Thirteenth-ranked St. Albans swamped Bulls, 87-40, yesterday in an Interstate Athletic Conference contest at St. Albans.
In preparing for their showdown with eighth-rated league foe Georgetown Prep Friday, St. Albans, now 10-1 and a loser only to Hayfield in Christmas tournament play, held Bullis scoreless until 4:12 remained in the first quarter. Albans led 11-0, by that time.
When the St. Albans press wasn't causing turnovers, its collapsing defense caused Bullis players to attempt low-percentage shots.
Bullis converted just one field goal in six attempt sand found itself hopelessly behind, 26-5, after the first quarter due to St. Albans intense defense, coupled with eight tourovers and some key traveling offenses and offensive fouls.
The game was so lopsided that St. Albans started the second quarter with a full second string and had its entire 13-man squad into the game before halftime. All but two of St. Albans players eventually scored.
Butch Hill land substitute Ray Brown scored 11 point each to len six St. Albans players in double figures.
The smaller Bullis squad tried valiantly to overcome its ball-handling problems and finesse limitations, but could score on successive possessions only seven times. This was too little when the opposition committed only 14 turnovers and converted 38 of 70 field-goal attempts.
John Neills 10 points was high for Bullis, which fell to 1-10.
In another IAC encounter, guard Clark New scored nine points in the fourth quarter, five on free throws, to help St. Stephen's turn back Sidwell Friends, 66-62, at St. Stephen's. New finished with 18 points. Friends' guard Dan Rather led all scorers with 20 points before fouling out with 3:45 to play.
Georgetown, Prep's Jim Corcoran scored 15 of his 22 points in the opening half as the Little Hoyas raced to an 11-point halftime lead and whipped Landon, 79-52, at Prep. Forward Mike Mulquin tossed in 12 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for Georgetown Prep.
Pallotti's Hugh Bennett scored eight of his game-high 26 points in the second quarter as the Panthers overcame a two-point first quarter deficit and downed Ascension, 75-69, at Ascension. Guard Danny Futrell and forward Mike Conley had 24 points each for Ascension.