Cru­saders cap­ture gold


St. Fran­cis School’s Grade 7and-un­der bas­ket­ball team bat­tled its way to gold at the Sub­way In­vi­ta­tional Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment, held in Har­bour Grace Feb. 18-19.

The Cru­saders won gold by de­feat­ing the Bal­ti­more Bron­cos team from Fer­ry­land in a close game on the Satur­day. The Bron­cos were cling­ing to a slim 37-35 lead at half time, but the Cru­saders bounced back in the sec­ond half, tak­ing con­trol of the game to win 56-46.

St. Fran­cis opened its home­court tour­na­ment against Holy Cross, win­ning 49-28. The Cru­saderAs next faced Per­salvic El­e­men­tary from Vic­to­ria and cruised to a 46-26 vic­tory.

It s t h i rd game f e a tured a tougher op­po­nent in Mount Pearl, but the Cru­saders found a way to con­trol play en route to a 44-35 win.

The tour­na­ment ti­tle was the St. Fran­cis team’s sec­ond in a row, fol­low­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion tour­na­ment in Jan­uary where it went un­de­feated in three games.

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