Cardinal Newman Cardinals senior boys basketball squad focuses on OFSAA AAA championship bronze

Sports Mar 08, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals senior boys basketball squad has its sights set on Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA championships hardware.

No. 4-ranked Cardinal Newman will battle the No. 3-seeded Pine Ridge Pumas in the OFSAA AAA bronze medal game on March 8 in North Bay. The Cardinals dribbled their way to a provincial third-place finish in 2013.

Assistant coach Andrew Sergi says the squad is doing its best to “refocus” after losing to the No. 1-ranked St. Benedict Saints 42-39 in the semifinal on March 8.

“The loss to St. Benedict was heartbreaking; it’s going to be tough for the entire team to regroup, but that’s what you have to do,” he said, adding the game against the Saints was a heart-fought match that came down to one extra play. “We got to go play another game, do what we can and hopefully, we’ll end our season with a win. We can use our past experiences at OFSAA winning the bronze to call on, to give us a chance to do that.”

Cardinal Newman earned its place in the semifinal after beating the Collingwood Owls 47-42 in the quarter-final on March 7. The Cardinals also defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Rams 56-40 in the second round on March 7 and Vaughan Voyageurs 64-52 in the first round on March 6.

Cardinal Newman garnered its spot at OFSAA after beating the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders 68-53 in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference AAA championship on Feb. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and picking up its second GHAC crown. The Cardinals scored their trip to GHAC after defeating the Cathedral Gaels 60-51 in the city Catholic high school championship on Feb. 21 at McMaster University and winning their fourth high school title. The squad finished atop the standings in regular season action with a 12-0 record.

Cardinal Newman Cardinals senior boys basketball squad focuses on OFSAA AAA championship bronze

Team looks to ‘regroup’ after losing to St. Benedict in semifinal

Sports Mar 08, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals senior boys basketball squad has its sights set on Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA championships hardware.

No. 4-ranked Cardinal Newman will battle the No. 3-seeded Pine Ridge Pumas in the OFSAA AAA bronze medal game on March 8 in North Bay. The Cardinals dribbled their way to a provincial third-place finish in 2013.

Assistant coach Andrew Sergi says the squad is doing its best to “refocus” after losing to the No. 1-ranked St. Benedict Saints 42-39 in the semifinal on March 8.

“The loss to St. Benedict was heartbreaking; it’s going to be tough for the entire team to regroup, but that’s what you have to do,” he said, adding the game against the Saints was a heart-fought match that came down to one extra play. “We got to go play another game, do what we can and hopefully, we’ll end our season with a win. We can use our past experiences at OFSAA winning the bronze to call on, to give us a chance to do that.”

"It’s going to be tough for the entire team to regroup, but that’s what you have to do."

Cardinal Newman earned its place in the semifinal after beating the Collingwood Owls 47-42 in the quarter-final on March 7. The Cardinals also defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Rams 56-40 in the second round on March 7 and Vaughan Voyageurs 64-52 in the first round on March 6.

Cardinal Newman garnered its spot at OFSAA after beating the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders 68-53 in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference AAA championship on Feb. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and picking up its second GHAC crown. The Cardinals scored their trip to GHAC after defeating the Cathedral Gaels 60-51 in the city Catholic high school championship on Feb. 21 at McMaster University and winning their fourth high school title. The squad finished atop the standings in regular season action with a 12-0 record.

Cardinal Newman Cardinals senior boys basketball squad focuses on OFSAA AAA championship bronze

Team looks to ‘regroup’ after losing to St. Benedict in semifinal

Sports Mar 08, 2017 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

The Cardinal Newman Cardinals senior boys basketball squad has its sights set on Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA championships hardware.

No. 4-ranked Cardinal Newman will battle the No. 3-seeded Pine Ridge Pumas in the OFSAA AAA bronze medal game on March 8 in North Bay. The Cardinals dribbled their way to a provincial third-place finish in 2013.

Assistant coach Andrew Sergi says the squad is doing its best to “refocus” after losing to the No. 1-ranked St. Benedict Saints 42-39 in the semifinal on March 8.

“The loss to St. Benedict was heartbreaking; it’s going to be tough for the entire team to regroup, but that’s what you have to do,” he said, adding the game against the Saints was a heart-fought match that came down to one extra play. “We got to go play another game, do what we can and hopefully, we’ll end our season with a win. We can use our past experiences at OFSAA winning the bronze to call on, to give us a chance to do that.”

"It’s going to be tough for the entire team to regroup, but that’s what you have to do."

Cardinal Newman earned its place in the semifinal after beating the Collingwood Owls 47-42 in the quarter-final on March 7. The Cardinals also defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Rams 56-40 in the second round on March 7 and Vaughan Voyageurs 64-52 in the first round on March 6.

Cardinal Newman garnered its spot at OFSAA after beating the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders 68-53 in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference AAA championship on Feb. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and picking up its second GHAC crown. The Cardinals scored their trip to GHAC after defeating the Cathedral Gaels 60-51 in the city Catholic high school championship on Feb. 21 at McMaster University and winning their fourth high school title. The squad finished atop the standings in regular season action with a 12-0 record.