B Division, at Mount St. Michael:
Blessed Sacrament vs. Sacred Heart, 5 p.m.
Cathedral Prep vs. Salsian, 6:30 p.m.
A Division, at Cardinal Spellman:
Cardinal Hayes vs. St. Joe’s by the Sea, 5 p.m.
Stepinac vs. Xavier, 6:30 p.m.
Since I’ll still be at the County Center Tuesday, one of my colleagues will be out at Spellman for the Stepinac game. I’ll have him send me live updates. It is obviously a great opportunity for Stepinac.
Yes, to those who asked, Iona Prep’s season is over after its 78-75 loss to Xavier. (BOX SCORE) I know the Gaels led 22-9 after the first quarter but that lead slipped away to the point where they trailed the entire fourth quarter. Brian Voelkel scored 24 points for Iona, and Jeff Mack added 20.
I have never seen them obviously (has anyone? details?), but was told Xavier is not an overly talented team, just very hard-nosed and very tough. But it is not a team that Stepinac will walk over by any means.
Neither was McClancy. But Stepinac led late and then used six clutch free throws in the final 40 seconds from James Chillemi to seal the victory. (BOX SCORE) Rich Whitten led all scorers with 20 points in the 57-52 victory.
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