On Saturday, February 25, the 2017 North Carolina Knights of Columbus State 4-on 4 Basketball was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in High Point, NC hosted by Bishop Hafey Council #4507. After the tournament, all participants and their guests were treated to a hamburger and hot dog lunch with all the trimmings. The four teams battling for the championship were Santa Maria Council #2829 Green, Santa Maria Council #2829 White, Bishop Greco Council #9499, and Our Lady of Mercy Council #10504.
All games are played to 32 points. First team to score 32 points wins the game. The first round started with #10504 defeating #2829 Green by the score of 32 to 19 and #2829 White defeating #9499 by 32 to 14.
The second round saw a tough battle between #2829 White and #10504 with #2829 White prevailing 32 to 29. #2829 Green defeated #9499 by the score of 32 to 16.
In the third and final round, #2829 Green put a scare into the undefeated #2829 White but #2829 White prevailed 32 to 27. #10504 defeated #9499 by the score of 32 to 15.
With the round-robin finished, teams were now seeded for the tournament. Council #2829 White was the #1 seed and would take on Council #9499, the number 4 seed, in one semi-final. In the other semi-final, Council #10504, the #2 seed, would take on Santa Maria Council #2829 Green, #3 seed. #2829 White continued their fine play defeating #9499 by the score of 32 to 10 and #10504 took out #2829 Green by the score of 32 to 11. This set up a re-match of the last KofC basketball tournament final between St. Leo’s and Our Lady of Mercy. #2829 White continued their fine play along with some hot shooting behind the 3 point line for a 32 to 10 victory for the state championship.