St. Anthony’s 6-9 senior Terrence Roberts has been on quite a roll for Coach Bob Hurley’s squad. Terrence impressed this weekend in St. Anthony’s 71 – 50 win over Elizabeth at the Battle by the Bay Tournament in Atlantic City NJ. The Syracuse-bound Roberts had 17 points, most on rim-rattling dunks, and 10 boards. Terrence was 8 – 13 from the floor.
Roberts was pleased with the Friars performance. “Offensively we were pushing the ballup-court more and finishing," he said. "Our young guards did a good job of distributing.”
Terrence has stepped up his game recently with the absence of the Friars' other senior starter, 6’3” Obie Nwadike (Central Connecticut State).
Asked if he felt pressure to do more with Nwadike out, Terrence said, “Not just because of Obie missing. I wanted to step up, not just because Obie’s out. Just the fact I needed to pick it up. I didn’t start the season as well as I wanted.”
The athletic big man is pumped about playing for the Orange next season. “I’m definitely excited about going up there," he said. "They’re doing well, although they can pick it up a little. They had a tough loss to Rutgers although they picked it up yesterday.”
Asked about his thoughts on any postseason all star nods, Terrence responded: “It would be nice to make the McDonald’s game or any other game like that, but now I’m just worrying about the season, and winning the championship.”
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