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Mount Vernon High School def. Neumann-Goretti High School, 75-66

By Kurt Stubbs
Cancer Research Classic

WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 8, 2011 -- In Game 5, Mount Vernon High School out of New York faced Neumann-Goretti of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This was Mount Vernon's first trip to the Cancer Research Classic, but it rarely showed facing CRC regular Neumann-Goretti. The Philly-based school was 2-0 in its previous two trips to Wheeling.

For more than three quarters the young and inexperienced Saints of N-G were neck-and-neck with the New York-based Knights thanks to their three-point shooting, but was unable to overcome a good performance from West Virginia signee Jabarie Hinds in a 75-66 defeat.

Mount Vernon held a 20-14 advantage after one quarter and then 35-32 at the intermission. Hinds, with WVU head coach Bob Huggins looking on, scored 16 points in the 1st half on 8-of-12 shooting.

5-foot-8 junior guard Billy Shank had 11 points including three triples for the Saints after 16 minutes of play, but was shut out for the remainder of the game.

Neumann-Goretti used six three-point makes to remain close at the half.

The teams played to a wash in the 3rd period as Mt. Vernon held on to its three-point advantage (50-47).

In the 4th quarter, the Knights were able to get some breathing room and pulled away for the victory.

Hinds, who garnered game MVP, scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting and added five steals, three assists, and three boards.

6-foot-6 junior Jarrel Marshall chipped in 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. 6-foot-3 junior Isaiah Cousins was good for nine points.

The young Saints were led by 17 points from St. Peters commit Lamin Fulton with 17 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and three assists. Fulton was a stat-sheet stuffer on Saturday.

6-foot-5 junior Derrick Stewart, whose brother Daniel plays for Rider, notched 15 points and snared five rebounds. 6-foot-4 sophomore Johnny Davis added 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Highly touted freshman guard Ja’Quan Newton showed signs of his potential finishing with three points, three rebounds, and two assists in just 20 minutes of play.

Goretti finished the game 10-of-20 from behind the arc.