Archbishop Carroll led by nine points in the third quarter, but for the second straight day it was a disappointing finish for one of the area's top boys' basketball teams.
The Patriots - led by Ryan Daly's 21 points - fell to Sierra Canyon (Calif.), 59-55, Friday morning at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. Derrick Jones finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.
Carroll played its second straight game without center Ernest Aflakpui, who had knee surgery Thursday. The 6-foot-10 senior was averaging 16 points per game. He signed a letter of intent in October to play basketball at Temple.
The Patriots opened tournament play late Thursday night with a 67-66 loss to Oak Ridge (Fla.). Jones, who is orally committed to UNLV, scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
The highlight was Jones' dunk over an Oak Ridge player. Jones dribbled in from the three-point line and leaped toward the net. The defender met him near the rim and fouled Jones. Still in the air, Jones managed to reach outward and slam the ball over the falling defender.
Oak Ridge (Fla.) 12 10 21 24 - 67
Archbishop Carroll 30 6 13 17 - 66
OR: Michael Devoe 2, NyQwan Murray 9, Antonio Blakeney 22, Malik Gandy 2, Alex Owens 15, Willy Nunez 17.
AC: David Beatty 11, Ryan Daly 15, Derrick Jones 15, John Rigsby 4, Josh Sharkey 15, Samir Taylor 6.
Sierra Canyon 18 10 12 19 - 59
Archbishop Carroll 17 15 12 11 - 55
SC: Michael Feinberg 8, Remy Martin 11, Terrance McBride 2, Devearl Ramsey 13, Cody Riley 22, Adam Seiko 3.