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OíHara plays well for three quarters twice before dropping out of the Holiday Tournament

December 27, 2012

By Brother Richard
 On December 26th, the Archbishop O'Hara High School basketball team played in the American Family Insurance Holiday Basketball Classic at William Jewell and lost to the third seeded team in the Nelson Division, the Fort Osage Indians, 60-49. 
The first quarter put the Celtics pretty far behind by twelve points with a score of 20-8. 
But the team roared back outscoring the Indians 12-4 in the second quarter and only trailed by four at halftime.  Within the third quarter, the Celtics briefly went ahead 25-24 on a basket and free throw by Kyle Baker but never led again. 
Nevertheless the Indians only held a two-point advantage entering the fourth quarter 34-32.  Defenses then broke down and the Indians poured in 26 points with the Celtics answering with 17.  
Kyle Baker was the only O'Hara player in double figures scoring a total of 24 points which included five three-pointers. 
The Indians' top scorers were D'Vante Mosby with 15 and Zach Adams with 17. 
Fort Osage had 25 baskets to O'Hara's 24, but outpointed the Celtics 14 to 7 from the free throw line.
Meanwhile Lee's Summit West won their game with Kansas City Central 82-42; O'Hara thereby played Central in the Consolation bracket.  In the other bracket of play, Pleasant Hill beat Grandview 62-52 while top seeded Blue Springs South won 64-56 in their game with Saint Joseph Central.
For the second day in a row, the Archbishop O'Hara High School basketball team entered the fourth quarter of play in serious contention and was met with an avalanche of points. 
This time it was in the first round in the consolation bracket of the Nelson Division of the Holiday Classic played at William Jewell. 
The Celtics entered the fourth quarter in their game with the Central Blue Eagles down by a single point 36-35, but gave up 24 points while only scoring 11 to drop the game 60-46.
The two squads completed the initial quarter tied at 13 apiece. 
The next ten points in the second quarter were scored by the Eagles who then led 23-13. 
Surprisingly the Celtics rallied with an onrush of points to take a two-point lead 27-25 at halftime!
 Missing some layups and open shots in the third quarter, the O'Hara team fell behind but remained within reach until the disastrous fourth quarter.
Freshman CJ Naudet led the Celtics with 13 points followed by 14 from Kyle Baker, the only senior on the team this year.

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