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Boys Basketball: Leo gets past Bishop McNamara 70-57

Updated: January 9, 2014 6:48AM



THE SKINNY

Bishop McNamara was unable to handle a tenacious man-to-man defense by Leo that forced 22 turnovers en route to a victory in the Catholic League South.

TURNING POINT

The Lions, who led 33-29 at halftime, blew it open in the third quarter when they used a 20-4 run to build a 53-33 lead with 3:24 remaining in the period. The Fighting Irish could pull no closer than 17 points for the remainder of the game.

THE STARS

Martez Hampton scored 10 points and Darius Oliver had eight during the Lions’ run.

BY THE NUMBERS

Hampton had 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Keywan Smith had 12 points, eight assists and four steals. Oliver finished with 20 points and nine rebounds. Bishop McNamara was paced by Daniel Hoekstra with 24 points and eight rebounds.

QUOTABLE

“It was the guard play and turning it up on the defensive end that were big factors. They had problems with our press, and we made better decisions and began to take better care of the ball.” — Leo coach Noah Cannon

Clyde Travis



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