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(Danvers MA) St. John’s Prep didn’t have the firepower to stay with St. Mary’s for an entire game.
When the (6-1) Spartans put baskets together in the second half the Eagles didn’t have answers and fell, 52-42, on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles led at halftime (18-17).
In the second half, St. Mary’s finished well inside while defending the home team into a low percentage outside game.
Senior Kyle Webster was St. John’s top scorer with nine points.
The Spartans’ David Brown was very effective on both ends of the court. David had eleven points with five assists plus seven rebounds and five steals.
David also had a crowd-pleasing dunk in the first half and a block in the final quarter.
The Prep’s Jack Perry looked to be in free for a layup but hustling David caught up and got the exciting block.
Derick Coulanges led St. Mary’s with thirteen points, all in the first three quarters.
Omri Merryman added ten points with seven boards.
Senior Henri Miraka finished with nine points including a dagger three in the final minute to seal the deal for St. Mary’s.
The Eagles’ defense was solid, but they didn’t have the points. The Eagles graduated forty-two points per game in scoring and lost their best passer as well. They’ll need to find some answers, but there is time.
Ali Barry was St. Mary’s top scorer last year averaging fourteen points per game. Today he was limited to one point and few shots.
St. Mary’s is D3 and in the Catholic Central League.
St. John’s is D1 and in the Catholic Conference.
St. Mary’s 6 11 18 17 = 52
St. John’s 11 7 10 14 = 42
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