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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth’s boys basketball team, ranked fourth in the state, outscored the fifth-ranked Hodgson Silver Eagles in the second quarter, 28-10, en route to a 91-59 victory Saturday afternoon at the St. E Center.
Junior Jordan Money drained two three-pointers to give the Vikings a 6-0 lead, but Hodgson got back into it with a few triples themselves. Two baskets and and a free throw by sophomore Nate Thomas put St. Elizabeth ahead, 17-14, and after the Silver Eagles’ Sheldon Pride tied it with a three-pointer, Thomas scored on a three-point play and Money hit a three before the buzzer to give the Vikings a 23-17 lead going into the second quarter.
The second started with a 9-0 Vikings run on a trio of three-point shots, two by senior Joey Carrow and one from junior Brian Miles. Money and Thomas continued with their contributions from the field, and the Vikings took a 51-27 lead into the locker room.
St. Elizabeth has had some third-quarter troubles this season, and Saturday was no different. John Stansbury led a 10-2 Silver Eagles run to make the score 53-37, but the Vikings responded with a 10-4 run. The third ended with the home team up, 63-41.
Carrow and Money went to work early in the fourth, as each scored nine points; seven of Money’s came on free throws. St. Elizabeth poured in 28 points in the final quarter to take the win.
Money led the way with 32 points, while Carrow added 19 and Thomas 17. The 5-0 Vikings are off until Dec. 28, when they will play St. Raymond’s (N.Y.) at noon at Slam Dunk to the Beach at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.
Stansbury led the Silver Eagles with 19. They are off until Jan. 5, when they travel to Brandywine for a 5:30 p.m. tip.