Basketball: Wildwood Catholic falls to Phelps (Md.)


By Phil Anastasia

Wildwood Catholic coach David DeWeese was happy about everything except the outcome.

"I thought we controlled the game," DeWeese said of Wildwood Catholic's 58-51 loss to highly-touted Phelps of Maryland at the American Basketball Classic Saturday at St. Augustine Prep.

Jordan Robertson scored 17 and Eddie McWade added 15 for Wildwood Catholic (5-3).

The Crusaders were undone by an uncharactistically poor performance from the foul line.

"We just couldn't hit a foul shot," DeWeese said. "I don't think many people thought we had a chance against this team but I was very happy with how we played. We just couldn't put the ball in the basket from the foul line."

Phelps, a program that includes fifth-year seniors, was led by 6-8 Terry Larrier, a Virginia Commonwealth recruit.

Wildwood Catholic's three losses have been to No. 2 Atlantic City, Philadelphia Catholic League program La Salle and Phelps.

"We want to be battled tested," DeWeese said. "The past couple years, we got a home game in the Cape-Atlantic League tournament and we've lost.

"We want to play these tougher games and hopefully it will get us ready for the league tournament and also the state tournament."

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