Leo's tiny gym was packed with Leo and Brother Rice students, parents, Catholic League fans, and most of all Leo Alumni. Mike Holmes, '76, Jim Corbett, '52, Rich Doyle '65, Leo President Dan McGrath '68, Bob Sheehy '71, Bill Melligan '59, Jack Farnan '64, Mike Joyce '86 Clarence Topps '77, Mike Regan '70, Jack Sexton '68, and Leo Hall of Fame Basketball star Jack Schaller '43 joined hundreds of their Brother Lions to bear witness to a Catholic League Classic.
Pat Richardson's Brother Rice Crusaders and Noah Cannon's Leo Lions went at it on the hard wood over the length of the game and FIVE OVER TIMES!
Read this great Bob Hurst's great Tribune account: Click my Post Title
Here is a taste . . .
The question at Leo on Friday night was not when would it end, but whether it would.
After five overtimes, 113 free-throw attempts and eight players fouling out, it finally did. Leo defeated Brother Rice 107-101 in a memorable Catholic League matchup.
"It was one of those crazy games," Leo coach Noah Cannon said.
The Lions' Sean Moore Jr. made 9 of 10 free-throw attempts in the final overtime as the Lions finally pulled away.
This game is what it is all about! Proud night, Men!
Key performers: Leo — Maurice Joiner, 28 points, 13 rebounds; Paul Beene, 26 points. Brother Rice — Sean Fitzpatrick, 18 points, 4-9 3-pointers; Alex Majewski, 15 points, 7 rebounds.
Player of the game: Sean Moore Jr., Leo, 22 points, 16-18 free throws. Bob Hurst