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Benedictine opened the game with a 10-0 run and came away with a 57-55 win over John Marshall despite falling behind briefly in the fourth quarter. Robert Johnson led the way with 17 points and six assists for the Benedictine who improved to 21-2 on the season.
The Cadets led by as much as 14 after two free throws by LG Gill gave the Cadets a 30-14 just before halftime. Johnson had 13 of his 17 points in the first half as the Cadets built a 32-24 lead.
The Justices made a run in the fourth quarter and opened the 4th quarter with a 14-4 run. Senior Brian White converted a conventional 3-point play and Gee Dean-McBride followed with a 3-pointer to reduce the margin to 49-45. After a jumper by Robert Johnson, John Marshall scored eight straight points and took the lead on a basket from sophomore Jay Broadus with 3:15 remaining.
However that would be the Justices final basket as Benedictine scored the next six points including a layup by Nick Gorski with 23 seconds remaining that put the Cadets up by four.
Gee Dean-McBride was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 0.01 remaining and made the first two but his attempt to missed the final shot on purpose for a tip-in did not work.
Stats courtesy of StatsVa
Dean-McBride -- 16 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts, 3 stls
White -- 16 pts, 5 rebs
Brodus -- 8 pts, 3-5 FG's
Williams --7 pts, 3-4 FG's
Johnson -- 17 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts, 5 stls
LG Gill -- 12 pts, 5 rebs
Coppola -- 11 pts, 4 asts, 3 stls
Gorski -- 6 pts, 11 rebs, 3 blks
Staff writer Will Garlick covers high school sports for VirginiaPreps. You can reach him via email at email@example.com or via Facebook
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