St. Peter’s Strong Finish Sinks Plymouth
It was a slow start to a Tuesday night contest in front of the home fans for St. Peter’s but the fourth quarter belonged to the Spartans in a 42-34 win over visiting Plymouth.
Coming off a three game losing streak, St. Peter’s (6-5) stumbled into a 13-8 hole following a tough first quarter of action and found themselves trailing 19-12 just before the half. A Caleb Stewart 7-0 run in less than a minute span would help the Spartans tie the game heading into the break where players say head coach Joe Jakubick provided some motivating words of wisdom in the locker room.
Offense was a struggle for both squads as the contest opened the final quarter with St. Peter’s in front 26-24 before Sparty rushed on a 10-2 run and outscored the Big Red 16-10 in the frame to close out a much needed win.
Luke Henrich netted a game-best 15 points for the Spartans, scoring 10 of those in the fourth quarter alone with teammate Caleb Stewart adding 11 and Shawn Perkins-Harris contributing with nine while holding Plymouth (5-5) top-scorer Jacob Adams (24 ppg) to just six points.