Posted On: 11/29/19 10:02 AM

St. Francis defeated Cardinal Stritch, 55-52, to open up the regular season on Wednesday.

The game worked as the varsity debut for several intriguing juniors, as both the Cardinals and Knights look to replace several high-level contributors from last season's teams. 

A look at how the personnel for each team fared: 

Cliron Hornbeak (2021) | 6-9 C | Toledo St. Francis
stats: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks

Hornbeak, who turned 16-years-old in mid-September, continues to solidify himself as one of Toledo's most intriguing prospects. 

The large center played with tremendous activity and confidence. Offensively, he doesn't stick in one spot. Rather, Hornbeak operated the entire floor. He freed up shooters with effective screens and constantly looked to post up. On defense, Hornbeak was seen diving on the floor and changing shots at the rim or from deep. 

When he caught the rock, he made simple and efficient moves towards the rim for baby hooks, where his touch was evident. Faced up and made good passes from the elbow. He also finished an and-one in transition via a counter move. Clean stroke at the free throw line. 

Feisal Crumby

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