St. John too much for Hornets

PETER SILAS PASQUA ppasqua@postsouth.com
St. John's Hayden Hemenway converts a layup off a steal in the first quarter of the Eagles' 59-44 victory over Catholic-Pointe Coupee on Friday night. Hemenway had 14 points. 
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PLAQUEMINE - St. John the Evangelist High School built a 16-point second quarter lead and never looked back in a 59-44 victory over Catholic-Pointe Coupee on Friday night.

The Eagles (8-7), under first-year coach Antonio Broadway, travel to the Hornets Friday night.

"It was a good win in front of our home crowd," Broadway said. "The guys are very coachable and they worked very hard tonight. We wanted to keep the floor wide and we just want to stay consistent."

Willie Williams led the Eagles with 17 points. Hayden Hemenway added 14, Tyler St. Germain 10, Gavin Primeaux and Princeton Young each eight and Bailey Whittington two.

Hemenway's transition basket put St. John ahead 17-6 going into the second quarter after Williams' pump fake, St. Germain's trey from the right corner and dish to Primeaux in transition.

Williams' deep 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer put St. John ahead 29-15 at the half.

Williams' free throws made it 48-31 going into the fourth quarter following Hemenway's 3-pointer from the right wing and St. Germain's tip.