The SFS varsity basketball team (#10 seed in the OHSAA D1 Toledo District) knocked off Southview (#5 seed) last Friday 48-34. The Knights avenged their regular season loss to Southview back on January 23rd with a very impressive defensive effort to pull out the victory. The game got off to a slow start with the Knights trailing 7-10 after the 1st quarter. The Knights then went on a 6-0 run to open up the 2nd quarter, giving them a 13-10 lead and never trailed thereafter. After a tip in with 0.2 seconds left in the 3rd quarter by Junior guard Steven McCoy to give the Knights a 30-24 lead going into the 4th quarter, the Knights picked up the intensity on the defensive end. From there the Knights went on a 12-0 run to open up the game and secure a Sectional Title.
The victory advances the Knights to the District Semifinal tomorrow, Tuesday March 2nd, vs Findlay (#3 seed). The game will tip off at 5:30 pm at Central Catholic High School. The two teams faced each other back on January 29th where the Knights fought hard but came up short in a 57-63 home loss. The Knights will look to avenge their regular season loss to Findlay in a highly anticipated District Semifinal matchup.
St. Francis now has an overall record of 8-11. Full season results can be found here.
The full district bracket can be found here.