Sammy Batista led St. Mary's with 16 points in a season opening win over Cathedral Monday. (Item File Photo)

Basketball Roundup: St. Mary’s boys ride hot start to opening night victory

The St. Mary’s boys basketball team came out on fire to start the season, rolling to a 58-43 win over Catholic Central League foe Cathedral on the road Monday evening. The Spartans were all over the Panthers from the jump, leading 21-2 after the first quarter and 34-8 at the half.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve played in a real game, and the guys came out with a ton of energy to start things off,” said St. Mary’s coach Dave Brown. “We did a lot of good things out there, we shared the ball well and knocked down some shots. It was a nice effort to start off the season.

Senior Sammy Batista led the way for the Spartans with 16 points, while junior Ali Barry had 11 points and four rebounds. Sophomore David Brown played well at the point guard position, notching 11 points, seven assis…

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