BASKETBALL

Tigers roll over St. John

PETER SILAS PASQUA news@postsouth.com
St. John’s Hayden Hemenway reaches for a loose ball against Dunham’s Dylon Maggio as Brennan Miller closes in during the first half of the Tigers’ 73-25 victory. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

Dunham held St. John scoreless in the first quarter jumping out to a 15-point lead and never relinquished on the way to a 73-25 victory on Monday night at SJHS' gym.

The Eagles (0-3) also fell to Catholic of Pointe Coupee 37-26 on Tuesday at the New Orleans Arena and Live Oak 64-21 on Wednesday.

"We are going to keep working at it and are going to get better," St. John coach Kade Thibodeaux said. "When you play an athletic team like that you have to do the small things like boxing out, hustling after the ball and playing help side. We didn't do any of it. The second half, there was a little bit of improvement and there was a better effort but there still wasn't much boxing out."

Hayden Hemenway led St. John with 10 points. Brennan Miller added seven, Tyler St. Germain six and Gavin Primeaux two.

Quinton Thomas had a game-high 23 points for Dunham. Matthew Williams added 17, Dylon Maggio 13, Tyron Walker seven and Brian Blume five.

Thomas' alley-oop dunk from Walker made it 10-0 to open the game before Williams' putback.

St. Germain's inside bucket opened the second quarter and put St. John on the board but Dunham followed with a 13-0 run capped by Williams' 3-pointer from the left wing. Miller's turnaround spin and Hemenway's free throws cut it to 32-7 but the Tigers closed out the half on a 6-0 run capped by Williams' consecutive putbacks.

Miller's 3-pointer from the left wing cut it to 42-10 before his fadeaway. St. Germain's baseline jumper made it 62-18 going into the fourth quarter after Hemenway's drive and putback.

Blume fed Williams inside to reflect the final tally after Primeaux's 18-footer from the left wing, Miller's shot from the free throw line and Hemenway's baseline jumper.

St. John began play in the Brusly Tournament on Wednesday and will host Runnels on Tuesday.