Boys Basketball Ends Regular Season With Win over Concord

"Archmere turned defense into offense over and over in the first half, opening up a lead at Concord, and the Auks closed out the regular season with a 49-31 win over the Raiders on February 21." The last regular season game for the boys basketball team was on the road, and they made sure it was a win.
With the score tied at 4, senior Chris Albero picked off a midcourt pass and went in for a layup. After a Concord timeout, junior P.J. Blessington took his turn. He stepped in front of a pass and converted that into a twisting layup. Junior Matt McCarthy beat the buzzer with Archmere’s lone three to make it 14-8 after a quarter.

"The Auks extended the lead to 12 in the first three minutes of the second half. McCarthy got two high-percentage points after a steal, and after grabbing Concord’s inbounds pass, Albero drained a mid-range baseline jumper. When given the chance to set up their offense, the Auks kept the ball on the perimeter until a lane opened up, and they scored most of their points down low."

Matt McCarthy '24 recorded 25 points while Chris Albero '23 added 14. Archmere (13-7) finished the regular season with six wins in their final seven games and awaits their spot in the tournament bracket.

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Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.