. FRANCES' QUEEN NAMED MAXPREPS NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

 
BALTIMORE - St. Frances' Derik Queen, who led the Panthers to an undefeated regular season, including the Baltimore Catholic League regular season title, and the Panthers' run to the BCL championship game, was named MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year.

The 6-8 forward was a dominant presence For the Panthers. St. Frances started 12-0 overall and finished 15-1 after a BCL title game defeat to John Carroll.

 

Queen was selected as a first-team All-Baltimore Catholic League choice as he averaged 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots per game for St. Frances. 

MaxPreps started selecting a National Freshman of the Year in 2010, and Queen is the first BCL honoree to win the award.

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March 26, 2021
 

NO. 6 SEED JOHN CARROLL UPSETS NO. 1 ST. FRANCES 66-62 (OT)

No. 6 Patriots claim record third upset victory in the BCL Tournament by beating the 15-0 Panthers behind 29 points by MVP Jeannot Basima


BALTIMORE - John Carroll, the No. 6 seed, defeated top-seeded and previously unbeaten St. Frances 66-62 in overtime to claim the 50th Baltimore Catholic League Tournament championship in only the second title game to go to OT in the league’s history.
 
Jeannot Basima, a 6-4 sophomore, was the John M. Plevyak BCL Tournament MVP after a huge 29-point performance to give the Patriots (11-5) their third BCLT title and the first since 2016. John Carroll head coach Seth Goldberg and the Patriots took possession of the Brother D. John Smith FSC Memorial Trophy for the next year.
 
St. Frances senior Byron Ireland forced overtime with a 3-pointer as the horn sounded in regulation to tie the game at 62. In OT, the Patriots hit 4-of-6 foul shots, including a pair by Basima in the final 10 seconds for all of the points scored in the four-minute extra session.
 
The overtime in the championship game of the BCLT was the first since 2014 when Mount St. Joseph defeated Calvert Hall.
 
The Panthers (15-1) had their bid for an undefeated season stopped as St. Frances was trying to win its fourth straight BCLT title. Ireland led the Panthers with 20 points.
 
The All-Tournament Team consisted of John Carroll’s Jalen Bryant and Tyson Commander, Derik Queen and Ireland of St. Frances and Archbishop Spalding’s Cameron Whitmore. Andrew Dixon of Mount Carmel was the Sportsmanship Award winner.
 
Below are notes on John Carroll’s BCLT championship victory.

 

  • The Patriots finished the season with an 11-5 overall mark and a nine-game win streak.

  • John Carroll won its third Baltimore Catholic League Tournament title, and the first since 2016.

  • The Patriots won their third title in five championship appearances over 12 BCL Tournaments.

  • John Carroll became the second No. 6 seed to win the BCL title since the 1989 Towson Catholic Owls accomplished the feat by beating seeds 3 (Cardinal Gibbons; first round), 2 (St. Maria Goretti; semifinals) and 4 (Loyola; championship game) on the way to the title.

  • The Patriots are the first team in BCL history with three "upset" victories (defined as beating a team three seed lines or better) in a single tournament. The Patriots defeated the No. 3 (Mount St. Joseph), No. 2 (Archbishop Spalding) and No. 1 (St. Frances) seeds on the way to the title.

  • John Carroll is the third team seeded No. 5 or lower to win the BCLT (2005 St. Frances as a No. 5 seed and 1989 Towson Catholic as a No. 6 seed).

  • The Patriots improved the record of No. 6 seeds in the BCLT title game to 2-0.

  • John Carroll improved its all-time BCLT record to 16-9 (.640).

  • Head Coach Seth Goldberg earned his first Baltimore Catholic League Tournament title for John Carroll, joining Tony Martin (2011, 2016) in claiming BCLT titles for the Patriots.

  • Goldberg improved his BCLT record to 3-2, with all three victories coming in the 2021 BCLT.

  • Goldberg is the 17th different coach in league history to lead a team to the BCL Tournament title.

  • Goldberg gives John Carroll multiple head coaches with BCLT title victories (2) which makes John Carroll the fourth school with multiple BCLT winning coaches in its history (Calvert Hall 4, St. Frances 3 and Archbishop Spalding 2).

  • John Carroll broke a two-game losing streak in BCLT games vs. St. Frances and improved its overall BCLT record vs. the Panthers to 5-2.

 

50TH BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

Monday, March 22

First Round (at higher seeds)

6 John Carroll 67, 3 Mount St. Joseph 65

2 Archbishop Spalding 61, 7 St. Maria Goretti 58

4 Mount Carmel 66, 5 Loyola 63

1 St. Frances 89, 8 Calvert Hall 61

 

Wednesday, March 24

Semifinals (Alumni Memorial Gym; Calvert Hall)

1 St. Frances 68, 4 Mount Carmel 49

6 John Carroll 69, 2 Archbishop Spalding 66

 

Friday, March 26

Championship (Alumni Memorial Gym; Calvert Hall)

6 John Carroll 66, 1 St. Frances 62 (ot)

 

2021 BCL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Jalen Bryant, John Carroll

Tyson Commander, John Carroll

Byron Ireland, St. Frances

Derik Queen. St. Frances

Cameron Whitmore, Archbishop Spalding

 

John M. Plevyak Most Valuable Player Award

Jeannot Basima, John Carroll

 

Sportsmanship Award

Andrew Dixon, Mount Carmel

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March 25, 2021
 

50TH BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREVIEW

No. 6 John Carroll (10-5; 3-4 BCL) vs. No. 1 St. Frances (15-0; 7-0 BCL)

Friday, March 26 - 6 pm - Alumni Memorial Gymnasium (Calvert Hall)


BALTIMORE - Two of the hottest prep basketball teams in the area will play Friday evening for the 50th Baltimore Catholic Tournament championship – the undefeated St. Frances Panthers (15-0 overall; 7-0 in BCL) and the John Carroll Patriots (10-5 overall, 3-4 BCL), winners of eight straight games. The title game is set for 6 pm at Calvert Hall’s Alumni Memorial Gymnasium. This will be the first championship game in BCL history between a No. 6 seed and a No. 1 seed.

There will be NO public sales of tickets to the championship game, and the game is available on livestream (the link to purchase a virtual ticket to view the game online – $10 – is available at the front page of bclbasketball.com).

In the only meeting between the schools this season, St. Frances beat John Carroll 82-64 on February 24.

What follows below is a list of “what if’s” for each of the two teams in the finals.

BCL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME "WHAT IF'S"

If No. 1 seed St. Frances wins ...
•    The Panthers (16-0) will be the first overall undefeated BCL team since Calvert Hall went 34-0 in 1981-82 and captured the national championship.
•    St. Frances would extend its BCL record of BCLT titles to 11 in 14 appearances in the championship game over 33 total BCL Tournaments.
•    St. Frances would break the record for most consecutive BCLT victories with 12 (currently tied with Loyola with 11 from 1975-79 – the Dons won 9 games in the run of four straight titles from 1975-78 and the first two games in 1979 before losing in the finals to Cardinal Gibbons).
•    The Panthers would tie the BCLT record for most consecutive championships with four (2018-21) with Loyola, which won four straight titles under BCL Hall of Fame coach Jerry Savage from 1975-78.
•    The Panthers would improve the record of No. 1 seeds in the BCLT title game to 34-9.
•    The Panthers would improve their all-time BCLT record to 48-22 (.686), which is the best tournament winning percentage among BCL schools.
•    Head Coach Nicholas Myles would tie Savage for the most consecutive title wins in BCL history (four).
•    Myles would earn his fourth tournament title overall, which would tie him with Mike Daniel, Towson Catholic (1989-92-93-98) and Cokey Robertson, St. Maria Goretti (1985-86-87-2001) for fifth-most in league history.
•    Myles would earn his ninth regular-season or BCL Tournament title of his career at St. Frances.
•    Myles would improve his BCL Tournament record to 17-6 (.739), the highest percentage (minimum 20 games) of any coach in BCL history.
•    St. Frances would win its third straight game vs. John Carroll in the BCLT and improve its all-time BCL Tournament record vs. the Patriots to 3-4.

If No. 6 seed John Carroll wins ...
•    The Patriots would finish the season with an 11-5 overall mark and a nine-game win streak.
•    John Carroll would win its third Baltimore Catholic League Tournament title, and the first since 2016. 
•    The Patriots would win their third title in five championship appearances over 12 BCL Tournaments.
•    John Carroll would be the second No. 6 seed to win the BCL title since the 1989 Towson Catholic Owls that accomplished the feat by beating seeds 3 (Cardinal Gibbons; first round), 2 (St. Maria Goretti; semifinals) and 4 (Loyola; championship game) on the way to the title.
•    The Patriots would be the first team in BCL history with three "upset" victories (defined as beating a team three seed lines or better) in a single tournament. The Patriots would have beaten the No. 3 (Mount St. Joseph), No. 2 (Archbishop Spalding) and No. 1 (St. Frances) seeds on the way to the title. NOTE: John Carroll has already tied the league's tourney "upset" record with two - matching the 1989 Owls (No. 6 seed) and the 2005 St. Frances Panthers (No. 5 seed that beat the No. 1 seed Mount St. Joseph in the semis and the No. 2 seed Towson Catholic in the finals).
•    John Carroll would be only the third team seeded No. 5 or lower to win the BCLT (2005 St. Frances as a No. 5 seed and 1989 Towson Catholic as a No. 6 seed).
•    The Patriots would improve the record of No. 6 seeds in the BCLT title game to 2-0.
•    John Carroll would improve its all-time BCLT record to 16-9 (.640).
•    Head Coach Seth Goldberg would earn his first Baltimore Catholic League Tournament title for John Carroll, joining Tony Martin (2011, 2016) in claiming BCLT titles for the Patriots.
•    Goldberg would improve his BCLT record to 3-2, with all three victories coming in the 2021 BCLT.
•    Goldberg would be the 17th different coach in league history to lead a team to the BCL Tournament title.
•    Goldberg would give John Carroll multiple head coaches with BCLT title victories (2) which would make JC the fourth school with multiple BCLT winning coaches in its history (Calvert Hall 4, St. Frances 3 and Archbishop Spalding 2).
•    John Carroll would break a two-game losing streak in BCLT games vs. St. Frances and improve its overall BCLT record vs. the Panthers to 5-2.

The winner of the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament receives possession of the Brother D. John Smith FSC Memorial Trophy, named for the first chairman of the BCL from 1971-76 who served as the athletic director at Calvert Hall. After the championship game, the five-member All-Tournament Team will be announced, and the BCL Tournament MVP will receive the John M. Plevyak Most Valuable Player Award, named for the longtime Mount St. Joseph athletic director who was instrumental in the founding of the BCL. The traditional Sportsmanship Award will also be handed out.

50TH BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
 

Monday, March 22
First Round (at higher seeds)

6 John Carroll 67, 3 Mount St. Joseph 65
2 Archbishop Spalding 61, 7 St. Maria Goretti 58
4 Mount Carmel 66, 5 Loyola 63
1 St. Frances 89, 8 Calvert Hall 61

Wednesday, March 24
Semifinals (Alumni Memorial Gym; Calvert Hall)

1 St. Frances 68, 4 Mount Carmel 49
6 John Carroll 69, 2 Archbishop Spalding 66

Friday, March 26
Championship (Alumni Memorial Gym; Calvert Hall)

6 John Carroll vs. 1 St. Frances 6 pm

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March 21, 2021
 

ARCHBISHOP SPALDING’S WHITMORE NAMED BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S

2021 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

St. Frances’ Myles selected as Coach of the Year; Kalu (Defensive POY), Walsh (Most Improved POY) honored; All-BCL Teams selected


BALTIMORE - Archbishop Spalding junior Cameron Whitmore, who averaged 22 points and 11.7 rebounds per game this season for the Cavaliers, was selected as the 2021 Jerry Savage Player of the Year Award winner.

 

St. Frances coach Nicholas Myles, who led the Panthers to their fourth consecutive BCL regular season title with a perfect 7-0 league mark and a 13-0 overall record, was selected as the BCL’s O. Ray Mullis Coach of the Year.

 

Mount Carmel senior Kevin Kalu was selected as the BCL’s Mark Amatucci Defensive Player of the Year Award winner, while Loyola junior Gavin Walsh was tabbed as the league’s Cokey Robertson Most Improved Player of the Year Award recipient.

 

Whitmore, who was a first-team All-BCL selection in 2019-20, helped lead the Cavaliers to a 5-2 BCL record (11-2 overall) and the No. 2 seed in this week’s Baltimore Catholic League Tournament. He is third player in Archbishop Spalding history to be named the Savage Player of the Year, joining Derrick Snowden (1999-2000) and Rudy Gay (2003-04).

 

Myles was named the Mullis Coach of the Year for the second time in his career at St. Frances (2018). He led the Panthers to the first undefeated league season in the BCL since the 2009-10 season, and he became the eighth coach in the history of the BCL to reach 100 career victories in Baltimore Catholic League regular-season games.

 

Kalu averaged 16 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks per game for the Cougars. He is the second Mount Carmel player to receive the Amatucci Defensive Player of the Year (David Erebor, 2014-15).

 

Walsh averaged 15 points and eight rebounds per game for the Dons. He is the third Loyola player in the last four seasons to earn the Robertson Most Improved Player of the Year Award, joining JJ Halaby (2017-18) and Mitchell Fischer (2018-19).

 

The All-BCL first team includes Mount St. Joseph senior D’Angelo Stines, Mount Carmel junior Deon Perry, St. Frances senior Khyrie Staten, St. Frances freshman Derik Queen, John Carroll senior Jalen Bryant and Calvert Hall sophomore Mike Williams.

 

The BCL second team consists of St. Frances senior Julian Reese, Walsh, Kalu, Mount St. Joseph freshman Bryson Tucker, Mount Carmel senior Toby Nnadozie and Loyola senior Cam Smith.

 

Seven other players received honorable mention recognition: Tyson Commander (John Carroll), Cesar Tchilombo (John Carroll), Ausar Crawley (Mount St. Joseph), Jordan Pennick (Archbishop Spalding), Vincent Payne (St. Maria Goretti), Jordan Green (St. Maria Goretti) and Tyheil Patterson (Archbishop Spalding).

 

The BCL also announced the winners of the Dave Kropfelder Never, Never Quit Awards for each school, as selected by their coach. The honorees for 2021 are: Jalen Bouknight (Archbishop Spalding), Jason Ogbolu (Calvert Hall), Jaiden Jakubowski (John Carroll), John Dixon (Loyola), Dominick McKinney-George (Mount Carmel), Sean Carr (Mount St. Joseph), Caleb Obannon (St. Frances) and Chris Abissi (St. Maria Goretti).

 

The 50th Baltimore Catholic League Tournament begins Monday at higher seeds as No. 4 seed Mount Carmel hosts No. 5 seed Loyola, No. 3 seed Mount St. Joseph hosts No. 6 seed John Carroll, No. 2 seed Archbishop Spalding hosts No. 2 St. Maria Goretti and No. 1 seed St. Frances hosts No. 8 Calvert Hall with all games starting at 6 pm. The semifinals will be played Wednesday, March 26 (site TBA) at 5:30 and 7:30 pm. The championship game (site TBA) will be played Friday, March 28 at 6 pm.

 

2021 BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE

ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

 

Jerry Savage Player of the Year Award

Cam Whitmore – Archbishop Spalding – Junior

 

FIRST TEAM

Name, School (Class)

D’Angelo Stines, Mount St. Joseph (Senior)

Deon Perry, Mount Carmel (Junior)

Khyrie Staten, St. Frances (Senior)

Derik Queen, St. Frances (Freshman)

Jalen Bryant, John Carroll (Senior)

Mike Williams, Calvert Hall (Sophomore)

 

SECOND TEAM

Name, School (Class)

Julian Reese, St. Frances (Senior)

Gavin Walsh, Loyola (Junior)

Kevin Kalu, Mount Carmel (Senior)

Bryson Tucker, Mount St. Joseph (Freshman)

Toby Nnadozie, Mount Carmel (Senior)

Cam Smith, Loyola (Senior)

 

Honorable Mention: Tyson Commander, John Carroll; Cesar Tchilombo, John Carroll; Ausar Crawley, Mount St. Joseph; Jordan Pennick, Archbishop Spalding; Vincent Payne, St. Maria Goretti; Jordan Green, St. Maria Goretti; Tyheil Peterson, Archbishop Spalding

 

Mark Amatucci Defensive Player of the Year Award

Kevin Kalu, Mount Carmel

 

Cokey Robertson Most Improved Player of the Year Award

Gavin Walsh, Loyola

 

O. Ray Mulls Coach of the Year Award

Nicholas Myles, St. Frances

 

Dave Kropfelder Never, Never Quit Awards:

Jalen Bouknight, Archbishop Spalding

Jason Ogbolu, Calvert Hall

Jaiden Jakobowski, John Carroll

John Dixon, Loyola

Dominick McKinney-George, Mount Carmel

Sean Carr, Mount St. Joseph

Caleb Obannon, St. Frances

Chris Abissi, St. Maria Goretti

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March 19, 2021
 

50TH BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE TOURNAMENT SET FOR MARCH 22-24-26

Three-time defending BCLT champ and 2021 BCL regular season champ St. Frances leads the eight-team field


BALTIMORE - After a one-month regular season played without interruption, the eight Baltimore Catholic League schools will gather to play the 50th-annual BCL Tournament starting Monday, March 22 with first-round games at higher-seed school sites. The semifinal round is set for Wednesday, March 24, and the championship game will be played Friday, March 26. The site for the semifinals and the championship game will be announced after the first round is complete.
 
There will be no public sales of tickets to the tournament, and an announcement about an online streaming platform for the semifinal round and championship game will be made after the first round is complete.
 
A tradition in Baltimore since the first tournament at the then-Essex Community College in 1972, the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament features the current eight-team lineup of Archbishop Spalding, Calvert Hall, John Carroll, Loyola, Mount Carmel, Mount St. Joseph, St. Frances and St. Maria Goretti.
 
Calvert Hall, Loyola and Mount St. Joseph have participated in all 50 seasons and tournaments in the league’s history. St. Maria Goretti played in the 1983 and 1984 BCLT before joining the league as a full member in 1984-85. St. Frances became a BCL member school in 1988-89. Archbishop Spalding, an invited participant in the 1977 and 1978 BCL Tournaments when the school was known as Martin Spalding, became a league member in 1997-98. John Carroll, an invited participant in the 1974 BCLT, became a BCL member in 2010-11. Mount Carmel brought the BCL membership back to the current eight teams when it was added for the 2011-12 season.
 
The winner of the Baltimore Catholic League Tournament receives possession of the Brother D. John Smith FSC Memorial Trophy, named for the first chairman of the BCL from 1971-76 who served as the athletic director at Calvert Hall. The BCL Tournament MVP receives the John M. Plevyak Most Valuable Player Award, named for the longtime Mount St. Joseph athletic director who was instrumental in the founding of the BCL.
 
As for the 2021 season, St. Frances (7-0 BCL) won a record 11th BCL regular season title, the fourth outright or shared crown in the last four seasons under head coach Nicholas Myles. Myles earned his fifth BCL season crown overall, which ties him with BCL Hall of Famers Jerry Savage and William Wells for third most in league history. The 10th-year coach of the Panthers also became the seventh coach in BCL history to post 100 career regular season victories (102-31 BCL career), and he is one of two active coaches in the league to reach the milestone. St. Frances also completed the league’s 11th undefeated regular season all-time, and the first since Mount St. Joseph went 12-0 in 2009-10.
 
The Panthers are the three-time defending BCLT champions, and St. Frances will look to become only the second school in league history to win four consecutive tournament titles with Loyola (1975-78). St. Frances has also won a record 10 BCLT titles, and the Panthers will begin their quest for another trophy Monday when they host No. 8 seed Calvert Hall (0-7 BCL; third-year head coach Jason Hasson) in a first-round game in Phelps Gymnasium at 6 pm. This will be the 12th meeting between the schools in the BCLT, and St. Frances holds a 7-4 advantage over the Cardinals in the tournament series. The game will be streamed (subscription) at stfrancesbasketball.com.
 
The other top four seeds that will host first-round games at 6 pm Monday are No. 2 Archbishop Spalding (5-2 BCL), No. 3 Mount St. Joseph (5-2 BCL) and No. 4 Mount Carmel (4-3 BCL).
 
Three-time BCLT champ Archbishop Spalding will welcome No. 7 seed and four-time BCLT winner St. Maria Goretti (1-6 BCL; third-year head coach Sidney McCray). Spalding head coach Josh Pratt (second season at Spalding and sixth in the BCL overall) reached the career 50-victory mark (53-24) in BCL games during the season. The Cavaliers have a 3-1 all-time tournament record against the Gaels. The game will be streamed on NFHSNetwork.com (subscription needed).
 
Seven-time tournament winner Mount St. Joseph, led by the dean of BCL coaches, Pat Clatchey, who is in his 29th season leading the Gaels, will host No. 6 seed and two-time BCLT champ John Carroll (3-4 BCL) under third-year head coach Seth Goldberg. The tournament series between the Gaels and Patriots is tied 2-2. MSJ is the BCLT all-time leader in tournament games played (102) and victories (60). The game will be streamed on NFHSNetwork.com (subscription needed).
 
Mount Carmel and third-year coach Trevor Quinn are looking for the Cougars’ first BCLT title as they will host No. 5 seed and four-time tournament champ Loyola (3-4 BCL), led by 16th-year coach Josh Davalli. This will be the first tournament meeting between the schools – as the Cougars are the only opponent the Dons have never faced in BCLT action. The game will be streamed on Mount Carmel’s athletics Facebook page.
 
The first-round winners will meet in the semifinals Wednesday, March 24. The winners of the 5/4 and 8/1 games will play at 5:30 pm, and the winners of the 6/3 and 7/2 games will meet at 7:30 pm. The 50th Baltimore Catholic League Championship Game will take place at 6 pm on Friday, March 26 – the latest scheduled date in league history.
 
50TH BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
Monday, March 22
First Round (at higher seeds)
6 John Carroll at 3 Mount St. Joseph 6 pm
7 St. Maria Goretti at 2 Archbishop Spalding 6 pm
5 Loyola at 4 Mount Carmel 6 pm
8 Calvert Hall at 1 St. Frances 6 pm
 
Wednesday, March 24
Semifinals (site TBA)
5/4 winner vs. 8/1 winner 5:30 pm
6/3 winner vs. 7/2 winner 7:30 pm
 
Friday, March 26
Championship (site TBA)
Semifinal winners 6 pm
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February 12, 2021

BALTIMORE CATHOLIC LEAGUE ANNOUNCES 50TH SEASON SCHEDULE

Each team to play seven BCL games; 50th BCL Tournament set for March 22-24-26


BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Catholic League announced its' 2021 schedule of regular season games for the league's 50th season of play.

Due to the pandemic, the 2020-21 winter sports season has been shortened. Rather than the double round-robin schedule that has been in place since the beginning of the league in 1971-72, each of the eight BCL schools (Archbishop Spalding, Calvert Hall, John Carroll, Loyola, Mount Carmel, Mount St. Joseph, St. Frances and St. Maria Goretti) will play their opponents only once as part of the larger Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A Conference schedule. All BCL schools, except for St. Maria Goretti, are members of the MIAA.

Defending regular-season champion St. Frances will open the 50th BCL season at Archbishop Spalding on Wednesday, Feb. 17, while Mount St. Joseph will travel to John Carroll the same day. Games will be played each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Wednesday, March 17. A total of 28 BCL regular-season games are scheduled. Makeup dates (if necessary) are available March 18-20.
 
No spectators will be allowed to attend BCL games during the regular season, but that policy is subject to change.

"While the 50th Baltimore Catholic League season will be different due to the pandemic, what won't change is the tradition of great competition between our schools at each game," said BCL Commissioner Jack Degele. "The school presidents, principals, athletic directors, coaches and staff at every school have put in place safety protocols to provide a return to athletic play for their students. The Baltimore Catholic League is proud to be a part of that effort, and we look forward to celebrating our 50th season of competition."
 
The 50th Baltimore Catholic League Tournament will be held on Monday, March 22 (first round at higher seeds), Wednesday, March 24 (semifinals - site TBA) and Friday, March 26 (championship - site TBA). More information on the 50th BCLT will be announced in the coming weeks. St. Frances is the three-time defending BCLT champion.
 
Calvert Hall, Loyola and Mount St. Joseph are the remaining original members of the Baltimore Catholic League when it was founded in May 1971. The BCL added St. Maria Goretti (1984-85), St. Frances (1988-89), Archbishop Spalding (1997-98), John Carroll (2010-11) and Mount Carmel (2011-12) to round out the current eight-team alignment.