Trailing entering the fourth quarter for the first time all season, Atholton found itself in need of a spark against host Old Mill in the opening round of the Patriot Holiday Classic on Thursday night.
Senior Michael Bernetti was more than up to the task.
Scoring 21 points over the final eight minutes, giving him a career-high 39 for the game, Bernetti helped the Raiders overtake Old Mill down the stretch for a 73-62 victory.
“After the way we played in the first half, leading by nine points, I knew that we could beat this team. We just had to get back to clamping down on defense, working for good shots and hitting the foul shots when we got them,” Bernetti said. “For...