YOUNGSTOWN, OH- It was a special night for Ursuline senior Terrance Pankey after he eclipsed 1,000 career points in the win over Canton Central Catholic. Pankey led the Irish with 20 points with 15 of the 20 points coming in the second half. The Irish had the lead from start to finish in a 57-50 victory to improve to 4-1.
The Irish came out with a defensive mindset holding the Crusaders to just six points. The Irish scored 32 points in the first half to have the lead heading into the halftime up 32-23. In the second half, the Crusaders pushed a late comeback but fell short by 7 points. The magical moment for Terrance Pankey occured late in the fourth quarter when he made a free throw to score 1,000 career points. We were able to catch up with Pankey after the incredible moment:
Behind Pankey was Vinny Flauto who scored 14 points, while knocking down four three-pointers. Geno Lucente also scored 9 points, with all nine coming in the first half. The Irish improve to 4-1 on the season and will travel to Salem on Friday night.