Stepinac, Christ the King Competing for CHSAA Intersectional Crown

Archbishop Stepinac and Christ the King high schools are playing 3 p.m. Sunday at Fordham University for the CHSAA Intersectional AA Division boys basketball championship.

The winner advances to the state tournament.

“Christ the King is a very talented team and has a rich history of basketball. (Coach) Joe (Arbitello) does a great job with his team and they will be a tough challenge for us. The two best teams in the city remain for what should be a great game Sunday,” Stepinac coach Patrick Massaroni told Catholic Sports Scene.

In the semifinals, Christ the King defeated Cardinal Hayes, and Stepinac held on to tip Molloy, 88-84.

RJ Davis finished with 33 points, four assists and four rebounds for Stepinac, which also received 31 points and nine rebounds from Alan Griffin. Adrian Griffin Jr. contributed 17 points and nine rebounds, and Xavier Wilson added five points and 10 rebounds.

“This is a great moment for our team and program. We fell short in this game last year so a year later to get redemption is a special feeling,” Massaroni said.

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