Playing the first triple header of the 2016-2017 Basketball season on Friday evening, La Salle would win 2 of 3 non-league games versus cross-town rival Xavier High School.
Freshman Fall to Xavier 59-45
A back & forth game throughout, the young Cardinals would have 5 point halftime lead before a late run in the fourth quarter would allow the visitors to take and maintain the lead down the stretch. The Cardinals were led by Theo Noble(20 points) and Christopher Paulino(14 points).
The Freshmen return to action today as they travel to Somers, NY with the JV for a double-header at Kennedy Catholic.
JV defeats Xavier 59-47
The JV Cardinals would use a strong defensive effort, leading from the opening tip until the final buzzer to secure the non-league victory. The Cardinals were led by James Felton(20 points) and Jaden Ault(14 points).
The JV return to action today as they travel to Somers, NY with the Freshmen for a double-header at Kennedy Catholic.
Varsity finishes strong for a 57-38 victory
The Varsity used a late run to secure the victory over Xavier 57-38 on Friday evening. Trailing 13-10 after the first quarter, the team would use a 16- 2nd quarter run to take a 26-19 halftime advantage. Playing a mostly even third quarter, Xavier would make a brief run in the fourth quarter to shrink the Cardinals lead to 3 points with less than 4 minutes remaining in the game. The Cardinals would outscore the visitors by 16 points over the final 4 minutes to secure the victory.
Isaiah Allen-Smith(16 points/9rebs), James Bouknight(14 points/5stls), Reggie Outlaw (12points/6rebs) and Korey Williams(10points/4stls) led the way for the Cardinals. The Varsity returns to action on Tuesday at home vs. Sacred Heart in a battle for 1st place in the CHSAA B Division.