The St. Pat's boys' basketball team had no problem with Maxwell on Thursday in a 61-23 win at the McGahan Activites Center.The Irish (16-1) scored the first five points of the game on a basket by Mark Mayfield and a three-point play by Alex Harms.
The lead expanded to double figures when Mayfield tipped in an alley-oop to make it 15-4 with a little under two minutes left in the first quarter.
Cory Clinch then got a three-point play with 21 seconds left in the quarter to end the 10-0 run for St. Pat's before Marcus Miller hit a three-pointer for Maxwell (2-13) to close the first.
St. Pat's really broke loose in the second quarter as Maxwell only scored two points in the second quarter. It was 32-9 at halftime before the Irish finished the Wildcats off in the second half.
Maxwell 7 2 6 8 - 23
St. Pat's 18 14 21 8 - 61
Maxwell (23)-Marcus Miller 9, Blaker Morrissey 3, Kevin Hancock 9, Zac Miller 2
St. Pat's (61)-Bryce Byrn 5, Drew McClellen 5, Gabe Vyzourek 3, Cory Clinch 11, Andrew O'Neill 7, Alex Harms 6, Mark Mayfield 19, Kobe Lawrence 5
Free Throws: M 1-4, SP 6-9; Three Point Goals: M 2 (M. Miller, Morrissey), SP 7 (Mayfield 3, Byrn, McClellen, Vyzourek, Lawrence)