Boys Basketball: Princeton Day 84, Takoma Academy 73

TAKOMA PARK, Md. — Aquille Carr scored a game-high 25 points after sitting out the first quarter to lead the Princeton Day Academy boys basketball team to an 84-73 win over host Takoma Academy on Thursday.

The Tigers took advantage of Carr’s absence early in the game, using their speed and athleticism to counter the Storm’s height advantage in claiming a 14-point lead after eight minutes. Sophomore guard Anthony Tate lead the way for Takoma Academy with eight points in the quarter, aided by six from junior Charles Vines.

Carr’s second-quarter debut was hardly auspicious, as the senior point guard slipped and fell for a turnover seconds after entering the game. The Seton Hall recruit soon found his feet, however, scoring 11 points as the Storm went on a 23-3 run over the last five minutes of the quarter to take a 37-33 halftime lead.

After an evenly-matched third quarter, Princeton Day pulled away in the fourth as they parlayed their front-line height advantage into numerous second- and third-chance baskets. The Storm took a game-high 17-point lead with 1:22 left to play before the Tigers mounted an 11-1 run to make things interesting in the final minute. But Takoma Academy was unable to score again after Tate cut the deficit to seven with less than 15 seconds to play, and four free throws gave Princeton Day their final margin of victory.

Tate finished the game with 24 points and Kendall Hucks added 11 for the Tigers (4-6), who will travel to Pennsylvania for a game against Pine Forge Academy on Saturday.

Robert Morris University recruit Emmanuel Omogbo had 18 points and 20 rebounds for The Storm (15-6), who are next in action Saturday with a road game against Friendship Collegiate Academy.

Princeton Day
10 27 14 33 84
Takoma Academy
24 9 14 26 73
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