DeLaSalle boys and girls take state basketball

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis added two more trophies to its trophy case this month. The girls basketball team completed a three-peat by winning the State Class AAA tournament at the Target Center. The girls defeated Red Wing 65-50 in the championship game March 16.

Exactly one week later, the boys followed suit, earning a repeat of their title, also in Class AAA. They downed Austin 50-33 in the title game, which took place March 23 at Target Center. Three players made the All-Tournament Team – senior Luke Scott, junior Reid Travis and sophomore Jarvis Johnson. The Islanders ended the season with a record of 30-1.

Johnson’s older sister, Tyseanna Johnson, a senior, likewise made the All-Tournament Team, along with senior Allina Starr and sophomore Patience Griffin. The Islanders finished the season with a record of 28-4. Their coach, Faith Johnson-Patterson, earned the second three-peat of her career. The first one was with Minneapolis North.

CUF raffle exceeds goal

The 2013 Catholic United Financial Catholic Schools Raffle raised almost $1 million, exceeding the $750,000 goal by more than $150,000.

The total amount raised was announced March 14 during a live drawing ceremony. The organization posted on its Facebook page that Bishop John LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm drew the names of the prize winners.

Prizes included a 2013 Ford Escape, a Caribbean cruise, 2014 Super Bowl tickets and more.

The raffle kicked off Jan. 18, with 23 schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis set to participate.

Students, parents and educators at 82 schools in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota sold $5 tickets through March 1.

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