Wilmington, DE – It was a double dosage of Holy Trinity (Egg Harbor), as the boys and girls teams came into town and claimed both matchups. The South Jersey teams made a stand for the playoffs and arguable the championship with their decisive wins. The boys’ team moved from fourth to third place in the standings, while the girls continue on their march undefeated for the year, with a record of 6-0.
St. George 36, St Luke 27 (Girls)
Game one featured St. George (M) and St Luke (BR). The two teams were separated by one game at the 2nd and 3rd place spots in the league. St. George Media came out strong and went up early. By halftime, St. George sat on an eight-point lead at 22 to 14. But St. Luke put on a ferocious comeback in the third quarter and got to within one point. St. George got their second wind late in the game and completely dominated the final quarter outscoring St. Luke 10-2. The victory for St. George pushes them over St. Luke into the second place spot.
St. Luke 2, St. George 0 (Boys)
Game two was a forfeit. The newly introduced league “double header game days” has apparently taken a toll on teams and their coaches. Many teams are complaining about having to play two games in one day, some even, back to back. They are opting to forfeit. Apparently, our young athletes are experiences excessive injuries and or cramps that are affecting gameplay. Scheduling around archdiocese/parish events has apparently thrown the weekly league out of rhythm and potentially created a hazardous situation for players. On this occasion, the St. George (M) boys decided that they would play in the latter game of their doubleheader. Unfortunately for St. George (M) they came away with two losses and now find themselves just one spot out of the last place.
Holy Trinity (EH) 54, St. George (M) 33 (Girls)
Their simply unstoppable. The Holy Trinity (EH) girls are on a path to the championship and I don’t see who or what can stop them. Trinity met up with a very good St. George (M) girls team and marched all over them from start to finish. Marianna Papazoglou and Samantha Rhodes combined for 34 of their team’s points. Their shooting ability from the perimeter, as well as their baseline, drives opened up the lanes for Papazoglou who poured it on early in the game. The victory leaves them far out, ahead of all the rest as their command of the league appears imminent.
Holy Trinity (EH) 53, St. George (M) 43 (Boys)
A tough day for St. George (M) who appears to be slipping week after week. It’s four losses in two weeks, both scheduled as “double headers.” That’s not to take anything away from Holy Trinity (EH), who played a great game against St. George. The battle found both teams just a basket or two apart throughout the afternoon. But the combined effort of Trinity’s Alexi Paraskevas around the perimeter and Saki Mertis battling inside the paint gave these boys a hard fought and deserving victory over St. George (M). The victory puts Holy Trinity (EH) into third place and improves their record to 4-3.