Elder, St. X Keep Streaks Alive In Hardwood Classic


Posted on 1/21/2015 at 1:52pm

Elder and St. Xavier recorded wins Monday night in the second day of games in the LaRosa’s Hardwood Classic at Fairfield High School.  Elder knocked off Lakota West, 60-45, in the first game to remain unbeaten this season at 15-0.  St. Xavier then defeated Fairfield, 52-43, in the second game to extend the Bombers’ winning streak to five games.

The Panthers kept their perfect season alive, thanks to a game-high 20 points from junior guard Frankie Hofmeyer.  Junior guard Joey Sabato continues to be a playmakers for Elder – dishing off a game-high 11 assists for the Panthers, ranked No. 4 in The Enquirer’s Division I weekly coaches’ poll.  Elder (15-0, 1-0) GCL South) is off until Friday, when coach Joe Schoenfeld’s team hosts red-hot St. Xavier (11-3, 0-1) in a GCL South game.

The Bombers got a season-high 25 points from sophomore guard Sam Martin in the win against Fairfield.  Martin went 9-for-14 from the field and hit 4 of 9 three-point shots.   No. 10 St. Xavier broke open a tie game at the half by outscoring Fairfield, 27-18, in the final two periods.  St. Xavier will look to record its fourth victory in five days when the Bombers host Princeton in a non-conference game at 7:30 tonight.

La Salle looks to extend its winning streak to six straight when it travels to take on Woodward in a non-conference game tonight.  Tipoff is 7:30 p.m.  The No. 5 Lancers (11-2) are a perfect 9-0 against Greater Cincinnati teams this season.  La Salle is led by sophomore guard C.J. Fleming, who leads the GCL South in scoring at 17.3 points per game and is second in rebounding, pulling down an average of 5.8 per game.