Bishop Gibbons beat Fonda 86-68 in a showdown of Western Athletic Conference squads. Rodney Parker and Nacier Hundley combined to score 47 points for the victors.
After a Jackson Atty three pointer gave Fonda a 42-40 lead early in the third quarter, Bishop Gibbons went on a monster run of 29-7 to close out the frame. The Golden Knights outscored Fonda by 18 points coming out of the break and turned a two point halftime lead into a 20 point margin headed into the fourth quarter. Rodney Parker exploded for 15 points in the 3rd quarter.
Bishop Gibbons held a small 3-point lead heading into the second quarter. The opening two quarters were ultra competitive as the teams went to the first half stoppage with Bishop Gibbons nosing in front.
Bishop Gibbons led at every period ending horn by margins of 3, 2, 20, & 18.
Both lineups played an up-tempo style of hoop in this high scoring entertaining match-up. Don't be surprised if both of these teams are being talked about as top contenders when the Class B sectionals brackets get released next month.
Bishop Gibbons had a trio of players players in double figure scoring. Rodney Parker paced the Golden Knights with 25 points. Nacier Hundley added 22 points. Omari Carmon dropped 20 points.
The Golden Knights buried 7 baskets from downtown.
Jackson Atty led the Braves with 20 points. Jake Shaw registered 16 points. Colin Kowalski added 9 points.
Fonda made 9 trifectas.
Colin Kowalski nailed 3 three-pointers.
The Braves shot with superb accuracy from the charity stripe as they made 75%, 9 of 12.
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By Ed Bemiss