Todd Rochelle scored 18 points and Latiek Briscoe had 10 to lead St. Francis Prep to a 63-56 win over Bishop Loughlin in a CHSAA B/Q AA clash in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
Baskets by Briscoe and Becir Hot put the Terriers ahead 25-21 at the half, but Loughlin took a 37-36 lead in the third after a 3-pointer by Taj Chiles and a spinning jump hook in the lane by Jalen Flowers.
St. Francis Prep took the lead back at 41-40 after a pull-up by Rochelle, and the Terriers pushed it to 47-43 heading into the fourth quarter after a turn-around by Briscoe and a driving score by Chance Morrish.
A triple by Briscoe gave St. Francis Prep a 51-43 lead, but Loughlin answered with a 10-0 run, pulling in front 53-51 after a 3-pointer by Chiles with 5:05 to play. St. Francis Prep's defense held Loughlin to just 3 points over the final 5:00, and the Terriers closed the game on a 12-3 run.
Chiles scored a game-high 21 points for Loughlin.
St. Francis Prep and Loughlin are both 2-3 in the CHSAA B/Q AA standings. The Terriers have two tough league games on deck, hosting St. Raymond on Sunday and Archbishop Stepinac on Tuesday. St. Raymond came in at number 45 in the most recent Ballislife Fab 50 national rankings, while Stepinac was ranked 19th. Loughlin will visit Molloy (8-3, 1-2) on Sunday and host Mount (7-2, 2-3) on Tuesday.