In a highly-anticipated matchup Tuesday night, St. Thomas Aquinas exacted a bit of revenge for a loss on its very own floor to Colonia in last year’s top GMC pod championship game.
The stakes weren’t as high, to be sure, but the third-ranked Trojans got by No. 1 Colonia on the road 64-52, improving their record to 10-0. The Patriots (5-2) have lost two straight.
But don’t tell senior guard Adam Silas the stakes weren’t as high. All he did was pour in a career-best 28 points in an inspired effort. Last year’s game was fresh in his mind,
And then there was the defensive effort Aquinas gave against the Greater Middlesex Conference’s leading scorer, Saivon Pressley. The senior guard was held to just eight points in defeat; Billy Anderson paced the Patriots with 14.
The game was close at halftime, with Aquinas leading by just four points, but Silas’ contributions and a steady defense helped quickly build a double-digit lead the Trojans maintained most of the second half.
Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with St. Thomas Aquinas head coach Bob Turco about the win against Colonia, and the team’s 10-0 start: