A tough afternoon...
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton played Holy Spirit in the semi-final game. With SEAs leading 18 to 12 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the bench gave up four quick points to open the period.
From there, things went downhill. One of the referees seemed to be calling a slightly different game than the other officials we have seen during the tournament. The Eagles got into the bonus and Holy Spirit got to the free throw line and made their free throws.
Combined with the Eagles going 1 for 7 from the field in the fourth quarter, Holy Spirit won the game by the score of 24 to 20. In an interesting twist of fate, SEAs will face Holy Spirit next Saturday in the regular league game.
Jack played 19 minutes of the 24 minute game. He was 2 for 7 from the field for 4 points. He added three rebounds and one steal. Jack also had one turnover.
Jack seemed very flat during the game. Poking at him afterwards, it seems that he is a little dinged up with a sore ankle and hamstring.
SEAs then played St. Mels in the 3rd place game. The coaches made a decision to start the bench for this game and I think that this strategy came back to bite the team a little. The Eagles fell behind 8 to 0 in the first three minutes with the team on the floor going 0 for 8 from the field.
Joe, Jack and Jake came into the game with 3 minutes left in the first quarter. Joe got 6 points and Jack added 2 more to make the score 12 to 8 at the end of the first quarter. Nevertheless, it seemed like the Eagles were fighting uphill the rest of the game.
With SEAs turning the ball over 6 times in the fourth quarter, St. Mels won the game by the score of 39 to 36.
St. Mels got a great game from their center, while the two SEAs centers went a combined 0 for 3 from the field. In the two games on Sunday, the two SEAs centers went a combined 1 for 9 from the field.
Jack seemed stronger in the second game. Playing 16 of the 24 minutes, he was 3 for 9 from the field for 6 points. Jack added two assists and two steals with one turnover.