The Annual Sleepy Thompson Boys Basketball Tournament took place December 5-7 finishing with a Saints win for the second year in a row!
The Saints took charge of the courts at the Sleepy Thompson Tournament again this year, winning their first game against St. Anne’s-Belfield School by 9 points, the second against Catholic High School by 24 points, and the championship game against Hargrave Military Academy by 29 points. Historically, the Saints hold the record of the most wins overall at 11 championships, and this is the second time the Saints have won the tournament back-to-back, the first time in 1989 and 1990. The students supplied spirited and electrifying support at each game, cheering their team to victory.
Three seniors and the coach were recognized at the awards ceremony for their achievements during the tournament. Andre Screen ‘20 was presented with the Patrick J. “Patty” McCarthy Defensive MVP and All-Tournament Team awards. Andre logged 11 blocks, and 22 rebounds. Jared Cross ‘20 earned the Richard P. Babyak Most Valuable Player and All-Tournament Team awards. Jared logged 49 points, 20 rebounds, and 5 steals. Chase Beasley ‘20 was named to the All-Tournament Team. He logged 12 assists and 24 rebounds during the tournament, as well as posting a double-double in the championship game. For the second year in a row, Mike Jones was presented with the Frederick Templeton Coach’s Award.
Sleepy Thompson is the oldest SSSAS tournament supported by the Saints Athletics Club, and one of the region's most prestigious high school basketball events. Coach Albert L. "Sleepy" Thompson started the annual tournament to bring together schools with similar academic and athletic objectives for a friendly competition. Each year, eight teams compete in the invitational tournament. The whole school rocks with spirit the week of this event, as students from junior kindergarten through twelfth grade, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni come out to support their Saints. Fans of all the teams fill Goodwin Gym to enjoy competitive basketball in a friendly environment, where an atmosphere of sportsmanship and camaraderie prevails ~ as it has for more than 60 years!