St. Joseph Overcomes Slow Start to Best Northwood Academy

St. Joseph Central (Huntington, WV) overcame an early first-half deficit of 12 points to score a 74-58 win over Northwood (North Charleston, SC) and advance to the fifth-place game.

Northwood (7-3) built a 30-18 lead with 6:05 remaining in the opening half before the Fighting Irish stormed back with a 19-6 run to close the half.  That run gave St. Joseph (6-2) a 37-36 lead at halftime.

The teams battled to open the second half, with Northwood regaining the lead at 44-43 on Antoinette Davis’ free throw with 11:41 on the clock.  St. Joseph responded by scoring 10 quick unanswered points over the next 1:28 to open a 53-44 cushion.  The run proved to be the spark that the Fighting Irish would need as they went on to win by 16 points, their largest margin of the game.

St. Joseph was led by Mychal Johnson’s 34 points and eight assists.  Johnson connected on 11-of-18 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free throw line.  Griffin Dempsey added 20 points for the Fighting Irish.

Amber Campbell paced Northwood Academy with 31 points on 14-of-18 shooting from the field.

[Box Score]

Dec 28 3:30 PM 2022 BFL Prep (WA)Fort Erie Academy (ON) Dec 18 5:00 PM 2022 Lander 74Wingate University 79 Dec 19 9:30 AM 2022 Bishop O’Connell (VA) 61Socastee (SC) 17 Dec 19 9:30 AM 2022 Marion (SC) 31Myrtle Beach (SC) 23 Dec 19 9:30 AM 2022 Cumberland Valley (PA) 37Paul IV 59 Dec 19 11:15 AM 2022 King’s Fork (VA) 64Keenan (SC) 79 Dec 19 11:15 AM 2022 Military Magnet (SC) 48Westlake (GA) 70 Dec 19 11:15 AM 2022 Orangeburg-Wilkinson (SC) 33Waccamaw (SC) 34 Dec 19 11:30 AM 2022 Crestwood (SC) 57Loris (SC) 38 Dec 19 1:00 PM 2022 Lakeway Christian (TN) 48St. James (SC) 22 Dec 19 1:00 PM 2022 Peachtree Ridge (GA) 36Camden 67 Dec 19 1:00 PM 2022 Brunswick (GA) 50Philip Simmons (SC) 53 Dec 19 1:15 PM 2022 Northside Christian (NC) 28Trinity Collegiate (SC) 41 Dec 19 2:45 PM 2022 First Baptist (SC) 35North Myrtle Beach (SC) 42 Dec 19 2:45 PM 2022 Wilson (SC) 49Socastee (SC) (W) (PI) 54 Dec 19 2:45 PM 2022 Miami Sr (FL) 45Westwood (SC) 25 Dec 19 3:00 PM 2022 Mater Lakes Academy (FL) 30Winter Haven (FL) 57 Dec 19 6:00 PM 2022 UNG 67Wingate University 61 Dec 20 10:00 AM 2022 Myrtle Beach (SC) 26Orangeburg-Wilkinson (SC) 37 Dec 20 10:00 AM 2022 Socastee (SC) 40Military Magnet (SC) 64 Dec 20 10:00 AM 2022 Cumberland Valley (PA) 77King’s Fork (VA) 54 Dec 20 10:00 AM 2022 Loris (SC) 38Northside Christian (NC) 56 Dec 20 11:45 AM 2022 Brunswick (GA) 66First Baptist (SC) 27 Dec 20 11:45 AM 2022 St. James (SC) 30Wilson (SC) 47 Dec 20 11:45 AM 2022 Peachtree Ridge (GA) 40Westwood (SC) 51 Dec 20 11:45 AM 2022 Winter Haven (FL) 67Crestwood (SC) 34 Dec 20 1:30 PM 2022 Marion (SC) 31Waccamaw (SC) 43 Dec 20 1:30 PM 2022 Bishop O’Connell (VA) 55Westlake (GA) 46 Dec 20 1:30 PM 2022 Trinity Collegiate (SC) 61Mater Lakes Academy (FL) 43 Dec 20 3:15 PM 2022 Lakeway Christian (TN) 63Carvers Bay (SC) 39 Dec 20 3:15 PM 2022 Philip Simmons (SC) 33North Myrtle Beach (SC) 31 Dec 20 5:00 PM 2022 Paul IV 48Keenan (SC) 39 Dec 20 6:45 PM 2022 Camden 60Miami Sr (FL) 37 Dec 21 9:00 AM 2022 Myrtle Beach (SC) 33St. James (SC) 30 Dec 21 9:00 AM 2022 Cumberland Valley (PA) 41Westwood (SC) 52 Dec 21 9:00 AM 2022 Socastee (SC) 36First Baptist (SC) 37 Dec 21 10:00 AM 2022 Loris (SC) 35Crestwood (SC) 43 Dec 21 10:45 AM 2022 King’s Fork (VA) 64Peachtree Ridge (GA) 60 Dec 21 10:45 AM 2022 Orangeburg-Wilkinson (SC) 28Wilson (SC) 62 Dec 21 10:45 AM 2022 Bishop O’Connell (VA) 48Philip Simmons (SC) 34 Dec 21 11:45 AM 2022 Northside Christian (NC) 36Mater Lakes Academy (FL) 32 Dec 21 12:30 PM 2022 Marion (SC) 25Carvers Bay (SC) 35 Dec 21 12:30 PM 2022 Military Magnet (SC) 58Brunswick (GA) 66 Dec 21 12:30 PM 2022 Keenan (SC) 59Miami Sr (FL) 56 Dec 21 1:30 PM 2022 Winter Haven (FL) 76Trinity Collegiate (SC) 46 Dec 21 2:15 PM 2022 Waccamaw (SC) 34Lakeway Christian (TN) 42 Dec 21 2:15 PM 2022 Westlake (GA)North Myrtle Beach (SC) Dec 21 2:15 PM 2022 Paul IV 34Camden 48 Dec 27 3:30 PM 2022 Central Pointe (FL) 69J Addison (ON) 62 Dec 27 5:15 PM 2022 Tampa Catholic (FL) 88Myrtle Beach (SC) 51 Dec 27 7:00 PM 2022 Dorman (SC) 65Balboa (CA) 52 Dec 27 8:45 PM 2022 Roman Catholic (PA) 67St. James (SC) 33 Dec 28 1:45 PM 2022 BFL Prep (WA) 32J Addison (ON) 67 Dec 28 3:30 PM 2022 Balboa (CA) 50Fort Erie Academy (ON) 35 Dec 28 5:15 PM 2022 Jonesboro (GA) 50Dorman (SC) 58 Dec 28 7:00 PM 2022 Central Pointe (FL) 46Skills Factory (GA) 60 Dec 28 8:45 PM 2022 George Rogers Clark (KY) 83Socastee (SC) 68 Dec 29 10:15 AM 2022 Myrtle Beach (SC) 38St. James (SC) 67 Dec 29 12:00 PM 2022 BFL Prep (WA) 48Fort Erie Academy (ON) 45 Dec 29 1:45 PM 2022 Jonesboro (GA) 69Socastee (SC) 49 Dec 29 3:30 PM 2022 Skills Factory (GA) 31J Addison (ON) 29 Dec 29 5:15 PM 2022 Tampa Catholic (FL) 38Roman Catholic (PA) 72 Dec 29 7:00 PM 2022 Balboa (CA) 45Central Pointe (FL) 58 Dec 29 8:45 PM 2022 Dorman (SC) 71George Rogers Clark (KY) 62 Dec 30 10:15 AM 2022 Fort Erie Academy (ON) 51Skills Factory (GA) 48 Dec 30 12:00 PM 2022 St. James (SC) 46Jonesboro (GA) 68 Dec 30 1:45 PM 2022 BFL Prep (WA) 39Balboa (CA) 43 Dec 30 3:30 PM 2022 Tampa Catholic (FL) 66George Rogers Clark (KY) 60 Dec 30 5:30 PM 2022 J Addison (ON) 54Central Pointe (FL) 50 Dec 30 7:15 PM 2022 Roman Catholic (PA) 56Dorman (SC) 54