Saints win 30th Annual Saints Invitational beating Cathedral 55-48. Saints beat Our Lady of Lourdes,Glenview and Eastwood on way to final. pic.twitter.com/avXjeLJ3eE— St. Benedict Bball (@SBCSSBasketball) January 14, 2018
Now that's an impressive turnaround.
The St. Benedict Saints, a team that looked pretty ordinary at the start of the District 8 senior boys basketball league schedule, are suddenly the hottest team in Waterloo Region.
The Saints, who defeated WCSSAA front-runners Eastwood and Glenview Park on Saturday at the Saints Invitational, continued their winning ways Wednesday afternoon with a 55-51 win over the previously undefeated St. Mary's Eagles in District 8 play.
Jake Polski, who was named MVP of the Saints Invitational as the hosts won for the third straight year, posted 25 points against the Eagles in a road victory.
St. Mary's defeated St. Benedict by 15 points in their first meeting, two days after the Saints fell to the Resurrection Phoenix by two points.
Huge props to Saints bench boss John Malnerich and his coaching staff for pointing the Saints in the right direction. The Saints have now won 17 consecutive games in all competitions.
Games will matter most after the two-week exam break and it would be foolish to bet against Bennies.
There's a good possibility a pair of undefeated teams will meet in the championship game of WCSSAA junior boys basketball league.
The Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders and Huron Heights Huskies lead the league with identical 10-0 records and are not scheduled to meet each other during the regular season.
Both teams have two games remaining and have already secured spots in the quarter-final round of the playoffs on Feb. 13. If both teams continue their winning ways, they'll meet for the WCSSAA championship on Feb. 20.