Springfield Catholic came up just short of winning the Class 5 third place game after a Cardinal Ritter tip-in at the buzzer gave the Lions a 53-51 win.
Zach Howell led all scorers with 23 points for Catholic in his final game for the Irish. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Liam O’Reilly scored 16 points while Ty Lyon added 10. That trio accounted for all but two of Catholic’s 51 points.
Cardinal Ritter was led by Robert Lewis and his 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Catholic finishes the season with an overall record of 24-8. The Irish graduate eight seniors from the team including Howell, O’Reilly, Lyon, Quinn Roubal, Josh Palmer, Cameron Kruger, Major Riley and Evan Mayse.