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Harvey lifts Flyers over Titans, 54-52

Chad Harvey believed in himself. Now his coaches do, too.

Harvey hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the St. Joseph Flyers past the Portsmouth Notre Dame Titans 54-52 Saturday.

“When (Harvey) let the shot go, (assistant coach) Jeremy (Williams) said, ‘It’s good.’ I wasn’t sure, but he was right. Chad drained it. It was a clutch shot,” said Flyers coach Kevin Sheridan.

Harvey finished with a career-high 30 points as the Flyers evened their record at 2-2.

Aaron Noel had 17 points and Taylor Fitch 10 for the Titans (0-4).

St. Joseph took a 6-0 lead to start the game but fell behind 13-11. The Titans extended the lead to 30-22 at the break.

“We came out of the gate well and being aggressive. But then all of the sudden we just stopped,” said Sheridan.

“Notre Dame played well. They out-hustled us and played hard. They probably deserved to win more than we did.”

Harvey scored 13 points in the third quarter and Pat Gagai hit a key 3-pointer as St. Joseph got within 41-39.

“Chad just started attacking more,” said Sheridan.

Joey Basedow hit two foul shots to put the Flyers up 51-48, but Alex Davis made a 3-pointer for the Titans to tie the game.

Alex Glockner hit a foul shot to put the Titans up 52-51 with six seconds left, but the Flyers rebounded the missed shot and Harvey raced down the floor and drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Flyers the win.

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PORTSMOUTH NOTRE DAME (0-4): Aaron Noel 5 1 4-7 17, Alex Davis 1 1 0-0 5, Kevin Delabar 3 0 0-2 6, Alex Glockner 3 0 1-2 7, Taylor Fitch 5 0 0-0 10, Shane Slack 2 0 0-0 4, Joey Emnett 1 0 1-4 3. Totals: 20 2 6-15 52. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: Delabar.

ST. JOSEPH (2-2): Chad Harvey 13 1 1-2 30, Payton Blair 0 0 2-2 2, David Crossan 1 0 1-3 3, Joey Basedow 1 0 5-6 6, Pat Gagai 1 1 1-2 6, Alex Brown 0 0 1-2 1, Caleb Blackburn 1 0 4-6 6. Totals: 19-49 2 14-23 54. 3-point goals: 2-12. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: None. Rebounds: 21 (Harvey 5, Basedow 5, Blackburn 5, Brown 5). Assists: 10 (Gagai 3, Basedow 2, Harvey 2). Steals: 11 (Harvey 5). Turnovers: 17.