SM Goretti falls to Towson Catholic
The St. Maria Goretti boys basketball team knew stopping Carmelo Anthony was the key to defeating Towson Catholic.
While the Gaels were semi-successful in the first half, they allowed Anthony to score 17 of his 29 points in the second half to lead Towson Catholic to a 56-54 win over the Gaels in the Baltimore Catholic League.
"(Anthony) hit some great shots. We couldn't stop him and he took the game over so that was the difference in the second half," Goretti coach Cokey Robertson said. "He was the main force. We tried everything and it didn't do it. We went from man-to-man, changed zones, we just couldn't stop him. We expected to have to stop him. We did in the first half, we didn't in the second."
The Gaels (17-8, 7-3) were leading 28-22 going into the half, but a shot by Anthony tied the game at 33-33 with two and a half minutes left in the third quarter. Towson Catholic went on to outscore Goretti 18-8 in the quarter to take a 40-36 lead.