On Friday night, senior guard Connor McKim took the Tigers to their biggest win of the season.
McKim scored 13 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to propel St. X to a 55-48 upset victory over Trinity at Broadbent Arena. In coming back from a nine-point deficit, the Tigers beat their archrival on the basketball court for the first time in nearly three years.
Early on, it looked as if the Shamrocks (13-3), the No. 4 team in The Courier-Journalâ€™s Litkenhous Ratings, would continue their dominance over the Tigers. They scored seven of their first nine points in the second quarter thanks to their offensive rebounding. Slowly throughout the course of the game, the tide started to turn in favor of St. X.
The game would remain back-and-forth for most of the second half until Austin Brian put back a McKim miss at the third quarter buzzer to tie the game 36-36. Olsen, who finished with 10 points, scored two layups in the first 1:16 of the fourth quarter to give St. X the lead for good, ending the game with the score of 55-48.
Photos by DAMON ATHERTON | Contributing Photographer