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Wheeling Central Catholic High School def. Sewickley Academy, 74-64

By Kurt Stubbs
Cancer Research Classic

WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 2, 2010 -- Riding its fourth quarter momentum from Friday night, Wheeling Central used that impetus to shoot its way past Sewickley Academy (PA) 74-64 in day two of the Cancer Research Classic.

The Maroon Knights, who were the only team to play both days, were handed an overtime loss by Wheeling Park less than 24 hours earlier but looked much like the team of the fourth quarter on Friday than the previous 19 quarters of the season.

Central used its 55% shooting from the floor including a 4-of-9 effort from behind the arc to open up a 33-26 advantage at the break.

For the game, Wheeling CC (2-4) was able to knock down nearly 56% of its action shots helping them win every quarter against a talented Panthers contingent. Adding to the hot shooting was a 20-of-27 (74%) performance at the foul line.

The Maroon Knights had to overcome 21 points from Davidson commit Tom Droney (6’6/2010). The highly-skilled senior was just 4-of-15 from the floor, but continued to attack the basket allowing him to draw fouls and get to the free-throw line. Droney connected on 13-of-16 freebies.

Central’s senior guards Jordan Sorge and Zack Hood proved too much with a combine 10-of-18 shooting with Sorge scoring a team-high 18 points and Hood adding 15 points including three long-range triples.

Sorge, a tough and scrappy guard, was 6-of-7 from the foul line along with grabbing six rebounds and handing out seven assists.

Junior Shane Greskevitch was able to tally 11 markers and rip down five boards.

The Knights defense held the Panthers to just 36% shooting including 25% (5-of-20) from distance.

Droney’s point-total was backed up by 6-foot-7 senior Peter Schramm’s 17 points and 14 rebounds. Senior guard Tyler Palmer added 15 lightings.