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Loyola junior James Clarke (5) drives to the net while being guarded by Notre Dame senior Jake Maestranzi (3) during the "War On The Shore" tournament game Loyola High School on Saturday, February 2, 2013. | Michael Jarecki ~ For Sun-Times Media
STAR: When it looked like No. 9-ranked Notre Dame was pulling away, Loyola junior guard James Clarke scored 10 points during a two-minute stretch early in the fourth quarter to keep the Ramblers in the game. He finished with a team-high 24 points and made all four of his free throws in overtime to lead Loyola to a big win at its own War on the Shore and the team's 10th in a row.
MOMENT: Loyola junior guard Jack Morrissey connected on a three-pointer — only his second of the night — at the 1:48 mark of OT that put the Ramblers ahead for good. He scored five of his 12 in the final four minutes.
QUOTE: "I knew I needed to step up. If not, we maybe lose this game. I had to come out and play more aggressively." — Clarke
BREAKDOWN: Loyola (17-5) experienced no letdown from Friday's emotional victory over St. Ignatius. The Ramblers jumped out to the lead from the start and held the advantage until midway through the third quarter. Loyola then showed its resolve after the Dons (18-4) took control. Notre Dame played without senior guard Matt Mooney, who injured his back in Friday's loss to Carmel. Senior forward Eddie Serrano led the Dons with 19 points.