The CHSAA held the second round of its Class AA intersectional tournament the last two nights with both Stepinac and Iona Prep advancing. The quarterfinals will be held on Sunday at Fordham University, beginning at 1 p.m.
Check back later for the Iona Prep-St. Francis Prep game story. First, here’s a look at the scores and recaps of the local teams from the second round and the first peak at the schedule for Sunday’s quarterfinals:
CHSAA AA intersectional tournament
Wednesday, at St. Francis Prep:
Archbishop Molloy 70, Fordham Prep 51
Stepinac 73, Holy Cross 64
Thursday, at Christ the King:
Iona Prep 45, St. Francis 36
St. Peter’s 65, Xaverian 59
Stepinac 73, Holy Cross 64: At St. Francis Prep Wednesday night, Naim Thomas had 21 points, six rebounds and four assists for Stepinac, which led by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter. Walter King added 15 points and six rebounds.
Senior Josh James had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists and is now just nine points shy of 1,000 for his career. The Crusaders will play St. Raymond, the New York Archdiocesan champion, on Sunday at 1 at Fordham University in the quarterfinals. The teams split two meetings during the regular season.
Iona Prep 45, St. Francis Prep 36: At Christ the King Thursday, the Gaels held St. Francis to 36 percent shooting and won the rebounding battle 29-22. It helped them survive a 4-for-18 game from 3-point land and a quiet night from leading scorer Matt Ryan, who scored six points.
Isiah Ice led Iona Prep with 13 points. Ryan and Seamus Grogan each had nine rebounds. Tom Capuano chipped in 10 points and five assists and freshman Ty Jerome added nine points off the bench.
The Gaels, who have now won seven of their last nine, will meet Bishop Loughlin at 2:45 Sunday afternoon at Fordham University in the quarterfinals. Loughlin beat Iona 72-56 on Feb. 12.
Sunday, March 3
CHSAA AA intersectional quarterfinals
At Fordham University, Rose Hill Gym:
St. Raymond vs. Stepinac, 1 p.m.
Bishop Loughlin vs. Iona Prep, 2:45 p.m.
Cardinal Hayes vs. Archbishop Molloy, 4:30 p.m.
Christ the King vs. St. Peter’s, 6:15 p.m.