NEWARK — It was a high school game that featured about 10 future Division 1 players and two McDonald’s All-American finalists.
But in the end, Syracuse signee Tyler Ennis and uncommitted sophomore Isaiah Briscoe led St. Benedict’s, ranked No. 5 nationally by USA Today, to a convincing 77-62 victory over Cincinnati commit Jermaine Lawrence and Pope John XXIII.
With Syracuse assistant Adrian Autry watching, Briscoe went for a game-high 24 points and Ennis scored 21 as St. Benedict’s improved to 21-1.
“I think I played [well],” Briscoe said. “Me and Tyler, I definitely think we took over the game when we needed to.”