The St. James boys basketball team (15-8, 3-2 Four Rivers) hosted Sullivan for a Four Rivers Conference matchup on Friday, Feb. 10. This was the third matchup between the conference rivals this season, with the other two matchups coming each school's home tournament. Sullivan was able to finish off the season sweep of St. James with a 71-49 win.
The final score isn't the best indication for how competitive these two teams were on Friday. The Tigers' downfall was the first quarter. Sullivan couldn't miss from long range in the first quarter, hitting seven of their eight attempts. The Eagles ended the first quarter with a 27-9 lead, but Sullivan and St. James matched each other beat for beat for the remainder of the game.
Sullivan's hot shooting evaporated in the second and St. James held the Eagles to just 10 points in the second quarter. The Tigers couldn't cut into the led however, scoring nine points and trailing 37-18 going into the half.
The second half mirrored the second quarter. Both teams scored 14 points in the third to keep the Sullivan lead at 19. St. James had their best offensive quarter of the game with 17 points, but Sullivan one-upped them with 20 points to cap off a 71-49 win.
Trey Marshall led St. James with 13 points in the loss, while Bailey Terrill added another 10 points.
The Tigers have one more home game left on their slate. They'll face off against Hermann for Senior Night on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Marshall - 13, Terrill - 10, Davis - 8, Fuhring - 6, Harlan - 6, Keeney - 3, Robinson - 3