Senior forward Joe Edwards dazzled those in attendance with a couple high flying dunks, as he led the way for St. Joseph, scoring 19 points. Sophomore phenom A.J. Patty added 13 points to help the Chargers beat Gordon Tech, 57-43 Friday night.
Gordon Tech fell behind early and saw themselves behind after the first quarter, 21-10. Brandon Johnson (18 points) helped the Rams win the second quarter, trimming their deficit down to 8 points. The trimming continued as Sam Rarick (7 points) helped the Rams to pull within 5 points, early in the third quarter, 35-30.
After Gordon Tech got close, St. Joseph pulled away. Consecutive baskets and forced turnovers helped the Chargers rebuild a double digit lead, and that’s the way it would end, 57-43.
The Gordon Tech Rams stay at home for their next opponent, Ida Crown… Tuesday, January 25th, at 7:30p.m.
Did You Know?: Gene Pingatore, St. Joseph’s head varsity basketball coach, starred in the 1994 documentary film “Hoop Dreams.” He also coached NBA star, coach, owner Isiah Thomas and holds the IHSA record for most wins with St. Joseph.