Ireton falters against ranked squads

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Bishop Ireton’s troubles continued this week, with road losses to  regionally ranked Paul VI Catholic and Gonzaga teams.

The Cardinals faced down a No. 4-ranked Paul VI squad Saturday only to see the Panthers emerge with an 83-61 victory. The loss came despite junior Louis Khouri’s heroic efforts to keep the Cardinals in contention. The 6-foot-1 guard put up 24 points against the perennial powerhouse.

Ireton fared little better against top-ranked Gonzaga on Tuesday. Though Khouri was limited to just four points, teammate Da’von Wiley racked up 20 for the struggling squad.

Still, it wasn’t enough to overcome Gonzaga — the Cardinals lost 80-59.

The 10-9 Cardinals, 2-7 in the WCAC, hit the road again Friday to take on Carroll before facing St. Anselm’s on Saturday night.