Chris Ledlum scored 37 points, 21 in the second half, as St. Peter's rolled to a 95-80 win over All Hallows in the Bronx on Saturday. The Eagles opened the game up in the second quarter, compliments of Jordan Fox, who rattled off 13 straight points on four 3-pointers, one of which resulted in a four point play.
Ledlum scored 10 in the opening frame, as the Eagles controlled the backboards early and jumped out to a 25-18 lead at the end of the first.
Fox's 4-point play with 4:23 left in the half gave St. Peter's a 38-23 lead, and the Eagles stretched it to 49-29 at the intermission, with Ledlum (6) and Jamal Achille (5) scoring the Eagles' remaining 11 points in the second quarter.
Ledlum scored another 10 in the third, as St. Peter's continued to have its way on the offensive glass and in the paint, holding a 67-45 lead after three.
After scoring just 45 points through the first three quarters, All Hallows put up 35 in the fourth, mounting a comeback that simply started too late. Behind Nicholas Johnson, who scored 19 points in the final eight minutes, All Hallows chipped away late, but would get no closer than 91-80 after Johnson's bucket with 29.7 ticks left.
Ledlum put the icing on the cake with a run-out windmill dunk in the closing seconds, sealing an impressive 95-80 road win for St. Peter's. In addition to Ledlum's 37, Fox finished with 23 and Chris Clancy had 19 for St. Peter's. Johnson finished with 26 points and Donald Hartley had 17 for All Hallows.
The Eagles improved to 9-3 overall, while All Hallows fell to 4-7 overall, 2-6 in grueling CHSAA league play.
This run-out dunk in the closing seconds was the exclamation point on a 37 point performance by Chris Ledlum, leading St. Peter's to an impressive 95-80 road win over All Hallows in the Bronx this afternoon. @STP_Basketball #HSBB #nycbasketball pic.twitter.com/fvcevAniL2— HS Box Scores NYC (@hsboxscoresnyc) January 6, 2018
St. Peter's was sharp on offense from the opening tip and was extremely active on the offensive glass. Fox's perimeter spurt in the second quarter put All Hallows so far behind they were forced to press the rest of the way. The Eagles were able to find Ledlum in the frontcourt throughout the third quarter, essentially trading baskets with the Gaels. Behind Johnson, All Hallows finally started to click on offense in the fourth, but there was way too much ground to make up by then.
With Ledlum and Fox, add St. Peter's to an already lengthy list of talented teams in the CHSAA that are capable of making a run in March. All Hallows did not look like a team capable of beating Archbishop Molloy (which they did a little over a week ago) until the fourth quarter.
St. Peter's will host Staten Island foe and defending CHSAA A Division Champs Monsignor Farrell next Friday night, while All Hallows will travel to Long Island to take on Brentwood in a non-league tilt on a neutral court (Adelphi University) on Sunday.