Boys Basketball: St. Viator shades Mount Carmel
By Tim O’Brien For Sun-Times Media February 28, 2014 9:10PM
Updated: April 3, 2014 6:41AM
St. Viator 70, Mount Carmel 67
St. Viator spoiled host Mount Carmel’s Senior Night as Mark Falotico (14 points) sealed the win with two free throws with 13 seconds remaining in the game.
With the score tied at 49 entering the fourth period, St. Viator (21-5) went on a 12-3 spurt, with Ore Arogundade hitting a three-pointer from the top of the key and Patrick McNamara (14 points) scoring on a fast-break bucket off a pass from Roosevelt Smart (13 points) .
Arogundade. Held to just five points in the first half, St. Viator’s all-time leading scorer blew up for 18 points in the second half.
BY THE NUMBERS
Mount Carmel (20-8) trimmed a double-digit deficit down to 66-63 with 54 seconds remaining but couldn’t quite get over the hump in the final minute. David Nichols (23 points), Gabe Grant (20 points, 17 rebounds) and Christian Searles (11 points) paced the Caravan.
“Our energy was unacceptable, so we needed to come out stronger (in the second half). We’re a team that likes to come back ,even if we don’t want to be in that position. We’re a resilient team. We’re in a good spot. This was a good test for us going into the playoffs.” — Arogundade