St. Al sweeps Park Place

Published 8:42 pm Friday, January 10, 2020

A big third quarter propelled St. Aloysius to victory Friday night.

Trinye Brown and Phillip Upshaw combined for 13 of the Flashes’ 24 third-quarter points and helped them take a double-digit lead they never relinquished, on the way to a 68-61 victory over Park Place Christian Academy.

Brown finished with a game-high 25 points and Upshaw had nine for St. Al (5-9, 2-4 MAIS District 3-4A) won for the second time time in three games this week. It outscored Park Place 24-15 in the third quarter to open a 57-44 lead, and then held off the Crusaders down the stretch.

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Isaiah Thomas and Michael Robinson added eight points apiece for St. Al.

Miles Owens and Josh Sykes led Park Place with 19 points each. Owens hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points in the first half. Sykes scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half.

(G) St. Aloysius 42, Park Place 27
Kendyl Rice scored a game-high 18 points and Taylor Chewning added 11 to lead St. Aloysius (4-10) past Park Place Christian.

St. Al outscored Park Place 29-18 in the second half, after the teams entered halftime tied at 13. Rice scored 13 of her 18 points in the last two quarters.

Elizabeth Theriot finished with seven points for the Lady Flashes, and Olivia Waring scored six.

St. Al will return to action Tuesday when it hosts Hartfield Academy at 6 p.m.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about St. Aloysius’ record. It has been corrected.