SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
sprinted to an 18-0 run in the first quarter and never looked back in a 75-25 victory over DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
as part of the Spalding Hoophall Classic Saturday at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College.
St. Anthony is No. 4 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings and DeMatha is No. 20.Myles Mack
scored 16 of his 28 points in the first half as the Friars used a fast-pace style to open up a 38-10 first half lead. Mack was nearly money from behind the arc connecting on 6-of-7 3-pointers in the game.
St. Anthony's defensive pressure held DeMatha to a season-low 25 points. The Stags finished 10-of-32 from the field.
In front of former DeMatha coaching legend Morgan Wootten, St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley earned his first win in Springfield since being inducted into the 2010 Basketball Hall of Fame last summer.
Georgetown-bound Mikael Hopkins
of DeMatha was held to just one field goal attempt and went scoreless in 20 minutes.See complete Saturday roundup.