Neumann-Goretti began its hunt for a fifth straight league title with a 90-39 victory at Conwell-Egan in the Catholic League boys' basketball opener Sunday.

Highly recruited junior guard Ja'Quan Newtown led the Saints (3-0, 1-0 Catholic League) with 16 points.

Troy Harper scored 15 points and had four steals and three assists. Lamarr Kimble chipped in with 10 points.

Tony Toplyn just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. Hanif Sutton had seven assists and six steals to go along with his three points.

Steve Jordan led Conwell-Egan with 16 points.

Mercer Invitational. Junior Chris McNeal scored a career-high 21 points as Episcopal Academy beat the Gilman School, 65-56, in the seventh-place game.

Samir Taylor added 18 points, and Markuan Stutts had 12 points and nine rebounds.

In the fifth-place game, host Hill School fell to Blue Ridge (Va.), 56-53. Hill freshman Bryce Allen played his way onto the all-tournament team, scoring 16 points on four three-pointers.

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