St. Peter-Marian 59, Holy Name 57

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Worcester

Trailing by 19 points early in the second half, it appeared Holy Name was going to get blown out of St. Peter-Marian's gymnasium, but the Naps nearly pulled off an incredible comeback before falling to sixth-ranked St. Peter-Marian, 59-57. Senior Daniel Kegbeh poured a game-high 23 points _ 17 in the second-half _ to fuel Holy Name. Classmate Isaiah Tatum tossed in 10 points while freshman Otis Wheeler dropped in 11. "The kids played hard after we got killed against St. Bernard's on Tuesday (night)," said Naps coach Jason Chavoor whose team fell to 2-13 overall, 0-5 in the Central Mass. Conference. "Obviously, we wanted to come out and give our best effort. We came up a couple of plays short." "We just let them back into it," 6-foot-4 junior forward Sean Sweeney said. "We needed to put them away in the second half, but we didn't execute. A win is a win. We'll take it. We've just got to keep grinding it and keep going to practice and keep going hard." Sweeney, who comes off the bench, tossed in a career-high 15 points while collecting four rebounds. He ignited SPM (11-5, 4-1) in the second period by scoring eight of his 11 first half points as the Guardians opened up a double-digit lead.

Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:12 a.m.

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