Saints Hold Off Late Bruin Rally

Zach Piatt

Sports Editor

The Bishop Dwenger Saints came into Bruin country tonight and left with a win after holding off a vicious Northrop comeback.

Dwenger had a huge first quarter, scoring 30 points to Northrop’s 17. Campbell Donovan caught fire from downtown for the Saints in the opening quarter with 4 three pointers. Dwenger went into the half with an 11-point lead.

“We got off to a poor start, didn’t bring any energy, and weren’t ready to play,” said Northrop head coach, Rod Chamble.

The Bruins clicked offensively to start the second half and went on a relentless scoring tear. Jagger Surface and Richard Robertson heated up for Northrop, dropping bucket after bucket. The Bruins ended the third quarter only down by 2.

The Saints jumped out to an early lead in the fourth and never looked back as they went on to win 79-69.

“We woke up in the third quarter and started playing smothering defense,” said Chamble. “But later we went right back to what killed us earlier in the quarter.”

Sam Royal led Bishop Dwenger in scoring with 22 points. Donovan contributed 19 and Conlan Martin added another 16. Surface led the Bruins with 31 points and Robertson scored 15.

“Northrop had success going to the basket and they got in a good rhythm in the third,” said Dwenger head coach, Matt Kostoff. “We switched to a zone and that really slowed them down.”

Northrop’s next game is Friday, February 26 at home against Kokomo.

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