8th Grade Boys Basketball Team Falls to St. Francis in Championship Game

After a competitive regular season match-up, the 8th Grade Boys Basketball Paladins fought their way through the Metro 10 post-season tournament for a chance at redemption and to upset the undefeated St. Francis Knights. That championship game provided an electric atmosphere with a packed gymnasium at St. Francis Middle School.
For three quarters, the game went back and forth, as the fans for both teams cheered on the players. The Knights took advantage of some missed opportunities late by Pinecrest offensively and gradually took the lead.  Thanks to some stellar foul shooting and timely rebounds, St. Francis secured their spot in the winner’s circle with a 60-50 victory. Congratulations to our 8th Grade Paladins on a great season!
Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK3-12 Catholic school located in Cumming, South Forsyth, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Suwanee. We serve families of all faiths seeking a Christian education for their children. To learn more about our unique educational philosophy, visit our Welcome page.

The mission of Pinecrest Academy is reflected in the word Integer, which is Latin for “whole,” or “entire,” and reflects our goal of forming the whole child as an authentic “Person in Christ.” The school motto Semper Altius, means “Always Higher,” and challenges our students, parents, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in all areas of Integral Formation® - intellectual, spiritual, human and apostolic.