PARKERSBURG-No. 3 Charleston Catholic (18-3) scored the first 10 points during its second meeting of the season with No. 9 Parkersburg Catholic (14-7) and never looked back in handing the Crusaders an 83-39 thumping Monday night.
The Irish, who connected on 31 of 49 shots in the game (12 of 20 from beyond the arc), were paced by David Godwin's game-high 30 points while Alex Casingal chipped in with 17 points and Haston Gerencir added 10 points and six assists.
Parkersburg Catholic, which closes out its regular season at Calhoun County on Wednesday, received 11 points from Brett Wright and 10 from Daniel Collie as the Crusaders lost on Senior Night.
Photo by Jim Butta
Parkersburg Catholic’s Payton Sturm looks to apply pressure against Charleston Catholic’s Haston Gerencir during Monday night’s contest at Parkersburg Catholic. The Irish’s David Godwin scored a game-high 30 points to lead the visitors to an 83-39 victory.
The Crusaders misfired on their first five shots before a Wright layin off of a Collie dish cut the Charleston Catholic lead to eight, 10-2, but they would get no closer as Casingal nailed a trio of triples during the first eight minutes of action while Godwin, who played at Ravenswood last season, chipped in with eight as the Irish took a 22-8 lead to the benches at the end of the quarter.
Charleston Catholic continued to bomb away from 3-point land as the second quarter got under way as Casingal nailed a triple just 15 seconds into the frame to ignite a 21-10 run by the visitors which all, but put the game away at the intermission with the Irish leading by 25, 43-18.
Things were so bad for the Columbia blue and white in the first 16 minutes of action that Godwin singlehandedly outscored the Crusaders by a 20-18 margin in the first half.
Parkersburg Catholic's shooters began to heat up in the third quarter as Tony Allowatt hit one from behind the arc while Joe Padden added a pair of triples and Eric Scott chipped in with one from long range. But, it was too little, too late as Charleston Catholic's Godwin tallied seven points and Gerencir added six to lead the visitors to a 22-18 edge in the quarter and give the Irish a 65-36 lead with eight minutes remaining to be played.
An eight minutes that first year PC head coach Robbie Strcula would much rather forget as his Crusaders managed to tally a mere three points-one from Wright, who went 1-for-2 from the charity stripe and a rebound bucket by Scott that sliced the deficit to 30, 69-39.
Those would also be the final points for the hosts as Charleston Catholic ran off the final 14 points to secure the lopsided victory.