Spot starter Roemer leads the way for Benet


Spot starter Roemer leads the way for Benet

Friday, Jan. 28, 2011
10:42 p.m.

By Phil Brozynski

James Roemer wont make anybody forget David Sobolewski, but the 6-foot-7-inch senior did a pretty fair impression by filling up the stat sheet to help No. 2 Benet escape Nazareth 57-51 Friday in LaGrange.

Roemer had 12 points, six rebounds and three blocks. Frank Kaminsky had 16 points and seven rebounds while Pat Boyle added 11 points as Benet (22-0, 8-0) defeated Nazareth in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Rooney Student Center.

This is about the third time that I have started for Sobolewski, Roemer said. Frank (Kaminsky) plays guard and Matt (Parisi) does a pretty good job bringing the ball up so Im in there either at the four or five spot. Weve gotten used to (playing without Sobolewski). Even our first game without him we came out strong. Its never been much of a problem.

Benet did have a little trouble with Nazareth (15-5, 5-3) in the second quarter as they fell behind 26-18 on a three-pointer by the Roadrunners A.J. Ryan. But a three-pointer by Kaminsky and another by junior John Enochs off the bench helped the Redwings force a 29-29 tie at the break.

Benet opened the third quarter on a 8-0 run capped by Roemers three-pointer and led by as many as 10 at 46-36 early in the fourth quarter. Nazareth got within 51-47 on a three pointer by Ryan Powers (19 points, seven rebounds) with 2:01 remaining but could get no closer.

For us to win we have to play an almost perfect game, Nazareth coach John Bonk said. Ryan (Powers) is our only real inside presence and against them you have no inside presence. We had to shoot the ball really well. We did some good things but then Roemer comes off the bench and gets 12 points. They have a lot of weapons.

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Honda Road Ahead: Blackhawks look to get back on track to close regular season

Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd break down the Blackhawks' upcoming schedule in the latest edition of the Blackhawks Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.

There are less than two weeks left in the NHL regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff seeding.

The Blackhawks have the best record in the Western Conference with 103 points. The Blackhawks' next two opponents, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, also have 103 points. Washington leads the league with 106 points.

Wednesday the Hawks will travel to Pittsburgh. Two days later they host the Blue Jackets.

After that, the Blackhawks take on the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Boston is in line for one of the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

"There's no easy games from here on out." Konroyd said in the video. "Even teams on the outside, looking in are playing for contracts next year."

Watch the video above to see Boyle and Konroyd discuss the upcoming matchups for the Blackhawks.

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Fast Break Morning Update: Blackhawks lose to Lightning in OT

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