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Loyola Hawks Three-Peats as Halton Champs

Published by on February 23, 2011

The Loyola Hawks defeated the Holy Trinity Titans last night in the Halton Championship held at Sheridan College oakville campus. The final score was 60-36 as the Hawks cruised to an easy win in front of a sell-out crowd of both Hawk and Titan supporters.

High Scorers were Rohan Boney of Loyola with 18pts, 10 boards and Paul Bray of Holy Trinity with 12pts, all 12 of which came in the first quarter off 4 consecutive 3 pointers. The game started out very sloppy as the players let their nerves get to them, but Bray came out firing on all cylinders as he hit 4 consecutive 3′s to give his Titans an early 14-8 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter saw the Hawks more poised and controlled as they used a 21-8 2nd quarter to take a 29-22 halftime lead.

The second half saw Loyola’s experience and talent take over as Senior Adam Presutti and top junior guard Rohan Boney continued to make tough baskets. Loyola took a nice comfortable 11 pt lead into the 4th and simply outmatched Holy Trinity on both ends of the floor. Between ball movement, spacing, rebounding and just flat out scoring, Loyola cruised to the 60-36 victory. Must noted, Loyola’s victory came without the services of starting PG Mike Lafricain as he was suspended from school at the end of last week.

Loyola will welcome Lafricain back to the line-up for next Monday’s GHAC OFSAA Qualifying game as they take on the finalist of the Hamilton Catholic Championship held on Thursday between the Cathedral Gaels and the St. Thomas More Knights. The winner of this contest will meet Holy Trinity on Monday as well.

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