BY NICK CORN
St. Paul hosted Tyro Christian on Monday night in the opening round of the St. Paul Early Season Tournament. A year ago the Indians didn’t win a regular season game. In the first game of first-year head coach Rick Haney’s debut they have already accomplished a 1-0 record. Haney’s team handed out an 82-48 thrashing of Tyro Christian and gives the Indians a lot to look forward to in their young season.
The Indian offense was consistently firing on all cylinders for four quarters, and besides allowing 22 points in the second, the defense was strong as well.
St. Paul came out of the gates hot, scoring 18 first-quarter points while allowing just three. Junior Noah Winter and sophomore Braven Born each hit a trey and scored five points in the opening quarter.
Winter added seven more points, and Born scored six in a 24-point second quarter.
St. Paul took a 42-25 lead into the break.
Brenden Doherty led the third-quarter scoring attack with six, while three other Indians added four points apiece. Tyro managed to score just 11 points compared to St. Paul’s 21 in the third, and the Indians used their big lead to cruise to an 82-48 victory.
Winter led the team with 17 points, and Born added 16. Sophomores Anthony Albertini and Caleb Pecha also had big games for the Indians, with 14 and 13 points. St. Paul will play Southeast Thursday night for the second round of the St. Paul Early Season Tournament.
St. Paul 82, Tyro Christian 48
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
SPHS 18 24 21 19 82
TYRO 3 22 11 12 48
St. Paul: Winter 17, Born 16, Albertini 14, Pecha 13, Johnson 8, Doherty 6, McCracken 5, O’Brien 3
3-Pt FG: Born 2, Winter 2, Doherty, Pecha