Saturday, January 8, 2005
By Jason Brown
The Hermits continues to demonstrate how to play good basketball at the start of this season and it shows with their winning record and rankings. With a very good offensive attack and solid defense, the Hermits have gotten a lot of high school basketball fans’ attention with their 7-0 start. Their latest victory was against Bridgeton who had watched the Hermits break this game open in the second quarter. Anthony Farmer led St. Augustine with 22 points and the Hermits rolled on for the 77-57 victory.
This Cape-Atlantic Conference National Division I game started out with both teams executing their game plan with some success. The Hermits opened up an eight point first quarter lead, but it was Farmer’s play during the second quarter and that swarming defense that pushed St. Augustine into a double digit lead. Along with Farmer, Dan Anderson was able to knock down the three pointer and the Hermits twenty-five point quarter expanded their advantage to 44-20 at the break.
The second half of this game found the Bulldogs able to match basket for basket, but that wouldn’t be enough to cut into their opponents lead. Charles Clark would finish with a game high 22 points for Bridgeton, Lee Frazier added 11 points while Antoine Holmes finished with 12 points. St. Augustine received 10 points from Jarrod Frasier, Jon White also added 10 points to go along with Anthony Farmer’s game high 22 points.