Irish boys earn St. Pat’s High a regional basketball banner

Photo: Kaitlyn Craig

We’re number One! St. Pat’s High School basketball team brought home the Bantam (Benjamin) Div. 2C league banner and the championship banner. The team players and coaches are: (back row) Andy Sanschagrin, Carl Annan, coach Tristan Sanschagrin, Zachary Delaney, Philippe Johnston, Charles-Etienne Drouin, and coach Jonas Pierre; (bottom row): Emile Careau, Charles Sauvageau, Benjamin Craig, Maxim Courteau and Loïc Gunn. (The two younger boys - centre and right - are Loïc’s brothers).      Photo and caption courtesy of Kaitlyn Craig, sister of one of the players.  

The St. Patrick’s High School Fighting Irish capped a successful 2016-17 basketball season when they defeated the Donnacona Diables, 42-34, in the regional Bantam (Benjamin) C2 final, last Saturday, in their home court.

Already regular season champions with a 12-win, two-loss record, the Irish did not have it easy from the get-go.

In the semi-final, the Irish played archrival Quebec High Blazers and won the game, 38-33, in a close battle with the blue and gold. Donnacona made it to the final with a 47-45 victory over Guillaume-Couture.

In the final, the Irish started slowly, trailing the Diables 6-4 after the first quarter but exploded for 21 points in the second quarter and had a 25-13 lead at halftime.

The Diables almost erased a 12-point deficit by reducing the Irish lead to one point early in the fourth quarter, but the Irish stood their ground and brought home the banner from the Quebec-Chaudìère-Appalaches RSEQ region with a 42-34 win.

In the bronze medal game, QHS lost to Guillaume-Couture 52-47.



St. Pat’s boys basketball team brings home the banners  
Submitted by Kaitlyn Craig

Only two games away from an undefeated season, the boys from St. Patrick’s High School’s Fighting Irish Benjamin Division 2C brought home the RSEQ Champions banner along with the Champions of the League banner from the tournament that took place at St. Patrick’s High School on Saturday, April 1.

By passing on their hard-work and determination to the players, the coaches Jonas Pierre and Tristan Sanschagrin were with the boys every step of the way.

Their first game against long-time rivals, the Quebec High School Blazers, was a close call with a final score of 38 to 33 bringing the boys to the final.

The fight for first place was also a tight game against Les Diables de Donnacona but the boys played hard to bring the score up 42 to 34 in order to secure their gold medal.

Congratulations to the teams who gave it their all and played excellent games!