SouthtownStar: Boys Basketball| St. Rita trips De La Salle

Playing at De La Salle in December, Tony Hicks’ 31 points helped St. Rita pull out a double-overtime thriller. In Friday night’s rematch, Hicks had some help in the backcourt. Cullen Foulks came through with a huge fourth quarter to help host St. Rita to a 60-46 win in the Catholic League North.

Foulks scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth period.

“The coaches always tell us to step up when we can,” Foulks said. “I had to step up because Tony can’t do all the scoring.”

Hicks led No. 8 St. Rita (12-8, 8-1) with 17 points, while Dominique Matthews scored 12. With four conference games left, the Mustangs control their own destiny in search of the program’s first Catholic League title since 2003.

Marcus White (18 points) and Gavin Shilling (12) paced De La Salle (14-4, 5-3).

Trailing 37-31 but charging fast, De La Salle looked poised to mount a comeback when Foulks came to life. Having scored just four points through three quarters, Foulks drilled two free throws and added a three-point play on an acrobatic layup. Hicks also had a three-point play as part of St. Rita’s 11-0 run that helped the Mustangs regain control.  Read Full Story