10 am CR 111 SJF 100
In a championship game that matched the two best teams and that lived up to the pregame hype, Crossroads defeated St John Fisher by a count of 111-100. The score was actually 109-100 but Greg Foster got a dunk at the buzzer for the final two points. Crossroads lead 54-53 at the half and SJF actually lead much of the game. Greg Foster had 35, Denny Dipasquale had 32 and Mark Gates had 30 for CR. Nate Wojiechowski, aided by a four-point play, lead all scorers with 52 points and Andy Tressler chipped in with 29 markers. In a move not unprecedented in basketball history, Nate Wojiechowski got the MVP Award for the game as he kept SJF in the game throughout. His 52 points rank right up there with other great performances by Bobby Robinson(54) in the 1991 Final and Justin Felt(51) in 2006 in Big Parkway East history. For all of you basketball historians out there, Jerry West won the NBA Finals MVP in 1969 even though the Lakers lost to the
Celtics in Bill Russell’s last year. Other sports have also done the same thing as Bobby Richardson won the 1960 World Series MVP for the Yankees when they lost to the Pirates on Mazersoki’s homerun and Dallas Linebacker Chuck Howley got the MVP in Super Bowl V when the Cowboys lost to the Colts on Jim O’Brien’s last second field goal. Nate’s performance truly justified his selection as the game’s MVP.
I want to thank the two teams for a great Final and I want to thank everyone who participated in making this season a great one.
God bless all of you in the offseason and I look forward to next year!