GAME 23 – Reckling Gymnasium
St. Pius X 35
Eagle Basketball 47
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Max Vosloh ‘18 continued his mid-season scoring surge, draining eight of his team-high 17 points in a fourth-quarter rally to send the Eagles to a much-needed district victory.
Eagle Basketball trailed 32-31 before Drake Everist ‘18 turned an SPX turnover into a driving bucket for the first St. Thomas lead since the closing minutes of the first half.
Jared Cebrun ‘18 connected with a leaner through traffic, and Vosloh followed with a three-point bomb from the right corner and a scoring drive off an offensive rebound to push the count to 39-35 with 2:25 remaining.
The Eagles (11-12, 3-1) trailed throughout a laborious slow-tempo game but outscored SPX 13-0 over the final five and a half minutes, part of a 20-4 final period blitz after netting only 27 points through the first three quarters.
Everist (11 points), George Fisher ‘18 (eight points) and Cebrun (nine points) combined to drop 8-10 free throws in the final 1:49 to seal the outcome.
Vosloh has scored at least 17 points in six of the last seven games.
The Eagles travel to Beaumont Monsignor Kelly Catholic January 23, The Village School January 25 and Awty International January 26.
Eagle Fight Never Dies!