No. 2 Panthers go on the road and overpower No. 10 Glenelg Country
The die has been cast in the MIAA A Conference basketball standings – no one is likely to catch second-ranked St. Frances in the race for the top spot in the Red Division standings. The question remains, will anyone be able to beat the Panthers.
The answer, at least for one more night was no, on Wednesday, as the Panthers traveled to Ellicott City and turned in another business-like performance in easily dispatching host and No. 10 Glenelg Country, 78-53.
St. Frances (21-2 overall, 9-0 MIAA A) established an eight-point after one quarter and then took complete charge with a 22-8 run in the third quarter.
The primary catalyst for this victory was senior Jamal West, who poured in 39 points including 26 in the first half. West, a South Alabama recruit, was virtual unstoppable in the opening quarter as he hit a pair of three pointers and netted 16 points.
Junior Kyrie Staten added 14 points and junior Byron Ireland scored 12 for the Panthers.
Seniors Noah Charles and Jarod Robinson each scored 12 points for Glenelg Country and Igor Yoka-Bratasz added 10. GCS outscored St. Frances 17-15 in the second quarter to get within six at the half, but the Dragons converted just three third quarter field goals as the Panthers asserted themselves.
Pictured above: St. Frances’ Jamal West scored 39 points in the Panthers 78-53 win at No. 10 Glenelg Country.
NO. 2 ST. FRANCES ACADEMY 78, NO. 10 GLENELG COUNTRY SCHOOL 53
SF 23 15 22 18 — 78
GC 15 17 8 13 — 53
ST. FRANCES: Curtis 5, Staten 14, Robinson 1, Davis 2, Taylor 2, Ireland 12, West 39, Roye Jr 3. TOTALS: 30 13-15 78.
GLENELG COUNTRY: Brathwaite 2, Robinson 12, Paar 2, Ejindu 2, Batchelor 9, Steen 4, Charles 12, Yoka-Bratasz 10. TOTALS: 22 6-9 53.