—-O’F Christian outraces Dragons as Robinson sets records – Click here to see the Robinson interview on KSDK —-
The O’Fallon Christian Eagles knocked down 13 treys on their way to an 85-76 victory over the St. Mary’s Dragons in the inaugural AAA Showcase at St. Mary’s on Saturday.
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The Eagles shot over 54% from the field and over 44% from beyond the arc as they raised their record to 11-11 for season. The 1st quarter was a wild one as the Eagles led 23-19. Each team was banging in their shots with few turnovers. At the halftime buzzer, SM trailed by 7 points 41-34 as Josh Robinson was carrying the offensive load with 24 points by halftime.
O’F Christian blew it open late in the 3rd quarter. After leading 49-45 midway in the quarter, the Eagles outscored the Dragons 17-3 to take a 66-48 lead into the 4th quarter. By midway in the 4th, the lead had been stretched to 74-54. The Dragons rallied (outscoring the Eagles 18-8) and worked hard to the final buzzer but fell short 85-76.
However, this night belonged to Josh Robinson. He broke two very significant scoring records at St. Marys. Robinson finished the game with 56 points. He was 18 of 28 from the field and 17 of 24 from the line. This shattered the single game record held by Don Johnson of 47 points against U City in 1967. That 1966-67 SM team went to Final Four and were eliminated by Beaumont, who was led by Jimmy Erving. Robinson also jumped into the top spot of SM Career Points. His 56 points gives him 1739 career points. He moves past Jon Connelly (08-12) who scored 1725 career points. The Dragons have three more regular season games and post season so Robinson will push this record far higher. In this game, Robinson also tied MOST FT converted/game and the MOST FG/game
On the other side of the court, the Eagles were led by their trio of double-figure average players. Evan Marcks had 25 (including 4 treys), Deantrell Prince demonstrated several very strong moves to the basket in the 2nd half and finished with 19 points, 9 rebonds and 9 assists and Jordan Norwine hit 5 of 6 from beyond the arc and finished with 17 points and 7 assists.
Other notable players for the Dragons were Jake DeWeese with 8 rebounds and 2 assists. James Wiggins ran the point guard efficiently as the turnovers stayed low. DeShawn Wilson grabbed 4 rebounds and two steals during the contest. Click here to view the replay of the game