Fourth in Father Barry

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Ravindu Ranatunga|Plank

This past weekend the Jesuit High School Marauders battled in the 41st Annual Father Barry Classic Basketball tournament.

In their first game, the Marauders cruised to an easy victory with a final score of 73-36 over Xavier Prep High School of Palm Desert, Calif.

This triumph allowed Jesuit to move on in the winners bracket, where they would face much stronger teams. The Marauders struggled against St. Francis of Mountain View Calif., especially due to the fact Jesuit was missing their starting center, junior Malik Duffy.

The game started off with a strong run by St. Francis, which gave them a big lead. Jesuit would fight back, but was not able to make up for their poor performance in the first quarter.

The Marauders efforts would come up short, falling to the St. Francis Lancers by a final score of 67-57.

Next, the Marauders would get to play in the third place game against the  St. Mary’s High School Rams, who Jesuit had previously played in their foundation game earlier this season.

Unfortunately Jesuit was going to have to play without another key player, junior Ethan Pangelinan as he hurt his ankle in the previous game against St. Francis. This game would be hard test for the Marauders without two of their three most prolific offensive players.

St. Mary’s got off to a quick start, and led 19-10 at the end of the first quarter, and Jesuit would need someone to pick it up offensively if they would want to get back into the game. Senior Austin Plaat came up big in the second quarter by hitting four three point shots that helped the Marauders regain the lead 32-28 at halftime.

The Rams however would rally back with a huge third quarter, where they scored 21 points to take the lead back, which St. Mary’s would never give back.

When the final horn sounded the score was 72-61, and the Marauders walked off the court receiving fourth place in the 41st annual Father Barry Classic.