Game Recap: St. Vincent-St. Mary vs Pickerington Central

Posted On: 01/3/21 6:27 PM

In a battle between two prominent programs in Ohio Saturday night, the Fighting Irish came away with a promising 68-53 win, proving once again they can compete with any team at any level. Ohio State commit Malaki BranhamMalakiBranham6'5" | SGSt. Vincent-St. Mary | 2021State#26NationOH shined bright during the win, leading the team in scoring as his team maintained a double-digit lead for most of the second half. 

There was a slew of other Irish players making an impact off the bench and with that, their lead stood at 32-19 at halftime. It only grew from there, ultimately getting to more than 20 points throughout the third quarter as the Tigers struggled to get things going offensively all night, especially shooting the deep ball. Devin RoyalDevinRoyal6'6" | SFPickerington Central | 2023StateOH’s 24 points weren’t enough for a Pickerington Central comeback. Here are some of the game’s top performers. 

Top Performers

Malaki BranhamMalakiBranham6'5" | SGSt. Vincent-St. Mary | 2021State#26NationOH | 6-5 Sr | SVSM

There is a reason why Branham is the top-ranked player in his class and he proved that against Pickerington Central. One of the most efficient games I’ve seen from a player this season, Branham just couldn’t miss a mid-range jump shot. He scored 11 of the team’s 32

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