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Goretti turns back Mercersburg Academy

November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BOYS BASKETBALL

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Yannick Zanfack knocked four 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 16 points to lead St. Maria Goretti past Mercersburg Academy 48-27 on Wednesday night.

It was the first basketball game contested in the Independent-Parochial Schools League, which also includes Saint James, Maryland School for Deaf and St. John’s Catholic Prep.

Martinas Geben added 10 points and six rebounds for the Gaels (3-2). Forest Buterbaugh had eight points and a team-high nine rebounds. Zanfack had six rebounds.

Mercersburg held a 17-16 halftime lead but the Gaels went to work in the second half with a 32-10 margin.

Patrick Ryan led Mercersburg (0-1) with 11 points, hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

ST. MARIA GORETTI (3-2, 1-0 IPSL)
Proctor 0 3-3 3, Fleetwood 1 2-3 4, Rajahpillay 2 1-3 5, Geben 3 4-6 10, Zanfack 5 2-3 16, Buterbaugh 3 2-4 8, King 0 0-0 0, Shaper 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 14-19 48.
MERCERSBURG ACADEMY (0-1, 0-1 IPSL)
Santos 2 2-3 6, Vincenzini 0 1-2 1, Collins 1 1-1 3, Ryan 3 3-6 11, Bacas 2 2-3 6, Morris 0 0-2 0. Totals 8 10-17 27.
Goretti    7    9    17    15    —    48
Mercersburg    7    10    6    4    —    27
3-point goals—Goretti 4 (Zanfack 4); Mercersburg 2 (Ryan 2).

GIRLS BASKETBALL
St. John’s 47, Goretti 24
FREDERICK, Md. — T.J. Tilman had nine points for St. Maria Goretti in a loss to St. John’s Catholic Prep in a Independent-Parochial Schools League game on Tuesday.

Lauree Lorensen had six rebounds for the Gaels (4-1).

ST. MARIA GORETTI (4-1)
Narkute 3 1-2 7, Mitchell 1 1-2 3, A. Eich 1 0-0 2, B. Eich 1 0-0 2, Sullivan 0 1-2 1, Tilman 4 1-1 9. Totals 10 4-7 24.
ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC PREP (1-0)
M. Pierce 7 0-0 14, Truxillo 1 1-2 3, Greene 4 0-2 11, B. Pierce 2 2-2 6, Hagan 2 3-4 7, Jones 3 0-2 6. Totals 19 6-15 47.
Goretti    2    10    4    8    —    26
St. John’s    11    10    15    11    —    47
3-point goals — St. John’s 3 (Greene 3).

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