Broomall, PA – The semi-final rounds were completed this past Sunday at St. Lukes Greek Orthodox Church. Four teams showed why they’re going to the “BIG CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN” at St. Demetrios, Upper Darby. Two of those teams are from the same church-Holy Trinity of Egg Harbor will have a chance to bring home the league title for both girls and boys. Both teams have been down this road before. Holy Trinities boys and girls have been in and around the championship many time the last few years. Last year the girls were runners-up, while the boys have been hovering around third place.
Their (boys) championship probability has undoubtedly been increased, with the addition of Vasil Stoimenov. However, the returning champs, Elkins Park will have something to say about that taking place. Their speed has kept them at the top of the heap all season long, and they are the returning champs. St. Lukes’ girls will be no less determined to bring home a championship. Just a couple of years ago they were runners up. With hard work, discipline and definitive determination they showed this past week, why they are going to give Holy Trinity (girls) a run for the money.
BREAKDOWN OF LAST WEEKENDS GAMES
St. Lukes 32, Evangelismos (Bustleton) 22 – (GIRLS)
Although they had a slow start, St. Lukes’ determination kept them ahead of Evangelismos the whole game. At some point as much as by 10 points. It didn’t appear that Evangelismos was gelling together today. Tough defense and a bit of late pressing along with a heart felt effort by Stephanie Karalis was more than enough to complete the home turf victory for St. Lukes, who advances to the championship against Holy Trinity in two weeks.
Holy Trinity 18, St. George 12 (GIRLS)
The first match up featured the Holy Trinity (girls) of Egg Harbor who has held on to the 1st place position all year against St. George (girls) of Media, Pa. Several 3 point shots, tough defense and a dominating 1st half, were enough to hold off a late comeback by St. George. Holy Trinity girls will advance to the championship round.
Holy Trinity 42, St. George 34 (BOYS)
The 1st period appeared to be all St. George of Media who shut out Holy Trinity by a score of 10-0. But it was not to be. although the score was close at half time, Holy Trinities Vasil Stoimenov, (possible the league’s biggest player) turned on his talents, dropping 22 points and leading all scorers. Holy Trinity held on to win and advance to the championship round in two weeks against Elkins Park.
Annunciation 46, Evangelismos 39 (BOYS)
Elkins Park showed why it is still the championship team to beat. The returning champs came out running at full speed and held a commanding lead at half time 28-19. There point guards speed and ability to move the ball up and down the court at ease was just too much for the Bustleton boys to stop. There match up with the Holy Trinity boys of Egg Harbor will bring together two teams with a lot of speed and ability to score a lot of points quickly. For all the match ups and action coverage, be sure to check in at Cosmosphilly.com in two weeks.Tomorrow, our video interviews will feature each victorious team that will advance.