In a battle of arguably the two hottest teams in Berks County, Fleetwood traveled to Berks Catholic in a contest that could go a long way in deciding Berks II. The Tigers put their 6 game winning streak on the line against the Saints, who had an 8 game win streak of their own.
Things did not get off to such a good start for the Tigers, who after forcing turnovers on the first two Saints possessions could rarely keep their opponents from scoring. After Fleetwood big man Kyle Flannery found himself in foul trouble, the Saints used a big first quarter by junior forward Connor Jack to jump out to a 21-2 lead at the end of one. Jack had 9 points and 7 rebounds when the quarter came to a close.
The Tigers offense picked up immensely in the second quarter. However, they still struggled to slow down the Saints. Nana Foulland scored 10 points in the second quarter to help the Saints hold a 35-14 halftime lead.
The Tigers had to begin the second half without Jared Reaser due to injury. Gabe Kotsch stepped in and helped Fleetwood slow down the Saints. Both teams managed just 10 points apiece in the third quarter.
The Saints would ultimately go on to win by a final of 62-36.
Leading the way for the Saints was Nana Foulland, who finished right on his average with 20 points. Connor Jack added 14 points and 10 rebounds as well.
The Tigers were led by Brian Schumacher, who finished with 9 points, while both Jared Reaser and Tyler Nolt each added 8.
The Saints will look to extend their win streak to double figures at York Catholic on Saturday. Meanwhile the Tigers, who saw their longest win streak in well over 10 years snapped, will look to get back in the win column against Conrad Weiser on Tuesday.