St. Francis Comfortably Advances to Second Round

By: Alex Washburn & Regan Staudt

The hometown Wolves win 84-39 over Meadowbrook

Top scorers Brett Thomas and Tyler Dey cheering teammates while on the bench

As the first round of the playoffs got underway Tuesday night, St. Francis and Meadowbrook entered this game with only six wins during the regular season.  The Wolves got out to a quick double-digit lead early by creating turnovers and crisp passing. After the first quarter, the visiting Mustangs trailed 28-7.

The Wolves lead continued to grow in the second quarter as the rebounding began to take over. At the half, St. Francis had three players on pace for double-doubles. The score at the half was 50-16 in favor of the Wolves.

Justin Montgomery attempted his first three of the season and it was good

Second Half

The second half triggered a running clock against the Mustangs. Meadowbrook was able to find some success at the free-throw line, but it wasn’t enough to close the deficit. With the lead, bench players for St. Francis were able to play significant minutes. Senior center Justin Montgomery, who averages only one point and rebound per game, reached nine points and eight rebounds.

“We’re just gonna keep pushing all the way to the championship. We’re gonna get 2023 up there.”-Justin Montgomery

The scoring leader for the Wolves was freshman forward Brett Thomas who amassed 18 points. Co-team captain Cole Redding recorded eight points, eight rebounds and three assists. The leading scorer for Meadowbrook was Senior Joshua David with nine points.

In round two, Wednesday night St. Francis will take a road trip to Ocala to take on Redeemer Christian who won 75-33 over Cornerstone Academy.

“We’re gonna keep the same energy, keep the momentum going to try to win tomorrow”-Brett Thomas

St. Francis Co-Captain Tyler Dey Postgame Interview

St. Francis Coach Larry Walker Post-Game Interview

Meadowbrook Coach Brian Paige Post-Game Interview

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