St. Pat’s defeats St. Mary’s in TCAL semifinals
The St. Patrick-St. Vincent High boys basketball team defeated St. Mary’s 66-59 Thursday night in the semifinals of the TriCounty Athletic League Rock Division Playoffs.
The Bruins (18-9) advanced to the championship game against Salesian on Saturday. St. Pat’s is 0-2 on the season against the Pride and have lost the last eight meetings between the clubs. Salesian defeated De Anza 73-50 on Thursday night.
On Thursday against St. Mary’s the Bruins were led by Jaden Alexander, who had 23 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Tariq Johnson had 14 points and three rebounds, while Izz Fifita had 11 points and Wilfred Nado added eight points of his own. Esai Contreras had four rebounds.
St. Pat’s has won four of its last five games. The Bruins also went 3-0 against St. Mary’s this season.
The Bruins (18-9) advanced to the championship game against Salesian on Saturday.