Boys basketball: McLawrence and Angelo shine in Mead's win over Holy Family

Jan. 19—LONGMONT — Mead senior Dominic McLawrence appeared to get stepped on as the result of a tangle-up with an opposing player late Friday night.

The senior remained all smiles afterward. Probably because he'd gotten the better end of things most everywhere else.

McLawrence scored a season-high 23, Matthew Angelo 21, and Mead used 11 straight points from its standout tandem in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat Holy Family, 57-48.

"We try taking over early," McLawrence said of his partnership with Angelo. "But we try and get our team involved early, so during the game they have a feel and have touches. They're shooting and knocking it down. It's not a one-man show."

Inside the fourth quarter of a game in the balance, McLawrence was engaged in a physical matchup with Holy Family's Joseph Portillo. The two bodied each other and jockeyed for position in an entertaining one-on-one battle.

They hit the floor a few times as a result. In one such, McLawrence was called for tripping Portillo as the two were intertwined down on the court. Portillo's shoe appeared to press against McLawrence's chest, and McLawrence's arm looked to be around Portillo's ankle, as they fought to get up.

"It's so much sweeter," McLawrence said of the win after an emotional battle in the fourth.

Mead is at Windsor Tuesday, while Holy Family (9-5, 3-2), led by Caleb Schott's 12 points Friday, is home against Greeley West.