Published December 11, 2008
Two teams with records going in the opposite direction met on the basketball court Dec. 5, as 4-0 Blessed Trinity High School hosted 0-3 St. Pius X High School. The records had little significance in the early going. In fact, at the end of a low-scoring first quarter, Blessed Trinity held a slim 7-6 lead. At halftime, St. Pius led 21-20.
Blessed Trinity employed a 2-3 zone defense in the second half, but the game took a physical turn in the latter part of the third quarter. Blessed Trinity’s leading scorer, forward Arris Brundidge picked up his third foul and guard Ryan LeGates also picked up his third personal foul and a technical foul. The rest of the team turned to the senior leadership of Sean Rouse, Kohl Hegetschweiler and Brendan Corcoran in the absence of Brundidge and LeGates and Blessed Trinity went on a 9-2 run. Holding a 40-31 lead at the end of the third quarter, Blessed Trinity went on to win by a final score of 65-45.
Brundidge finished with 19 points and Corcoran had 10 points, including three 3-pointers. St. Pius junior forward Ike Onyeka led his team with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Blessed Trinity takes on Greater Atlanta Christian School, Friday, Dec. 12, and Pace Academy, Saturday, Dec. 13. Both games are at home. St. Pius has two road games that include Washington High School, Friday, Dec. 12, and Therrell High School, Tuesday, Dec. 16.