The Bellarmine-Jefferson High and Renaissance Academy boys' basketball teams engaged in a fierce battle in the finals of the Bell-Jeff Holiday Classic on Saturday evening.
Well, most of the players did.
With each squad missing key starters because of injury, Renaissance Academy defeated host Bell-Jeff, 51-34.
Bell-Jeff (6-6) played without starting point guard Giovanni Gabb, who sat out the contest with a shoulder injury he sustained earlier in the tournament. Renaissance Academy (8-3) made do without Marquise Mosley (ankle) and Steve Herve (knee). None of the players are expected to miss much time.
“It's our our point guard and center, so it's a big position,” said Renaissance starter Karl Vaskys, who led all scorers with 15 points and added five rebounds. “We have to look for open guys and play like a team.”