Hoopsters Unable to Keep Pace with St. Augustine

Posted January 17, 2019 / Last updated January 24, 2019

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On Tuesday night, the Jesuit basketball team gave everything they had to give against a powerhouse team from St. Augustine. Sometimes the other team just has their night. That was the case for the Purple Knights, who pulled away from the Blue Jays in the 3rd Quarter to eventually seal the 65-46 victory.

Jesuit struggled offensively from the start, as St. Augustine dominated the boards and smothered Jesuit’s senior guard, Elijah Morgan. Morgan ended up with 19 points, but the Purple Knight defense made it tough-going. Big plays on offense were made by Robert McMahon and Noah Varnado, but St. Augustine’s help-side defense made it increasingly difficult for the Blue Jays to score in the lane, forcing the Jays to shoot just 28% from the field. 

St. Augustine on the other hand shot 55% from the field, going 9 for 19 from three-point territory. In the end, when a team is playing that well, it’s simply hard to keep pace.

Through the Lens…

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Senior forward Nick Artigues manages to get a shot over three defenders from St. Augustine.

By the Numbers…

Elijah Morgan (#10) 19 points
Noah Varnado (#23) 8 points
Robert McMahon (#22) 8 points, 9 rebounds

Read More…

NOLA.com – St. Augustine 65, Jesuit 46: Purple Knights knock down 9 triples in dominant win

The New Orleans Advocate – St. Augustine steamrolls Jesuit 65-46 in Catholic League headliner

On the Horizon…

The basketball teams (21-4, 3-2) returns home to the Birdcage on Friday night for a district show-down with Brother Martin. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.