By Phil Anastasia
Oscar Uduma is Bonner-Prendergast’s blue-collar worker, a specialist in defense and dirty work.
The senior swingman handled his usual chores on the Frederico Gymnasium floor on Friday night, lifting three steals, dishing four assists, battling in the paint against Archbishop Ryan’s big men despite a disadvantage in height.
He also kick-started the Friars on their way to a 77-53 victory with a rare display of offensive firepower in the first quarter, scoring 10 points with a pair of three-pointers and two other mid-range shots.
“Just had a good night,” Uduma said after Bonner-Prendergast improved to 15-3 (9-2 in the Philadelphia Catholic League).
Junior guard Malik Edwards led all scorers with 21 for Bonner-Prendergast, which kept pace in its drive to secure a first-round bye and top-four seed in the PCL playoffs, which start the week of Feb. 10.