Senior honored program; Crusaders down Harford Tech
No. 18 St. Paul’s kicked off a three game home stand Monday against Harford Tech and, prior to tip-off the Crusaders honored senior forward Ziggy Reid, a Merrimack commit, for joining the schools 1,000 point club last week.
Reid got off to hot start and proved his name belonged in elite company by scoring 15 of his game high 23 points in the first half, as the Crusaders (3-1) cruised to a 59-36 win over the visiting Cobras.
Reid and his fellow senior and front court mate, Troy Barthelme (21 points), both registered a double-double on the night. St. Paul’s also played great team defense, holding their opponent to just four second quarter points. The host team continued the intensity on the defensive end to limit the Cobras to eight points in the third frame.
Reid was humbled by the honor and had a lot of people to thank.
“I have had a lot of support to get this point,” said Red. “My family, all of my current coaches… as well as Coach (Seth) Goldberg and (Jeremy) Melladay.” (both now at John Carroll).
Reid’s current head coach, Phil Hahn, spent the last two seasons game planning against him at a fellow league member school in Archbishop Curley.
“Stopping Ziggy was always a priority,” said Hahn “It’s been a lot of fun being on his side of things so far this season and I’m blessed to celebrate with him today. Give all the credit in the world to his work ethic, as well as the efforts of Coach Seth and Mell.”
ST. PAUL’S 59, HARFORD TECH 36
SP- Reid 23, Barthelme 21, Thomas 5, Smaldore 3, Meisel 3, Moore 2, Pierce 2.
HT- Hall 8, Lowery 6, Cooper 4, Hinton Jr 4, McKissek 3, Wirdeu 3, Penha 3, Harris 2.