KENTON — The St. Marys boys basketball team has been playing some great defense as of late — notably holding three of their last four opponents to 45 or fewer points going into Friday night’s game at Kenton.
The Roughriders took their defensive effort to a new level against the Wildcats. St. Marys shut down leading scorer Austin Phillips, knocked down 10 three-pointers and romped to a 60-24 road league win.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys boys basketball team showed again on Friday night it can win a low-scoring game. Meanwhile New Knoxville was left trying to figure out a way to put together a full game after an anemic second half allowed a lead to slip away for the second straight contest.
The Roughriders rallied from a six-point halftime deficit and held an opponent under 45 points for the second straight game in a 51-41 victory over the Rangers at Memorial High School.
ST. MARYS — St. Marys sophomore Derek Jay hit two free throws with 7.8 seconds left to lift the Roughrider boys basketball team over Troy 46-45 on Tuesday night.
St. Marys trailed by seven points early in the fourth quarter, rallied to take a five-point lead in the game’s final minute behind some clutch shooting by Josh Young and then watched as Troy stormed back to take a one point lead.
ST. MARYS — The St. Marys boys basketball team attacked the rim in the opening minutes, pulling down 12 offensive rebounds in the first quarter and took control from there in a 77-62 Western Buckeye League-opening victory at Memorial High School.
St. Marys big man Quinn Zaerr scored a team-high 23 points, Derek Jay had 21 points and Josh Young added 17 points for the Roughriders, who move to 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in league play.