This morning in Perth, the top-ranked Holy Trinity Falcons senior boys basketball team dropped a tightly-contests EOSSAA ‘A’ semifinal 55-52 to the Rideau Lions, dropping HT to the consolation final, where they will square off with league rival St. Lawrence.
The run for the senior boys ‘A’ basketball team from St. Lawrence High School is over, as this morning in Perth the Saints bowed out of EOSSAA with a 64-46 loss to the host Blue Devils.
The Saints went 1-1 in round-robin play yesterday, losing to the Rideau DHS Lions 58-38 before beating the St. Josephs (Renfrew) High School Jaguars in a nail-biter, 71-70.
The record was enough to give St. Lawrence second place in their pool and a berth in the semis today. The Saints were seeded fourth at the tournament, following their SD&G runner-up finish to the Holy Trinity CSS Falcons.
Perth, with the win, advances to the EOSSAA championship match later today, while the Saints will play in the consolation final.
Holy Trinity’s senior boys basketball team, the top seed at EOSSAA in Perth, has qualified for day two playoff action and will face the Rideau DHS Lions in one semifinal on February 26. The other semi will feature St. Lawrence and the host Perth DCI Blue Devils.
The Saints, the SD&G runners-up to the Falcons, were ranked fourth heading into this tournament. St. Lawrence went 1-1 in round-robin play, losing to Rideau 58-38 and edging St. Josephs (Renfrew) 71-70.
Holy Trinity also opened with a round-robin loss, beaten 67-50 by Perth. The score in their game versus Ernestown, a win, was not available.
The Falcons won their earlier match, prevailing 64-50 to go one and one in round-robin action.
Meanwhile, the host St. Lawrence Saints are playing their second game of the tournament now, versus St. Joseph’s (Renfrew). A win would make them 1-1 as well, as the Saints were outgunned in their opener 79-18 by Almonte, which also won against St. Joseph’s, 66-48, to secure top spot in Pool 2 and a berth in the EOSSAA championship match, at 6 p.m.
Fresh of their SD&G championships, Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School’s boys basketball teams, senior and junior, are competing today at EOSSAA.
As I previously reported, the senior Falcons are seeded first at the tournament in Perth. The round-robin portion of the tourney is underway, with Holy Trinity dropping the opening game to the host PDCI team 67-50. Cornwall’s St. Lawrence Saints, the SD&G runners-up, are also at the competition, seeded fourth. The top two teams in each pool advance to day two action tomorrow.
The junior EOSSAA tournament is a one-day event being hosted today by St. Lawrence, in Cornwall. As reported in this earlier post, the SDGAA-champion Falcons are seeded first, having beaten the Saint in the S&G title match last week, at Holy Trinity.
As of this posting, two games are already in the books, with the Saints falling to Almonte 79-18 in the opener, while the Falcons topped Earnestown 64-50 in their first game.
Online viewing is available here. HT’s next match is set for a 1:30 p.m. tip-off, with St. Lawrence following at 3 p.m.
The top team from each pool will play for the EOSSAA championship, starting at approximately 6 p.m.
St. Lawrence High School is located at 1450 Second Street East, in Cornwall.
With its 12-0 SDGAA league record, from regular-season and playoff action, it probably isn’t a surprise that the Holy Trinity Falcons senior boys basketball team has been seeded first for the upcoming EOSSAA tournament in Perth.
The Falcons beat St. Lawrence in the SD&G final last week to take the league championship. (For more on that, as well as HT’s junior team triumph, please see this previous post.)
The senior Saints have also been invited to EOSSAA, afforded a wildcard spot since the Prescott-Russell association has cancelled all league sports and, thus, is not participating. St. Lawrence is seeded fourth. Note, the St. Joseph’s school participating is not the one from Cornwall, but rather from Renfrew.
The top-seeded high school boys basketball teams from SDGAA regular-season action lived up to their record in the playoffs, as the junior and senior squads from Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School captured their respective championships.
In both cases, the St. Lawrence Saints were runners-up, with the senior final going into the books as a 58-46 decision, while the junior Falcons prevailed 38-33.
Semifinal final play at the February 18 tournament which Holy Trinity hosted saw the Falcons dispatch the Glengarry Gaels, in both junior and senior action, while the respective squads from St. Lawrence dispatched teams from Heritage.
Holy Trinity and St. Lawrence were one-two in league standings this season, senior and junior. The senior Falcons remained unbeaten and are now 12-0 in SD&G action, including the regular season and playoffs.
Cornwall’s St. Lawrence High School is hosting the junior boys ‘A’ EOSSAA tournament on February 25, and both the Saints and Falcons will be there, with the latter the top seed.
Senior boys ‘A basketball EOSSAA is booked for Perth on February 25 and 26. Holy Trinity is expected to be a top-three seed.