McDevitt finds safety in Marsico’s shooting, ousts Carroll

Bishop McDevitt guard Alex Marsico, here defending Archbishop Carroll’s John Rigsby Tuesday night, came through with solid defense and the decisive 3-pointer in McDevitt’s 62-60 win in the PIAA Class AAA second round. (For Digital First Media/Kirk Neidermyer)

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By Matthew De George

For the first 30 minutes Tuesday night, Alex Marsico seemed destined to influence Bishop McDevitt’s PIAA Class AAA second-round game without the ball in his hands.

But when the rock found the senior guard in the final minute, he rose to the occasion.

Marsico buried the go-ahead 3-pointer with less than a minute to play, putting the Crusaders ahead for good and ending an uncharacteristically error-prone Archbishop Carroll’s season, 62-60, at Garden Spot High School.

The shot was Marsico’s only made basket of the night on just his second attempt. But when Bryce Hall drove the lane and found his progress blocked, he fed Marsico on the left wing to bury a triple in front of the McDevitt bench and put the Crusaders ahead, 56-55.

No matter how much energy he expounded defensively as Ryan Daly’s shadow, he had no problem rising and hitting.

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