CHARLESTON—March Madness came early as basketball teams around the state competed in the Diocese of Charleston’s 45th annual Youth Basketball Tournament.
Hosted by Summerville Catholic, a total of 14 schools/parishes participated in the competition: St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken; St. Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, and St. Mary Magdalene, Greenville; Charleston Catholic, Blessed Sacrament and St. Joseph, Charleston; Christ Our King-Stella Maris, Mount Pleasant; St. Francis, Hilton Head; St. Michael, Murrells Inlet; St. Andrew, Myrtle Beach; Nativity, James Island; St. Gregory the Great, Bluffton; and Summerville Catholic.
The championship winners are:
Senior boys: St. Mary edged out Blessed Sacrament, 28-24.
Senior girls: St. Mary beat Christ Our King-Haring, 32-18.
Junior boys: Christ Our King-Hollister topped Christ Our King-Womble, 44-30.
Junior girls: St. Mary knocked out Christ Our King-White, 31-7.