Threeeee! Wings Fly High At SJU

Reporter Mike Sullivan describes the great perimeter effort displayed by Wings Academy at St. John's University yesterday afternoon ...

JAMAICA, NEW YORK -- One had to feel bad for the St. Peter's High School (Staten Island) basketball team. Yesterday afternoon was simply a day where the opponent was so hot that you just had to tip your hat to them.

Behind 15 three-pointers, Wings Academy reversed a close contest into a 88-59 victory in the third game of the Big Apple Classic held at St. John's University inside Carnesecca Arena.

Senior guard Ronald Baker tied a Big Apple record by scoring 32 points. He buried seven three-pointers.

Baker's big night offset a nice performance by Siena recruit O.D. Anosike, who produced 24 points, many of them on nice finishes near the rim.

St. Peter's did have a 13-10 first quarter lead as Chris Giordano had six of his 16 points in the first eight minutes of play.

It was still a game heading into the third quarter as the Wings pulled ahead slightly, 32-28. Baker then got scorching hot. He had five three-pointers in the third quarter to help Wings extend the lead 56-45.

Then Baker's teammates got involved with the three-point shooting fun. Dylan Ennis produced four of them on his way to 15 points. Ferguson Drimir had three three-pointers, finishing with 21 points. And Krystian Forest had a three while producing 10 points.

Wings Academy should be a fun team to watch this season. The guards are again their strong part of the team this season. And, judging by the way they shot the ball yesterday, will be a tough team to put away.


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