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Multiple Teams · Guerin Catholic High School Boys Varsity Basketball falls to University 44-40


Saturday, December 30, 2017

10:30 AM

Guerin Catholic High School
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University
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Game Recap

University broke a seven-game losing streak to Guerin Catholic Saturday morning in the McDonald’s Holiday Hoops boys basketball tournament. Behind 20 points from Josh Watson, the Blazers led after a 2-2 tie for the entire contest in defeating the Golden Eagles 44-40 in Alice Arena at Vincennes Lincoln High School.

Foster Flamion scored five points as UHS (9-0) grabbed a 9-4 lead after the first quarter. Watson then caught fire, draining three 3-pt. shots in the second quarter to help the Blazers maintain the five-point halftime lead, 21-16. Meanwhile the Golden Eagles committed six turnovers in the half, and made only 2-8 shots from inside the arc.

Jack Hansen scored eight of the Golden Eagles ten third quarter points as GC was down only four points at the quarter break, 30-26. But David Howard opened the final stanza with five quick points for the Blazers to give them their biggest lead of the contest, 35-26.

A 6-0 run got GC (5-5) back in the contention, trailing only 35-32,with less than minutes left in the game. But a 3-point deficit was as close as they could get in the final period. Watson canned 5-6 free throws in the final minute of the contest to thwart the Golden Eagles comeback.

For the game University shot 16-35 from the field (45.7%) while Guerin Catholic made only 16-42 (38.1%). University make one more 3-pt, shot than GC, and made three more free throws. University also held a 23-22 edge in rebounding, which marked the first game all season the Golden Eagles have been out-rebounded.

It was the first time the Blazers had beaten GC since February 23, 2007, and the series between the two schools now is 7-2 in favor of Guerin Catholic.

Hansen tied Watson’s game-high of 20 points. No other players scored in double figures.

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University
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