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Stingers win Catholic school championship

February 24, 2016   ·   0 Comments

The St. Thomas Aquinas Stingers senior boys basketball team claimed the Simcoe County Catholic High School Championship on Feb. 19, with a 60-44 win over the Saint Joan of Arc Knights. The Stingers will now go on to the Georgian Bay Secondary School Athletics regional championship to be held on Feb. 25,  in the gym at STA.
Photo by Brian Lockhart

By Brian Lockhart
The St. Thomas Aquinas Stingers senior boys basketball team claimed the Simcoe County Catholic Secondary School championship with a 60-44 win over Barrie’s St. Joan of Arc Knights.
The final game took place in the gym at STA on Thursday, Feb. 19.
After taking an early lead, the Stingers went ahead by 14 points leading 31-17 midway in the second quarter.
Staring the second half with a 34-19 lead the Stingers kept up a strong offensive game and managed to extend the lead to 19 points in the fourth quarter.
Although STA is designated as an AA school the Stingers competed at the AAA level this season. Schools can move up in the ratings, but not the other way.
It was a tough game all around with St. Joan putting up a good all around effort but some slick defensive posturing by the STA squad kept them from closing the gap in the scoring.
“We try to hold teams in the lows 40s,” Explains Stingers coach Pat Dooley. “The start is so important and we got off to a good start in this game.”
The Stingers ended the game with the win after managing to lead through the full four quarters.
The STA team will now go on to the GBSSA championship.
That game will be held in the gym at STA on Thursday (Feb. 25).
The tip off is slated for 4 p.m.


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