Athens Drops Second Straight Game To SVSM

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Since LeBron James has returned home to Cleveland, his alma mater, St. Vincent St. Mary has not lost a basketball game.

That streak continued Saturday night.

In a game that could have gone either way, the Fighting Irish (15-0) used an 11-1 run to start the fourth quarter to put away the Athens Bulldogs (13-2, 7-0) en route to a 60-48 victory.

Irish guard, Josh Williams, who finished the night with 20 points and six steals, had a slow start to the night, but took off in the fourth quarter, igniting the Irish on the 11-1 run.

St. Vincent St. Mary could not miss in the fourth quarter, making their first five field goals in the quarter.

For the Fighting Irish, however, the night belonged Henry Bradley. The Bulldogs had no answer for Bradley who finished the night with 24 points, five rebounds and three steals. Bradley also had five of the team’s six slam dunks on the night.

With their second loss in three games in five days, the Bulldogs tough week is now in the rear view mirror.

Bulldogs senior Joe Burrow had arguably his best game of the season. Burrow, who has been struggling with tendonitis in his left knee, finished the night with 22 points, five rebounds and three steals.

The Bulldogs starting five showed no sign of fatigue from their 71-42 victory over Wellston Friday night.

In the game against Wellston, sophomore guard Griffin Lutz suffered a hard fall on his right hand. After sitting out some time, Lutz returned to the game.

Coach Skinner said after the game Saturday night that Lutz just had a deep bruise on his hand and struggled dribbling and controlling the ball.

After two losses this week, the Bulldogs schedule doesn’t get any easier. In the next week, coach Jeff Skinner and his Bulldogs have Vinton County at home, River Valley on the road, and Propel High School from Pittsburgh, PA visiting The Plains next Saturday.