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Undefeated Highlanders team to beat in provincial boys 4A basketball

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Holy Heart looks to add to its marvelous season in tourney beginning Thursday at Gonzaga gym

The Holy Heart of Mary Highlanders take an 18-0 record in high school play into the School Sports NL provincial 4A boys’ high school basketball championship which opens Thursday.

The Gonzaga Vikings of St. John’s are playing host to the eight-team event which finishes up Sunday with the championship game at 11:30 a.m.

The Highlanders have been the class of high school boys’ basketball in the province so far this season, winning the Hall of Fame Cup, Keith Keating Memorial tournament and Legend City Classic, going unbeaten along the way in all three.

In addition to high school ball, the Highlanders played in the St. John’s men’s Division I league where they went 7-12, and took part in tournaments in Montreal and New Brunswick.

Joining the Highlanders in Division A are the Fatima Royals of St. Bride’s, Corner Brook High Titans and Mobile Monarchs. The host Vikings join Waterford Valley Warriors and Prince of Wales Collegiate Cavaliers, also of St. John’s, in Division B, along with Mount Pearl’s O’Donel Patriots.

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Tournament Schedule

Thursday

2:30 p.m., Gonzaga vs O’Donel

4 p.m., Holy Heart vs Fatima

6:30 p.m., Corner Brook vs Mobile

8 p.m., Waterford Valley vs PWC

Friday

9:30 a.m., Holy Heart vs Mobile

11:15 a.m., O’Donel vs PWC

1 p.m., Gonzaga vs Waterford Valley

3 p.m., Corner Brook vs Fatima

Saturday

9 a.m., Holy Heart vs Corner Brook

10:45 a.m., Waterford Valley vs O’Donel

12:30 p.m., Gonzaga vs PWC

2:15 p.m., Mobile vs Fatima

6 p.m., semifinal

7:45 p.m., semifinal

Sunday

11:30 a.m., championship game

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