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Sluggish Flyers use 2nd half surge to win

Published 12:47am Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jim Walker


Patience is a virtue. Taking care of the ball is a necessity.

The St. Joseph Flyers learned both lessons Friday as they rallied in the second half to beat the Rock Hill Redmen 39-28.

The Flyers had 17 turnovers in the game but only five in the second half. St. Joseph was able to force the Redmen into 20 turnovers.

“Wulf (Goheen) had two fouls right away Hunter (Pemberton) had three fouls in the first quarter. That really killed our offensive flow and we shot terrible,” said Flyers’ coach Jeremy Williams.

“We were too impatient, we had too many turnovers and we missed a lot of layups. In the second half we picked it up and got some turnovers and made some shots. We were more patient.”

Goheen led the Flyers (2-1) with 15 points and 3 steals. Joseph Payton had 3 steals, Pemberton 2 assists and Troy Scott 3 blocked shots.

Chris Lewis had a monster game on the boards with 18 rebounds despite playing with flu symptoms.

“He was sick and he played his heart out,” said Williams.

Rock Hill (0-2) was led by Austin Collins with a nice all-around game. Collins had a game-high 16 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals. Alex Nance added 6 rebounds.

Neither team shot the ball well. The Flyers were 15-of-46 for 33 percent and just 1-of-9 from behind the arc. Rock Hill was only 11-of-45 from the field for a mere 24 percent and 1-of-13 from the 3-point line.

“We’ve got to play better and shoot better,” said Williams.

Kyle Williams scored all 5 of his points in the first quarter to offset 6 points by Collins as the Flyers led 11-9.

But Joey Stidham scored 5 points in the second quarter and the Redmen outscored the Flyers 9-4 to take an 18-15 lead into the locker room.

Lewis got 5 points and Payton 4 in the third quarter as the Flyers rallied to take a 26-22 lead.

Goheen scored 11 of the Flyers’ 13 points in the fourth quarter and the defense held the Redmen to 6 points and secure the win.

Rock Hill 9 9 4 6 = 28

St. Joseph 11 4 11 13 = 39

ROCK HILL (0-2): Aaron Dalton 2 0 0-0 4, Alex Nance 1 0 0-0 2, Joey Stidham 0 1 3-6 6, Austin Collins 7 0 2-4 16, Brady Knipp 0 0 0-0 0, Trystan Matney 0 0 0-0 0, Austin Barcus 0 0 0-0 0, Brandon Schob 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11-45 5-10 28. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: 1-13. Rebounds: 29 (Collins 10, Nance 6). Assists: 4 (Collins 2). Steals: 8 (Collins 4). Blocked shots: 2 (Collins, Nance).

ST. JOSEPH (2-1): Hunter Pemberton 0 0 0-0 0, Wulf Goheen 5 0 5-6 15, Kyle Williams 1 1 0-0 5, Chris Lewis 3 0 1-7 7, Troy Scott 1 0 2-3 4, Ben McDonald 0 0 0-0 0, Joseph Payton 3 0 0-0 6, Zach McGraw 1 0 0-0 2, Trey Young 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-46 8-16 39. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None. 3-point goals: 1-9. Rebounds: 38 (Lewis 18). Assists: 6 (Pemberton 2). Steals: 11 (Payton 3, Goheen 3). Blocked shots: 3 (Scott 3).


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