By CURT HORNBECKER
Jamie Rice certainly made the most of his opportunity to start a basketball game for St. Maria Goretti.
With the Gaels' leading scorer, Kyle Logan, on the bench, Rice scored 16 points Friday night to pace Goretti to a 51-47 Baltimore Catholic League victory over Towson Catholic.
"He played an excellent game for a sophomore," said Goretti coach Cokey Robertson. "Most people only saw the hoops he made, but he made a lot of good passes, and a lot of key passes down the stretch. He was our trigger man. I can't say enough about him."
With the Gaels (11-10, 2-4) facing a 46-45 deficit, Rice - a 6-foot-3 sophomore - calmly canned his second 3-pointer of the game with 1:21 remaining to give Goretti a lead it never relinquished.