St. Rita shows no compassion for struggling St. Francis de Sales

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THE SKINNY

Beginning a stretch of seven games in 14 days, St. Rita (12-6, 7-1) cruised in the Catholic League South road win. St. Francis de Sales, which saw coach Bob Oderwald step down in December and seven players quit the team in January, continues to struggle.

TURNING POINT

St. Rita started the game on a 20-0 run, highlighted by a Dominique Matthews (22 points, 10 rebounds) to Charles Matthews (12 points) alley-oop dunk. The Mustangs took a commanding 27-5 lead through one quarter.

THE STAR

St. Rita’s Victor Law. The senior finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds, one of five double-digit scorers for the Mustangs.

BY THE NUMBERS

The game is believed to be the first 100-point performance in program history. St. Rita saw contributions from Brandon McRoy (14) and Armani Chaney (12). Tyler Streeter (22 points) and Derrick Dawson (16 points) led St. Francis de Sales (3-16, 1-8). The Pioneers shot 8-of-37 from three-point range.

QUOTABLE

“Early in the season we were out of town (a lot), back and forth almost like a college schedule, and it’s hard for high school kids to prepare for that. Now that we’re settled in, things are really rolling our way. A win like this, it’s got to be good going into our next game. The team is at an all-time high right now.” — Law

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