Cadets rally to finish off Cardinals

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A bitter loss to St. John’s on Tuesday extended Bishop Ireton’s losing streak to five games heading into the final stretch of the regular season.

The Cardinals led the Cadets through the first half, heading into the locker room with a 15-11 advantage. Though they stayed narrowly ahead of St. John’s in the third quarter, a monster 32-point effort by the Cadets in the final eight minutes secured the 55-43 win.

The loss ends a disappointing road trip for Ireton’s varsity squad, who have gone 1-6 since their last home game. After a better-than-expected start to the season, the Cardinals are 10-11 overall and 2-9 in conference action.

Ireton will face Good Counsel in Alexandria on Friday in their first home court matchup since January 10. They hit the road again Saturday to take on No. 2-ranked Gonzaga.