Defending their home court, Lourdes made a statement in its opening game of the tournament, taking down John Jay-East Fishkill, 78-65.
It was a high-scoring affair that started with Lourdes holding a 16-14 lead six minutes into the game. The Warriors ended the first quarter on an 9-0 and then extended their lead to 16 at the halftime break.
In the third quarter, Lourdes kept pace with a strong lead. But in the start of the fourth quarter, John Jay cut the lead to 11.
After play was restarted with Lourdes having possession and John Jay still on their bench, Lourdes had an easy basketball that propelled them to a 13-point lead and they never looked back.
Chris Faughnan was dominant for Lourdes as he finished with a day-high 31 points. Jon Selander had 17.
Lourdes will advance to the semifinals, where they will matchup with Ketcham for the third consecutive semifinal.
Gavyn Pacheco led John Jay with 19 points.
John Jay will play Marlboro Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
By: Tom Seipp (@Tom_Seipp)