Three-pointers key in basketball rout of St. Mary’s

Photo by Christian Schroeder '12 - James Harper '12 leaps for a dunk Jan. 20 against St. Mary's.
Photo by Christian Schroeder '12 - James Harper '12 leaps for a dunk Jan. 20 against St. Mary's.

Brophy 80
St. Mary’s 38

By Ian Christopher Beck ’12

One game after never owning a lead, the Brophy basketball team never trailed as they beat rival St. Mary’s 80-38 Saturday, Jan. 21.

James Harper ’12 led the team offensively with 28 points, including a game-high six three pointers. Harper started the game four-for-four behind the three point line and connected on five total shots and two free throws before his first miss.

Harper helped the Broncos jump out to an early lead as the team went on a 12-2 run to start the game and finished the first quarter ahead by 15.

After the game head coach Mr. Tony Fuller called Harper a good shooter and that by holding his follow through on shots he was able to have success.

Mr. Fuller gave credit to the team’s aggressive defense for the fast start, saying the aggression showed while the other team had the ball helped create easy shots for Brophy on the other end of the court.

“The most impressive thing was that once we got the lead, we never let them back in the game,” Mr. Fuller said after the game.

Brophy was up by 29 points at halftime and at the end of the third quarter had already scored 73 points and held a 41 point lead.

Fred Gammage ’12 contributed with 15 points of his own including three three-pointers. Gammage  connected on a three-point shot as the buzzer sounded on the first half giving the Broncos a combined eight three-pointers in the first half alone.

Tim Kempton ’13 chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.

The Broncos are now 16-6 on the season and will play Westwood  Jan. 25 at home.

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