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Cathedral Preparatory School
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Burger King Classic

St. Ed's Takes Home Classic Title

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID, the 38th edition of the Burger King Basketball Classic returned to the Mullen Gymnasium. And for the fourth time in their school’s history, St. Edward’s from Lakewood, Ohio emerged as the champions.

St. Ed’s cruised past Philadelphia Math, Sciences and Civics 71-42 in the opening game as Zyion Freer-Brown had 20 points and nine rebounds. The next contest was much closer, as the host Ramblers were tripped up by Buffalo Canisius 62-58. Shane Cercone did most of the damage, netting 31 points and eight rebounds. Semontae Lofton had the big night for Prep, netting 18 points.

Prep would snare third place with a 46-42 victory over the Mighty Elephants. St. Ed’s would then take down Canisius 67-52 in the title tilt behind 20 points from Michael Bova. More than any outcome, the biggest win was seeing the Classic return to its rightful place on the court.