As Archbishop Spalding has struggled on the basketball court over the last few years, it has also struggled against local rival St. Mary’s. Tuesday in Annapolis, however, the Cavaliers reversed that trend with an impressive 71-56 win over the Saints.
Coming off a tough overtime loss to Bishop Ireton on Saturday, Spalding got strong production from several sources, including Eric Fisher who led the offense with 17 points. The win snapped a four year losing streak for Spalding against St. Mary’s.
Chris Kemp netted 14 points and Greg Brown added a dozen for the Cavs, while Earl Potts and Garrett Snoops each scored nine.
St. Mary’s had four players score in double figures, led by Tevin Johnson’s 14 points. Taylor Hurst added 12, Chakhan Smith had 11 and Mike Wilde scored 10.
Down 47-34 after three quarters, St. Mary’s rallied behind three three-pointers by Smith, but Spalding pulled away again at the end to improve to 3-2 on the season. St. Mary’s is also now 3-2.
|Archbishop Spalding 71, St. Mary’s 56|
|Archbishop Spalding: Brown 12, Kemp 14, Fisher 17, Snoops 9, Dalce 4, Potts 9, Washington 6. Totals: 28 13-16 71.|
|St. Mary’s: Wilde 10, Hurst 12, Johnson 14, Brown 3, Usewick 2, Tower 2, Hope 2, Smith 11. Totals: 19 12-19 56.|