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St. Viator’s Roosevelt Smart scores 30 in win over Wheaton Academy

12/06/2013, 11:40pm CST
By Gene Chamberlain

St. Viator guard Roosevelt Smart scored 30 points and his team’s defense turned up the pressure in a 75-50 win over Wheaton Academy on Friday night.

St. Viator 75, Wheaton Academy 50

THE SKINNY

St. Viator 6-3 junior guard Roosevelt Smart scored 30 points on the night and his team’s defense turned up the pressure to outscore Wheaton Academy 18-4 in the third quarter of a nonconference victory.

TURNING POINT

His team up 34-33, St. Viator coach Mike Howland made a halftime defensive adjustment to stop the screen and roll which had helped 6-10 Warriors center Chandler Fuzak score 12 of his team-high 14 points. St. Viator held Wheaton Academy scoreless for 6:23 of the third quarter to pull away.

THE STAR

Smart scored 12 third-quarter points when St. Viator (4-1) outscored Wheaton Academy 18-4.  He made 11 of 16 shots on the night and was offensively complemented by Ore Arogundade’s 16 points.

BY THE NUMBERS

Wheaton Academy (3-2) got off only five field goal attempts in the third quarter and was outscored in the second half 41-17. The Warriors were 3-of-15 from the field in the second half.

QUOTABLE

“They were getting into the paint a lot in the first half and we couldn’t allow it anymore, so when we got that stopped we just made our run. They didn’t handle pressure very well and when we got some in the half court it caused a lot of turnovers.” — Smart

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