The Bishop McNamara 8th grade boys basketball team outlasted a second-quarter surge from visiting Momence for a 50-40 win, notching their first win of season Monday night at St. Martin's in Kankakee.
Bishop Mac came out strong ending the first quarter with a 17-10 lead but Momence battled back with a strong second quarter to cut the Irish lead to four, 27-23 heading into the intermission.
The second half belonged to the Irish, as Mac won each of the next two frames to finish the game with a season-high 50 points. Leading the Irish offensive effort was Nolan Czako with 17 pts, followed by Colton Provost's 15 points. Drew St.Aubin also tallied in double figures with a 12-point night.
Mac plays its next game at St. Martins this Thursday vs Cissna Park at 7pm.