Stephen Powell scored 22 and Winslow Hicks dropped in 19 as the Stuart Hall boys’ basketball team beat host University 63-56 Tuesday in the Bay Counties League West.
The Hall (17-5, 5-3 BCL) avenged a 59-57 loss Jan. 4 to University (17-5, 6-2).
"They beat us at home so we got to beat them at home," Powell said. "This is a big game."
Powell’s outside shot didn’t fall early, so he adjusted.
"In the beginning, my shot was off," the sophomore said. "But I started penetrating to the basket and that’s how I got most of my points."
In the second half, University’s defense tightened, especially on Powell.
"They started double-teaming, so I wanted to get the ball to guys who were open," Powell said.
The Hall gave the ball to Hicks, who had the touch from beyond the arc in the second half, hitting three 3-pointers to keep his team ahead.
Brian Park got hot late for University, draining four of the Red Devils’ eight 3s in the second half. University cut the lead down to three and held it there from 55-52 with four minutes to play to 57-54 with 1:14 remaining.
Lick-Wilmerding 54, Drew 32
Franco Panasci had 10 points and played tough defense as the Tigers (17-5, 9-0) defeated the host Dragons (12-11, 4-5).
Lick-Wilmerding played confidently, leading the entire game. Scott Schulkin’s 3-pointer halfway through the first quarter was the Dragons’ only score in the period as they trailed 13-3 heading into the second quarter.
Andrew Wallace then scored six of his game-high 14 points in the second half as Drew pulled within 16-12 at halftime. Wallace received several dishes from Schulkin, who was often quadruple-teamed in the paint.
Lick-Wilmerding coach Eliot Smith credited Panasci’s role in holding Schulkin to 11 points.
"It really starts with defense," Smith said. "When they play well on defense, it builds a lot of confidence."
— Amanda Stupi
Gateway 59, Pescadero 17
PESCADERO — Rory O’Sullivan scored 17 points as the Gators (9-8, 4-2) pounded the Vikings (0-16, 0-6). Aaron Williams added 10 points and 11 rebounds for Gateway.
— Staff report