Father Tolton shuts down Fatima, Improves to 3-0
Father Tolton Catholic used a dominating first half and stifling defense to defeat Fatima 84-35 Thursday night and improve to 3-0 on the season.
With Kansas head coach, Bill Self, and Stanford head coach, Johnny Dawkins, alongside watching, Michael Porter Jr. notched 19 first half points and helped the Trailblazers take a 23–9 lead in the first quarter.
Father Tolton received a defensive boost from Jontay Porter in the second quarter who chipped in 10 points and seven blocks.
“I think his timing is so good on blocked shots,” said Father Tolton head coach Jeremy Osborne. “He’s a really good defender. He’s a rare breed and he can guard all five positions on the floor.”
Father Tolton led 49-16 at the half, but rallied behind the Trailblazer bench after Michael Porter Jr. and Jontay Porter both fouled out midway through the third quarter.
Porter Jr. finished with a game-high 24 points, but Mason Schlotzhauer filled in efficiently off the bench, pacing the second half offense with 20 points. Kenan Brooks added 12 points.
“It’s not just me and my brother,” said Porter Jr. “There’s a lot of other pieces that we have that can really play. Even with me and Jontay on the bench, we can still play.”
The Trailblazers face a quick turnaround and their toughest test of the season thus far on Saturday evening against Christian Brothers College in the Norm Stewart Classic. Tip off is slated for 5 p.m. CST.