A Tough Loss; An Incredible Season
Playing in the CHSAA B Championship Game at Fordham University for the 2nd year in a row, La Salle looked to repeat as City Champions for the first time in decades. Playing against rival Regis in a low scoring contest, the Cardinals led 34-30, entering the 4th quarter and tried to withstand a late run by the Raiders that included 4 three-pointers but were unable to regain the lead, falling 44-42.
The Cardinals were led by Korey Williams, who with his short jumper in the 2nd quarter surpassed 1000 points for his career, and finished with 18 points on the day while Josiah Chandler added 14 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds.
While the close loss was tough on the Cardinals, it does not take away from what was an incredible season! This season saw the team net its second consecutive 20-win campaign, finishing 21-3 overall. The Cardinals, who began the season ranked #1 in Class B by the NYS Sportswriters Association, also concluded the regular season with that #1 ranking.
The Cardinals also had 3 individuals honored by CHSAA as Korey Williams was voted League MVP, Josiah Chandler was selected to the “All-League” team and Jerome Pannell was selected as Division B Coach of the Year.
We are all very proud of our team, we celebrate their efforts and accomplishments as we begin to prepare for next season but not before wishing our seniors the best of luck in college and beyond!
Remember… We Are La Salle!