Seaforth beats St. Pauls in boys basketball with 11 players scoring points.

Seaforth beats St. Pauls in boys basketball with 11 players scoring points.

During his initial game as the head coach for the Seaforth boys basketball team, Leo Brunelli was pleased with the teamwork and ball distribution displayed by his players.

Seaforth had a dominant victory of 74-47 against St. Pauls on Monday evening, with 11 players contributing points by the end of the game.

“I have never had a team as deep as this one,” stated Brunelli following the game. He also noted the selflessness of his team, saying, “They are willing to sacrifice a good shot for the opportunity to take a great one.”

At the end of the first half, Seaforth was winning with a score of 41-30. This was made possible by Kooper Jones scoring 10 points and Matthew Lucas scoring seven points.

The Hawks dominated in the third quarter, with Nate Emersen scoring 10 points after only scoring three in the first half. He was one of five players who contributed to the Hawks’ scoring in this quarter.

At the end of the third quarter, Seaforth was ahead of St. Pauls with a score of 60-41.

The Hawks’ defense successfully completed their task by limiting St. Pauls to only one basket and six points in the final quarter. Seaforth contributed 14 points, with Emerson leading the way with five points.

Emerson was the top scorer for Seaforth, contributing 16 points. However, three other Hawks also had strong performances with double-digit scores. Lucas ended with 12 points, Tyshawn Davenport had 11 points, and Jones added 10 points to the team’s total.

Tykeem Oxendine and Tyson Thompson both scored 12 points for St. Pauls.

The Seaforth (1-0) team will be taking a break until after the Thanksgiving holiday. They will resume play on Nov. 28 with a home match against Eastern Randolph.

On November 24th, St. Pauls (1-1) will play a non-conference match against Goldsboro.