Basketball (M)

Will Tolefree started his SC career well with 23 points and eight rebounds.Will Tolefree started his SC career well with 23 points and eight rebounds.

Patriots Top Patriots 90-53

The Patriots from West Frankfort, Ill. welcomed the Patriots from Kentucky for a Saturday afternoon game. And the outcome was decided very early as St. Catharine scored the first 17 points of the game in cruising to a 90-53 win.

Morthland (0-10), who lost 105-72 at St. Catharine just one week earlier, did not score until six minutes into the game. The home Patriots trailed 53-15 at halftime but were able to outscore St. Catharine 38-37 in the second period.

In the first half onslaught St. Catharine shot 59.5 percent from the field that included 8-14 (57 percent) from 3-point range. They ended the game at 46 percent overall and 37 percent (11-30) from long range.

Morthland connected on just 20 percent in the first half but shot 52 percent in the second half to end up with a 37.5 percent afternoon from the field.

Will Tolefree, in his first game with St. Catharine after gaining eligibility, led the scoring with 23 points. The 6-6 junior also led the team in rebounds with eight. Marquis Lee added 18 in the winning effort and Omar Skinner had 17.

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