Salesianum's Charles Parson hits a free throw against Saint Elizabeth

Salesianum's Charles Parson hits a free throw against Saint Elizabeth

Salesianum used a key third quarter run to turn the tables on Saint Elizabeth, handing the Vikings a 51-45 loss for their first setback of the season.

Saint Elizabeth entered at 7-0, while the Sals were just 2-6, but while Salesianum hadn't won many games, they had been in tough games.

They found themselves in an early hole, after the Vikings used a 7-1 run to end the half to go up 23-17 into the locker rooms.

Senior Tyler Tillinghast hit a key three-pointer in that run, while Nasir Brown was 5-for-6 at the line in the second quarter.

The Sals would get a key burst from an unexpected source, as senior Charles Person connected on three field goals in the third quarter, and they would get their first lead at 31-29 with 3:08 to go in the quarter.

The game would be locked 35-35 going into the final quarter, but the Sals had another run, going up 41-37, and having a three-pointer bounce out that could have made it a three-possession game.

Saint Elizabeth could not find the combination to rally, as forward Colin Hockenbrock and guard Nasir Brown fought foul trouble in the second half, with Brown being held scoreless in the final quarter before fouling out with 33 seconds left.

Salesianum's leading scorer caught fire late, as Rasheen Caulk went into the half with just a first quarter free throw to his credit, but he drained eight points in the final stanza to help the Sals maintain their lead.

Caulk and Ethan Hinds both scored 14 points to led the Sals, who got 13 points from Parson.

Salesianum (3-6) will host Sanford on Friday night in a game you'll also hear on WDEL.

Brown's 12 points and Tillinghast's 11 led Saint Elizabeth (7-1). The Vikings get a visit from Christiana on Saturday afternoon.

Saint Elizabeth's loss means only Seaford and Delmarva Christian remain undefeated in Delaware.