BRONX, N.Y. – Kennedy Catholic began its defense of its CHSAA Class ‘A’ title in impressive fashion with a 74-59 victory over St. Joseph’s by the Sea in a quarterfinal match-up at Mount St. Michael on Feb. 27.

St. Joe’s stayed with the Gaels for most of the first half but after an 8-2 run with less than two minutes left Kennedy headed into the break with a 40-34 lead and never looked back.

Junior forward Malachi de Sousa had a season-high 29 points to lead Kennedy to their 16th win in a row while senior center Kevin Buron added 17 points.

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Kennedy improves to 23-2 overall, No. 3 in New York State and took on Nazareth in a semifinal match-up at St. Raymond’s Gym in the Bronx on March 2.

Article submitted by Kennedy Catholic High School.