HA Classic Celebrates 30 Years – Thursday

The second round of the seventh grade bracket provided excitement from first game to last. In the opener, Holy Angels-White grabbed the early lead as Jake Perez hit from long range to give the host team a 8-5 edge. The Cougars took a 17-11 lead into the locker room. Holy Angels cut into the lead and tied the score at 25-25 with a Jordan Hanson basket. Hanson again scored to give the Royals a 30-27 edge with 2:00 on the clock. The Cougars led 32-30 with less than a minute left in regulation. A Perez steal and assist to Casey Stangl knotted the score at 32-32 with 10 ticks left on the clock. A buzzer beater by Perez rimmed out sending the game into overtime.

In the overtime, Hanson scored first for the Royals and the Cougars countered with two baskets of the own. Hanson’s second basket in the overtime tied the score at 36-36 and it was on to a second OT. St. Kilian handled the ball and pressure down the stretch to post a 41-38 2OT win. The Royals were led by Perez (19 points and five three-pointers) and Hanson (14 points).

In the second game of the evening, Holy Angels-Blue jumped out to a 19-8 halftime margin against St. Boniface, as Brandon Melaney tallied eight of his game-high ten points. The Eagles clawed their way back into the game with a 10-2 third period run. Baskets by Mitchell Rinn and Matthew Rychtik gave Holy Angels a 25-19 cushion with 4:00 remaining. St. Boniface cut the lead to 25-24 with :52 on the clock. In the closing seconds, Boniface took a 26-25 lead. A final Holy Angels shot at the buzzer missed the mark and the Screamin’ Eagles flew off with a come-from-behind victory.

In the championship bracket, St. Francis Borgia held Richfield to four points in the first period while tallying 16 to take an early lead which they never relinquished for a 44-19 win.

The finale featured St. Frances Cabrini and St. Mary’s in a late game. St. Mary’s took a 24-16 lead into the locker room. The Knights fought back in third period to take a 36-28 lead with about a minute remaining. Six unanswered points in the final minute allowed St. Mary’s to tie the score at 36-36 going into the fourth period. The teams struggled to score in the final period until a pair of free throws pushed St. Mary’s ahead 38-36. It would be their last scoring as a three pointer with 2:30 remaining followed by another three point play iced the victory for Cabrini, 43-38.

  • School Grounds
  • Alice in Wonderland School Play
  • Grandparents Day
  • Donald Driver Visit
  • Olympics Day
  • Graduation Photos

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