Cathedral High girls are Division 4/south title champions and Div. 4 state title champions after defeating Millis 45-41 on March 20 in Springfield. Pilot photo/Patrick E. O'Connor
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As the winter sports season comes to an end, several Catholic high schools took state titles and division titles in basketball and hockey.
Cathedral High School girls are Division 4/south champions and captured the Division 4 state title on March 20 at Springfield College with a 45-41 win over Millis. Led by Coach Clinton Lassister, the girls end at 22-4. Cathedral High boys had a great season too, winning the Division 4/south title and ending the season at 21-4.
Catholic Memorial boys repeated as Catholic Conference and Division 1/south champions in basketball for a third year-in-a-row. A close loss in the state play-offs to Cambridge ended their season at 22-3.
The boys from St. Mary High School in Lynn captured the Division 4/north title and are Division 4 state title champions after defeating Maynard 61-52 on March 19 in Springfield. The Spartans end the season at 20-5.
The girls from Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody captured the Division 3/north title and won the Division 3 state title with a 57-48 win over Hoosac Valley in Springfield on March 19. The team ends at 23-4.
The girls from Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree captured the Division 3/south title and end at 16-8.
In hockey, three high schools won state titles on March 20 at TD Banknorth Garden. Austin Prep girls won the Division 1 state title with a 1-0 win over Arlington Catholic. Notre Dame Academy in Hingham won the Division 2 state title with a 3-1 win over Wellesley. For both schools, it was their first state title championship. Malden Catholic boys are Super 8 champions with a 2-1 overtime win over St. John Prep. The boys from St. Mary High School in Lynn are Division 1/north title champions and had a great season, ending at 21-6.