The Father Gabriel Richard boys’ basketball team showed off their shooting skills and shot the visiting Macomb Lutheran North Mustangs right out of the gym with a rather comfortable 64-39 victory Thursday night.
The Fighting Irish got balance scoring with five players scoring seven or more points led by senior forward Max Moon with 14 points. Sophomore Greg Kendzicky had 11 points, senior Andy Edwards scored nine, junior Nate Rumler scored eight and senior Tyler Herman scored seven.
WATCH VIDEO FROM THE GAME: https://weloveannarbor.com/2018/02/01/video-action-from-fgrs-basketball-win-over-lutheran-north/
The Fighting Irish used the long ball early to establish control of the game.
Greg Kendzicky and Moon hit triples to give the home team a 6-4 lead. Edwards knocked one down to make it 9-4 and Moon hit another to give FGR a 14-4 lead with 2:30 left in the opening quarter.
Richard led 16-11 after one quarter.
The Fighting Irish picked up right where they left off as Moon hit another triple on the team’s first possession of the second quarter. Greg Kendzicky used the old-fashioned three point play to give the hosts a 32-11 lead.
A basket inside by Moon made it 26-11.
Rumler hit a triple and then turned a steal into a layup into a three-point play and a 32-13 lead with 4:05 left in the first half. Edwards then created a steal and scored off a layup to make it 34-13.
Father Gabriel Richard led 36-17 at halftime.
The Fighting Irish started a little slow offensively in the third quarter but finally got it rolling. Herman scored to make it 40-19 midway through the period. A layup by Greg Kendzicky and then a triple from Andrew Kendzicky gave the Irish a 45-19 lead. Greg Kendzicky hit another three ball and the Irish led 51-27 after three.
The Fighting Irish junior varsity team won a close 58-56 game in a contest that went right down to the wire. Josh Williams led the way with 25 points. Edward Moon had nine points and Stephen McGlade scored seven in the win.