Jays Fall in Pivotal Game to Tigers, 47-41
Holy Cross outscored Jesuit 20-3 in the fourth quarter and upset the Blue Jays 47-41 in a District 9 5-A game at Holy Cross on Friday night. The Jays (14-8, 5-4) entered the week ranked No.13 in the unofficial 5-A power rankings and this loss will likely impact their seeding for the upcoming state playoffs.
The Jays had a healthy 11-point lead entering the final period but Holy Cross got hot late, scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter to rally to an improbable comeback.
In contrast, Jesuit, which handily won the first meeting between the two teams, made only one field goal in the fourth period. The Jays were led by senior Foster Moreau who finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 40 seconds to play. Senior Trey LaForge added 10.
Next up for the Jays is a Thursday night showdown (Feb. 19) on the westbank against Archbishop Shaw. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. Shaw enters that game with one win over Brother Martin in district 9 5-A.
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