St. Frances, a basketball power which will make an impact locally, regionally and even nationally, opened its 2012 season against a rebuilding Archbishop Curley program, Monday, evening and overwhelmed the young Friars, 83-23, in the season opener for both squads.

Rashad Wattie scored a game high 15 points for St. Frances and added five rebounds and four steals.  Sophomore Josha Ayemi added 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks, while Tevon Saddler scored 13 points.  Also reaching double figures for the Panthers were Aaron Davis and freshman Khalil Richards, who each scored 10 points.

Also of note for St. Frances was sophomore guard Kurk Lee, Jr., who had seven assists, eight steals and five points.

Box Score
St. Frances 83, Archbishop Curley 23
SF  31  18  12  21  —  83
AC   5    5    4    9   —  23
SF:
Lee 5, Wells 2, Davis 10, Saddler 13, Wattie 15, Ayemi 14, Ebguaba 6, White 8, Richards 10. Totals 30 18-32 83.
AC:
McClary 5, Butler 3, Korczynski 4, Yoyin 2, Snowden 5. Totals 7 7-14 23.