PROVIDENCE – The St. Raphael Academy boys’ basketball team ran into a very tough opponent on Sunday afternoon, top-seeded Division I champion La Salle Academy, in the Open Tournament’s Elite Eight at Rhode Island College’s Murray Center, and the Saints suffered a 75-46 loss that was their most lopsided defeat of the season.

It also was a difficult way to end an outstanding season that included a 10-game win streak and saw the Saints end up with a 17-6 record. The Saints, who were the ninth seed in the Open Tournament, reached the quarterfinals by defeating 8th-seeded Lincoln last Thursday night, 51-46.

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