BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM CAPS OFF SEASON WITH SECOND-PLACE FINISH IN STATES
Posted 03/06/2017 09:51AM
CAVALIERS PLACE SECOND IN STATE COMPETITION
On Thursday afternoon, March 23, the Girard College Cavaliers earned second place in the PIAA Class A state basketball competition! The team lost a hard-fought game vs Kennedy Catholic 73-56 in the Giant Center, Hershey, Pa.
This second-place state ranking was the conclusion to an excellent season for a team that was not ranked at all last year. The Cavaliers' 2016-17 season record was 24-9, they came out on top in the Penn-Jersey League and in District 1, and they made it to states for the first time since 2009.
The team is young: the starting five are juniors, sophomores and one freshman. We will see much more from this talented bunch in the future.
Go Cavs! Hail Girard!
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Top: 2016-17 Team Photo; Bottom: Girard coaching team gathers with head coach Clyde Jones, holding the state trophy.