|St. Frances continues to peak in MIAA/BCL|
St. Frances continues improve in the later stages of the 2011-12 basketball season and the Panthers turned in another strong outing, Tuesday night in Severn, as they scored an impressive 61-47 MIAA A Conference/Baltimore Catholic League win over host Archbishop Spalding. The win allowed the Panthers to stay within striking distance of first place in both leagues.
The Panthers (10-3 in the BCL and 10-4 in the MIAA A) had nine different players score and head coach Nick Myles saw his team lead by as many as 16 points late in the third quarter, before Spalding's offense heated up late in the fourth quarter. The Cavs came within six (53-47) on a Greg Brown three-point play that included a sensational dunk. Brown led all scorers with 20 points, and teammate Earl Potts added 15.
Daquan Cook paced St. Frances with 16 points and Tavon Saddler had 11.
Cook had eight fourth quarter points, and he was 6-for-6 from the stripe down the stretch when he kept Spalding at bay.
Maurice White, Cook and Saddler all answered for the Panthers after Brown got the Cavs within six with 2:16 to go.
"I think the guys are finally coming together," said Myles. "We're starting to define our roles. It was a tough game tonight; we didn't have our center Josh Forney who was sick with a stomach virus, but our guys stepped up and played well."
Spalding (5-5, 7-7) continues to maintain fourth place in both leagues. Only the top six make the A Conference playoffs which begin next Wednesday.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 08 February 2012 10:51)