Basketball Update


Max Lipe '23, Editor

The Priory basketball team has had to battle through adversity for the majority of the season. As a significantly undersized team, Priory has embraced Coach Mccormack’s commonly used phrase “Be bigger than you are”. Much of Priory’s success stems from smothering, tenacious defense, which correlates to allowing opponents an average of only 42 points per night. This is a team that is very competitive across the board, with six of its ten losses being by a combined total of 18 points.

Over Christmas break the team found its stride, putting together a five-game winning streak which included taking home the Afton Holiday Tournament, as well as a key win against previously-undefeated Principia. A week later the team then traveled down Highway 44, winning a hard-fought game against the tournament host, Washington, and giving longtime state basketball powerhouse, St. Francis Borgia, a run for its money. Priory took the unbeaten team to the wire, leading after 3 quarters.

This past Tuesday, Priory snapped their brief losing skid against Riverview Gardens in the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational, highlighted by a 21-point performance from Myles Garcia-Eidsness ’24. Other key contributions have come through the steady shooting of Ethan Lewis ‘24, the slashing play of Christain Gonzalez ‘24, and the imposing presence of both Drew Flaherty ‘24 and Jacob Willard ‘23.

Priory takes on Rock Bridge in the semi-final of the Fort Zumwalt North tournament on Wednesday with a chance to get another crack at league Rival MICDS in a possible  championship game matchup on Friday.