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Beacon stays unbeaten with 67-43 win over FDA

Benjamin Callahan-Gold scored a game-high 24 points, 15 in the first half, as Beacon remained unbeaten with a 67-43 win over Frederick Douglass Academy in Manhattan on Friday.

The Blue-Demons connected on 12 3-pointers in the game, four by Callahan-Gold, three from Samuel Pohlman and three from Michael O'Brien.

After holding a slim 16-13 advantage late in the first quarter, Beacon used an 18-6 run to build a 34-19 cushion before FDA called for time with 3:01 left in the half.  Callahan-Gold scored 12 of the Blue Demons' 17 second-quarter points, as Beacon took a 36-23 lead into the locker room at the break.

Despite several defensive adjustments from FDA, Beacon continued to work the ball for good shots throughout the second half.

The Blue Demon lead swelled to 20 at 49-29 on a 3-pointer by Pohlman before FDA answered with a buzzer-beating triple from Jonathan Delacruz, making it 49-32 heading into the fourth.

Beacon cruised the rest of the way, notching a quality win over a consistent PSAL A Division contender.

Kobe Daniels led FDA 17 points.  The Lions are now 8-2 in PSAL league play.

Takeaways

Beacon ran an extremely efficient offense with solid ball movement, screens off the ball and touches in the paint. The Blue Demons did not allow FDA's defense to speed them up, despite the Lions changing defensive looks throughout the game. Hot perimeter shooting by Callahan-Gold forced FDA to extend its defense, and Beacon countered by scoring off of drives through the lane and timely back cuts.

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* An earlier version of this article reported Beacon's overall record as 14-0. According to the NYSSWA, Beacon's overall record is 19-0.

  

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