- Pius X holds off Waverly in season opener
What most people considered "a game suited for March at the Devaney Center" was just a typical county rivalry to start the boys basketball season for Lincoln Pius X and Waverly. The defending Class B champion Thunderbolts held off an impressive Viking squad by the final of 54-46 Friday night in front of a near capacity crowd at the Bishop Flavin Gym.
Mark Nave led the way for Pius in the scoring column with 14 points and nine rebounds, Jordan Wagner added 12 and Ross Bosn had 11 points. Michael Millard, only scoring two points on 1 of 8 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds in the victory.
Brandon Dondlinger had a game-high 15 points for Waverly, while Jordan Johns fouled out with 12 points and Jim Tvrdy finished with 11.