WASHINGTON — Archbishop Carroll High School opened the second half with a 9-2 burst and pulled away with a fourth-quarter streak on the way to a 90-75 boys' basketball victory over Capistrano Valley Tuesday.
The Cougars (7-4) trailed, 40-38, at halftime. But Carroll's quickness took over in the final 16 minutes. Carroll, a perennial power in the Washington area, is a top 20 team this season.
Eric Hill, a 6-foot 1-inch guard, led the 9-2 run that gave the Lions a 49-40 advantage. Todd Marinovich's jumper pulled the Cougars to within 49-42, but Hill scored again and Carroll (7-2) increased its lead to 12, 65-53, after three quarters.
The Lions (7-2) outscored Capistrano Valley, 15-7, in the first four minutes of the final period. Hill, held to five points in the first half, scored eight in the third quarter and nine in the fourth to finish with 22. Many of those points came on inside moves. He also had seven rebounds.