By Will Slover
For the Neumann-Goretti Saints, who are led by five-star point guard and University of Kentucky signee Quade Green, the jury was still out on how they would perform when the 6-foot floor general had an off night.
That “off night,” at least by Green’s standards, came for Green on Tuesday at the hands of Archbishop Carroll, when he was held to just 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting, but still managed to dish out 10 assists.
On a night where Green was constantly bugged by double and triple teams as soon as the ball reached his hands, his supporting cast came through big time to propel the Saints to an 83-71 win in front of a packed home gymnasium in their Philadelphia Catholic League opener.
On Wednesday, Neumann-Goretti’s supporting cast consisted of senior forward and Villanova signee Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, junior guards Noah Warren and Dhymir Montague, and sophomore guard Christian Ings.
The 6-foot-8 Cosby-Roundtree took advantage of Archbishop Carroll’s lack of size underneath as he turned in a monster performance of 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting, 18 rebounds, and six blocks while Warren and Montague scored 16 and 10, respectively.