Saints Peter & Paul came up with big win on Friday night, topping Key School, 52-50, to take a narrow lead over the Obezags in the battle for the sixth and final seed in the upcoming MIAA C Conference basketball playoffs.
The Sabres came back from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory.
“We knew at the start of the season it was going to be a challenge with such a young squad, but we kept patient waiting on the seven underclassmen and two juniors who have never played high school ball before to get some experience,” said Saints Peter & Paul coach George Small. “Now they are battle tested and starting to trust each other.”
Gil D’Albora led the Sabres with 21 points but it was the defensive effort of a collection of bench players that helped steal the win including Ben Warpinski, Matt Harrington, and Sam Lipscomb. With their four remaining games against teams already in the playoffs (Indian Creek, Park, Beth Tfiloh, and Cristo Rey), the Sabres still have their work cut out for them in the chase for the playoffs.
Key was led by sophomore guard Brian Kelley, Jr., who scored 13 points, as well junior center Chas Winebrenner and freshman guard Kevin Webster, who score 10 points each.