Guarding Adams, who goes around 250 pounds, proved to be a tall task that Jake Burt and Sean Lovett shared. He was deadly under the basket, often putting in second chances.
“Adams is blessed with a great set of hands and has worked hard to get in shape so he can now play almost a whole quarter,” said Knights coach Denis Tobin.
“We treated this one like a tournament game; winning the league tonight was huge. St. John’s cut into our lead a few times, but we have so many guys scoring that if a team gets something going they can’t shut all of them down. We’ve had seven different guys lead our team in scoring this year; that’s how even they are.”
The Eagles cut the deficit to four points midway through the second quarter after Spencer Danforth hit a trey as the hosts trailed by six at the half, 38-32. But Catholic Memorial went on a 12-2 run early in the third quarter to open up a commanding lead.
“They’re so deep they wear you down,” said Dullea. “Santos is a very good defender, and he was on (Kareem) so we used Max Burt at the point at times. Max is mentally tough, and when we needed a big shot he was there (with three treys).”