GRAY BEES END REGULAR SEASON WITH A PAIR OF DOMINATING VICTORIES Coach Taylor’s squad reaches 30-victory mark for second straight year
March 21, 2013
St. Benedict’s wrapped up its final week of the regular season as it has some many times this season – punishing opponents.
Coach Mark Taylor’s team posted a 72-59 victory over New York’s Our Savior New American on Tuesday before cruising to its highest point total of the season in a concluding, 116-48, decision over NIA Prep on Thursday.
Both games were played in Dalton Gym and allowed the Gray Bees to finish the regular season with a 30-1 mark, hitting the 30-victory plateau for the second successive season. The Gray Bees finished last year with a 35-3 slate.
Mike Young, a senior forward who is headed to Pittsburgh, continued his leadership in the absence of floor general Tyler Ennis, the Syracuse-bound star who’s been resting the past few games. Young scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the victory over Our Savior before going for a triple-double against NIA Prep - 25 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.
Denzell Taylor, an ODU commit, followed a 15-point, 20-rebound effort against Our Savior with another 18 boards and a career-high 40 points in the onslaught against NIA.
Junior Jonathan Williams, who is headed to VCU after next year, showed his brilliance leading the break with Ennis out, hitting for double digit assists with 11 in both games. Isaiah Briscoe returned to the lineup against NIA after missing a few games and dropped in 17 points while coming up with 6 steals.
St. Benedict’s now has two weeks to fine tune its game for the ESPN National High School Invitational on April 4-6 in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, D.C. The Gray Bees open the tournament against a team from Indiana (read more…).