Maroon fall in clash of regional powerhouses

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Paul VI Catholic handed the Episcopal Maroon their first loss of the season, trumping the boarding school 67-59 Sunday afternoon.

Though the Maroon entered the locker room at the half with a 10-point lead, No. 3 Paul VI rebounded with a strong offensive showing, culminating with a 24-point fourth-quarter performance. The two teams came into the game undefeated.

Senior forward Coleman Johnson and junior guard Standford Robinson led the Panthers in scoring, racking up 16 points each.

For Episcopal, senior guard Kethan Savage had a standout night, netting 18 points. Teammate Arnaud Adala Moto, a veteran senior forward, came away with 16 points.

The 3-1 Maroon, ranked No. 9 in the region by the Washington Post, hope to rebound against Good Counsel on the road Friday night before embarking on a lengthy holiday break.