Saturday, December 31, 2016 – Facing Msgr. McClancy in the Championship game of the Msgr. King Tournament LaSalle was was unable to recover from a a slow start and eventually would fall 54-53.
Trailing 38-24 at halftime, the Cardinals would use a renewed defense effort out scoring McClancy 30-13 in the 2nd half. The Cardinals would fall just short at the end, missing key free-throws and getting the potential game winning shot blocked.
The Cardinals were led by Isaiah Allen-Smith (18 points/13 rebs) and James Bouknight (9 points). Both Isaiah and James were named to the All-Tournament Team while Bryce Council (8 points/5 assists) would receive the Inaugural Coaches Award for for his leadership throughout the tournament.
The Cardinals return to action on Tuesday at 6pm for their home opener versus Cathedral Prep.