Roman's Garner scores 1,000th point in win over St. Joe's Prep

Shep Garner ended the suspense in the chase for his personal milestone early. Securing an important Catholic League boys' basketball victory took a bit longer Sunday.

The junior guard scored his 1,000th point on a wing three-pointer early in the first quarter, and Roman Catholic went on to hold off visiting St. Joe's Prep, 62-58. Garner scored 14 points.

The Cahilites (15-5 overall, 10-1 Catholic) broke open a tied game in the second quarter with a 17-9 surge. Rashann London scored eight of his 21 in the period.

St. Joe's Prep (16-4, 9-2) cut the lead to three with about five seconds remaining, but missed a potentially game-tying three-pointer. Roman's Matt Simon hit a free throw at the other end to seal it.

Manny Taylor added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Roman. London went 11 for 13 from the foul line.

Notre Dame-bound Stephen Vasturia led the Prep with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Clover added 14, and Miles Overton had 13.