On March 10, Calvert Hall College High School, Towson, hosted the 48th Annual Monsignor Hugh J. Monaghan Post 736 of the Catholic War Veterans Basketball Championships. According to league administrator Leo Fenzel, each game was exciting with a number of games coming down to the wire.
In the Cub league (fifth grades and below), the School of the Cathedral, Homeland, Green team netted 10 of its 14 foul shot attempts to defeat St. Ursula, Parkville, 24 -19.
St. Ursula’s junior team (sixth graders) turned back a tough St. Pius X, Rodgers Forge, squad 25-19 as Darryle Edwards scored a team-high 17 points.
In the junior varsity (seventh graders) championship game, St. Pius X turned the tables on St. Ursula 37-34. Peter Snarski’s 14 points led St. Pius, while Ben Hupp’s 18 led the gallant St. Ursula quintet. A total of 43 foul shots were attempted with St. Pius X netting 50 percent of their 24 free throws while St. Ursula sunk only eight.
In the fast-paced varsity (eighth graders) finale. St. Ursula prevailed 33-30 over Resurrection-St. Paul, Ellicott City. St. Ursula led by seven points at the half and took an 11-point lead with less that three minutes remaining in the game.
Resurrection came alive down the stretch, draining three consecutive shots from behind the three-point arc but faltered at the free throw line, converting only two of 12 attempts. Resurrection was led by Lucas McCoy who scored nine points while Alex Israel scored eight points.
The champions from St. Ursula were led by Colin Pribula (10 points), Tyler Burton (nine points) and Ryan Stinchcomb (eight points).
The Catholic War Veterans are committed to sponsoring programs to foster Catholic Parish Schools. If you would like to help in these programs, practicing Catholic Veterans should call John Jarosinski, the State Commander, at 410 933-0766.