The 8th grade Collegeville Jaguars moved up a division, playing in the 9th grade division of the Battle of the Burbs, and took home the championship. The Jags went 4-0 in the Tournament, winning by double digits in all 4 games. In the first game, the Jags beat the Perkasie Knights(Lindenmuth) by a score of 48-34. Paul Henson and Hunter Flack paced the scoring with 13 & 12 points apiece. Tyler Lapetina scored 8 points, while Aidan Gansz & Riley Decker contributed 6 points each. In the second game, the Jags used a great team effort and balanced scoring(every player scored) to beat the Rebels 45-28. Aidan Gansz paced the team with 10 points and Riley Decker had 7. Brayden Basile, Tyler Lapetina, and Andrew Wertz chipped in 6 each. The third game saw the Jags up against a very athletic East Coast Power, and they came away with a 68-46 win. The Jags played their best game of the year as they worked the ball around and multiple times got layups out of the unselfish play! Decker(14 pts), Flack(13 pts), Lapetina(11 pts), Gansz(10 pts), and Wertz(9 pts) led the team in scoring. Aidan Quinn(4 pts.) and Basile(2 pts) did a nice job in transition feeding multiple assists to the big guys. Henson(7 pts) had a great defensive game blocking many shots and altering a ton more! In the Championship game, the Jags faced a hot shooting Perkasie Knights(Regan) team that got out to a 36-31 halftime lead by hitting 7- 3 pointers. However, the Jags turned up the defensive effort and came away with a hard-fought 70-60 victory. For the Jags, Lapetina came out smoking hot as he scored the first 13 points for the team. He finished with a team high 18 points. Gansz and Flack each pumped in 15 points apiece, while Henson cleaned up the glass and scored 14 points. Decker, Wertz, Quinn, and Basile played solid defensively as the 8th graders won the 9th grade championship!