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January 27, 2014

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“The play was for the two or the three, I had to read it off the pick and I saw my guy was trailing,” explained Burt. “It looked good, but it didn’t go down.”

St. John’s Prep actually led by as many as seven in the third quarter and even took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter before a pair of 3-pointers from James gave Wellesley the lead.

It was a common theme in the matinee matchup as the Eagles looked as if they were going to pull away a few different times, but the Raiders were able to stay within striking distance.

“I think three or four times we had a five or seven-point lead with possession of the ball and we could never pull away,” said Dullea, who credited Wellseley’s defense for forcing 20 turnovers and holding the Eagles to a poor shooting night.

“Give that credit to Wellesley. They made the plays, made the shots and got the stops. We didn’t make plays to extend the lead when we had it.”

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