Great Season for La Salle Basketball
The Freshman, led by alum Jamaal Smith, overcame key losses of going into the playoffs was still able to advance to the Freshman City Championship, looking to secure LaSalle’s first Frosh City Championship since 1965. A deep squad, the Freshman would finish tied for 1st place in the division going into the playoffs. Although the Freshmen would fall to Regis in the City Championship and endure a tough loss, it was an incredible season as the team finished 12-9 and this class leaves us with much hope for the future of the program.
The Junior Varsity team had a very good year, led by alum & year Coach Steven Cruz. Finishing the season off at 14-10 & third place in the division, the JV squad had a well-balanced roster that included 4 freshman and made a run to the city semi-finals. Despite falling to Regis in the semi-finals, the JV showed great resolve, showing the hard work and dedication necessary to continue to grow and develop.
The Varsity team enjoyed a bounce back season improving on the previous year’s mark of 5-17 with a 15-10 overall mark under the guidance of 1st year Head Coach Jerome Pannell. Led by Seniors Brian Bass and Stephon Riley, the Varsity finished 3rd in the division, eventually falling to Salesian High School in the City semi-finals. The Varsity spent the vast majority of the season in 1st or 2nd place in the Division and began the process of establishing a new foundation for LaSalle Basketball. While the loss was disappointing, the Cardinals are poised for the future, returning 4 of the top 6 players.
Seniors Brian Bass & Stephon Riley as well as Sophomore Reggie Outlaw for being voted to the CHSAA ‘B’ All League Team
Senior Brian Bass has been selected to represent the CHSAA in the 2015 Mayor’s Cup. Brian is one of 14 senior players selected from the entire CHSAA, regardless of League classification(AA, A, B).
|Post Season Awards|
|Brian Bass||CHSAA ‘B’ All League Selection; 2015 Mayors Cup Selection|
|Stephon Riley||CHSAA ‘B’ All League Selection|
|Reggie Outlaw||CHSAA ‘B’ All League Selection|
|Jerome Pannell||CHSAA ‘B’ Coach of the Year|