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Spartans post dramatic turnaround on St. Mary's

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Connor Richardson poured in 15 points here Monday but it wasn't enough to prevent St. Mary's from beating a team it had defeated by 33 points earlier this season at the CYO Tournament at Briar Cliff.

Playing Spalding Catholic on the road proved a daunting task, as the Spartans broke open a one-point game by outscoring the Panthers 17-6 in the third quarter of a 55-47 win.

The Panthers (0-13 NWC), who fell to 2-18 on the year, beat Spalding 88-53 in the teams' first meeting.

"We played poorly from start to finish. We didn't play well on the defensive end and were 20-for-60 from the field," Panthers coach Brad Wilkening said. "We were 4-for-11 on the free throw line while Spalding was 14-for-24.

"We made a run at them in the fourth, cutting the lead to three points, but were not able to get the lead."

Jon Foell had a solid all-around game for St. Mary's, posting 13 points, 12 rebounds and five steals.

Ryan Drey added six steals and Michael Ivey dropped off three assists.

ST. MARY'S - Brendan Smith 0-2 0-2 0, Michael Ivey 3-6 0-0 6, Jon Foell 6-15 1-3 13, Alec Kestel 1-1 0-0 3, Evan Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Justin Cullen 1-1 0-0 3, Connor Richardson 6-18 2-4 15, Ryan Drey 0-9 0-0 0, Nolan Luhmann 0-1 0-0 0, Marco Barahona 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 20-60 4-10 47. Team fouls: SM 23, SC 16.

3-Point Goals (3-12) - B. Smith 0-1, Ivey 0-1, Foell 0-1, Kestel 1-1, Cullen 1-1, Richardson 1-4, Drey 0-3

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