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Ehrhardt's 19 lifts Chaminade past St. Anthony's

by Tom Liodice on
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 9:17 PM

Updated Tue, Jan 22, 2013 5:16 PM

The first eight minutes of Chaminade's boys basketball contest against St. Anthony's looked like a real-life version of the video game, "NBA Jam."

And for the first eight minutes, Chaminade's Brian Ehrhardt was on fire.

Ehrhardt scored 10 of his team-high 19 points in the first quarter as the Flyers (8-3, 3-2) topped its archrival St. Anthony's, 69-64 in a Catholic League boys basketball contest Friday night from Chaminade High School.

"I like to run up and down the court a lot," Ehrhardt said of his game. "I've been getting a lot of quick and easy buckets.

The first quarter of action had such a frenetic pace - blinked and you might have missed it. Chaminade and St. Anthony's almost answered bucket-for-bucket in such a manner where no lead was larger than four points.

Michael Walsh, Chaminade's big 6-foot-5 forward that could be confused for a center, capped off the quarter with a buzzer-beater three-pointer to give the Flyers a 21-19 lead heading into the first quarter break.

A break that was much needed for two teams whose feet never stopped moving.

"We like to get up in transition a lot," Ehrhardt said of Chaminade's run-and-gun offense. "It's a lot of up-and-down play."

Chaminade broke free from the close play in the second half, extending its lead to as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter largely in part of 6-foot-6 Jonathan Patterson's 18 points.

Nigel Carter scored a game-high 22 points for St. Anthony's in the Friars last gasp in the fourth quarter. His team was able to close the deficit to as little as five points before falling victim to the final buzzer.


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