Huskies' hot hand sinks Saints

January 16, 1997


Staff Correspondent

ST. JAMES - Every time St. James boys' basketball team put the game in question, Flint Hill had the answer.

The Huskies used four crucial 3-pointers for an 80-67 Mid-Atlantic Athletic League victory over the Saints Wednesday afternoon.

"Flint Hill shot the ball pretty doggone well," said St. James coach Wayne Ridenour, whose team falls to 4-5, 2-2. "They were a little bit more aggressive than us at the beginning of the game. Every time we made a run, they stuck us with a 3-pointer from God's country. Sometimes, it's pretty tough to deal with the 3-point shots. Our players didn't quit. We were still hustling at the end of the game."

When 6-foot-9 senior center John McBride scored a bucket and junior point guard Keith Forst canned a 3-pointer to start the third quarter, the Huskies (10-2) had stretched its lead to 44-28.


Forst and McBride went on to score 11 of the Huskies' 14 points in the period as they opened a 53-34 advantage.

St. James scored 33 points during the fourth quarter to make the final margin respectable.

"I feel like that our guys came out and played hard," Flint Hill coach Win Palmer said. "Keith Forst is a real solid player for us and he has a good understanding of the game. He does a lot of things well at the point guard position. John McBride stepped up like most seniors will do for you. McBride makes some simple big plays inside for us."

Forst connected for 25 points for the Huskies. McBride had 22 points and seven rebounds. Jamar Betz added 19 points.

The sophomore duo of 6-foot-6 power forward Larry Scott and point guard Danny Brewington combined to score 53 of the Saints' 67 points. Scott had 34 points on a 13-for-21 performance from the field.

"We just gave them a nice cushion to work with at the beginning of the ballgame," Ridenour said. "We just couldn't get over the hump."

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