MILLTOWN — Saint Mark’s lost the opening tip to Christiana when their boys basketball teams met on Jan. 22, but the Spartans immediately stole the ball and turned that into a layup for Chase Wright. Saint Mark’s was off to a 10-0 start and was never challenged in a 75-34 victory over the Vikings.
Saint Mark’s held a 13-5 lead before Alassan N’Diaye caught fire. The sophomore scored 10 straight points, including two on an alley-oop from Mike Friend that followed yet another steal. Six players ended up in the scoring column for the Spartans in the first quarter.
Christiana’s primary scoring option was guard Justin Caesar, who had 11 points in the first half. Other than Caesar, just one Viking — Mekhi Nelson — had a first-half field goal.
All of the Spartans saw significant minutes in the win, and 10 players scored. N’Diaye led the way with 20, while Wright added 15. Saint Mark’s (10-1) is on the road Tuesday night at Archmere, with tipoff scheduled for 6:15. It is the first of five straight away from home.
Caesar finished with 16 for the Vikings, who fell to 2-7. Christiana is home against district rival Newark on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Photos by Mike Lang.