Ravens Suffer First Loss 68-57

<B>MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --</b> St. Raymond's (NY)was outscored by 16 points in the second half by Cardinal Dougherty (PA), leading to the Ravens first loss of the season.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- St. Raymond's (NY)was outscored by 16 points in the second half by Cardinal Dougherty (PA), leading to the Ravens first loss of the season.

St. Ray's begin the game by playing their normal fast-paced, pressing game which led to easy baskets and a 5-point lead at half-time 31-26.

Whatever speech Dougherty Head Coach Mark Heimerdinger gave at the half he should remember it, because the Cardinals came out and dominated the second half. Dougherty pounded the Ravens inside all game, outscoring St. Ray's 44-20 in the paint and finishing with a +10 margin on the backboards. They did all of this while only playing 6 players, with 4 starters playing the entire 32 minutes.

The Cardinals had four starters in double figures, led by Shane Clark (19 points and 11 rebounds) and Desean White (18 points) respectively. Point Guard Kyle Lowery added 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners.

St. Ray's Chris Bethel led the Ravens with 13 points and 10 rebounds. NC State signee Gavin Grant struggled, finishing with just 8 points (2-7 FG 1-6 3FG) and 5 rebounds after a strong opening round game.

Cardinal Dougherty advances to the semifinals, where they will meet the winner of Bishop O`Connell(VA) vs. Rufus King(WI) tomorrow night at 8:45. St. Raymond's next game will be in the fifth place contest, Tuesday at 3:30 PM against the loser of the above matchup.

Game Summary

CARDINAL DOUGHERTY (PA) ( (4-1))
CLARK, Shane 8-13 3-4 19; WHITE, Desean 8-13 2-4 18; LOWRY, Kyle 6-14 3-4 15; BENN, Bilal 5-9 1-2 11; MAGNUM, Tom 1-2 0-0 3; SMITH, Tim 0-6 2-2 2. Totals 28-57 11-16 68.

ST. RAYMONDS (NY) ( (5-1))
BETHEL, Chris 5-9 3-4 13; TORRES, Rickey 4-10 2-2 11; WICKS, Wesley 5-7 1-1 11; LAING, Brian 4-13 0-0 9; GRANT, Gavin 2-7 3-4 8; JACKSON, Rich 1-2 3-3 5; CHISOLM, Donte 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-49 12-14 57.

Cardinal Dougherty (PA)....... 26 42 - 68
St. Raymonds (NY)............. 31 26 - 57
3-point goals-Cardinal Dougherty (PA) 1-11 (MAGNUM, Tom 1-2; LOWRY, Kyle 0-5; BENN, Bilal 0-1; SMITH, Tim 0-3), St. Raymonds (NY) 3-12 (GRANT, Gavin 1-6; TORRES, Rickey 1-5; LAING, Brian 1-1). Fouled out--Cardinal Dougherty (PA)- None, St. Raymonds (NY)- BETHEL, Chris. Rebounds- Cardinal Dougherty (PA) 35 (CLARK, Shane 11), St. Raymonds (NY) 25 (BETHEL, Chris 10). Assists- Cardinal Dougherty (PA) 13 (LOWRY, Kyle 3; WHITE, Desean 3; BENN, Bilal 3), St. Raymonds (NY) 7 (GRANT, Gavin 2). Total fouls- Cardinal Dougherty (PA) 13, St. Raymonds (NY) 19.


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