2014-15 CRC Tournament >> Results Press Coverage
By Kurt Stubbs
Cancer Research Classic
WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 2, 2015 -- In a bit of a shocker, Archbishop John Carroll found a way to take down a big and talented La Lumiere squad, who had just one defeat coming into the contest.
Despite all the size on the floor, it was one of the game’s smallest players that had the biggest impact. Junior guard Josh Sharkey was virtually everywhere for the Patriots in his team’s, 72-64, victory. The 5-foot-10 point guard is a tireless on-the-ball defender and relentless attacker on the offensive end. Sharkey scored 26 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, dished out 5 assists, and recorded three steals.
Sharkey’s effort helped the Radnor, PA squad overcome a, 35-30, deficit at halftime to the Lakers. La Lumiere enjoyed a balanced attack in the 1st half receiving contributions in the scoring column from seven different players.
John Carroll got 24 of its 30 points in the opening 16 minutes from Sharkey (12 points) and UNLV commit Derrick Jones (12 points).
The Patriots knotted the game up at 48 at the end of three quarters, and surged ahead in the final frame thanks to a, 24-16, edge.
The Patriots placed four kids in double figures led by Sharkey’s 26 on 7-of-11 shooting and 10 makes in 14 trips to the free throw line. Jones, an athletic freak, totaled 21 points, 13 rebounds, and four swipes. Junior Ryan Daly chipped in 14 points and talented sophomore David Beatty added 10 points and four rebounds.
La Lumiere received a team-high 22 points from Illinois signee Jalen Coleman, who also notched seven rebounds and handed out three assists. Coleman was just 6-of-21 from the field.
Senior Alex Olesinski, a 6-foot-10 forward, contributed 11 points and six rebounds, and classmate Munis Tutu accounted for 10 points. Senior Drew Cayce was good for eight points, and uber-talented junior big man Nolan Narain added five points and eight rebounds. Highly regarded 7-foot junior Isaac Humphries was held to just three points, but did manage to corral seven boards.
Stat of the Game:
John Carroll was 28-of-39 at the foul line compared to a 12-of-16 showing for the Lakers. La Lumiere was charted for 15 turnovers, while the Patriots were guilty of just six.