Catholic League boys’ and girls’ basketball title games on tap

Roman Catholic’s Lynn Greer. Photo by Elizabeth Robertson

By Rick O’Brien

Roman Catholic has captured 30 Catholic League basketball championships, including two of the last three. Bonner-Prendergast, meanwhile, last claimed the first-place hardware 30 years ago.

The Cahillites look to add to their already crammed trophy case at Broad and Vine Streets, and the Friars seek to end a lengthy drought when the teams square off for the crown at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Palestra.
On the girls’ side, defending champion Cardinal O’Hara takes on Neumann-Goretti for top honors at the hallowed arena at 6:30 p.m.

After an eight-year dry spell, Roman won back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016. It is making its seventh appearance in the final in the last 13 years.
In the teams’ regular-season meeting six weeks ago, the visiting Friars nipped the Cahillites, 68-66, in overtime.
Matt Griffin’s squad is paced by 6-foot-6 junior wing Seth Lundy, sophomore point guard Lynn Greer, 6-3 senior guard Allen Betrand, and 6-5 junior forward Hakim Hart.

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