Trinity Catholic's magical run comes to an end

By Rishi Barran, Spectrum Sports
Last Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018, 7:48 PM EST

The magical run by Trinity Catholic finally came to an end at the hands of one of the top teams in the country.

The Cetics were outscored 23-6 in the first quarter and were outmanned all afternoon in an 80-40 loss to Fort Lauderdale’s University School Sharks in the FHSAA Class 5A Boys Basketball State Championship Game.

University School, ranked second in the nation by USA Today, got a game-high 26 points from future West Virginia Mountaineer Trey Doomes.

In its first-ever state title game appearance, Trinity Catholic was led by senior Dominic Pugh with 13 points and three assists, while freshman Jarveil Gainey had 12 points and 5 rebounds.

Doomes topped 2,000 points for his career to lead University School to its first state championship.

Vernon Carey, Jr., the top-ranked junior recruit in the nation and son of former Miami Dolphins tackle Vernon Carey, added 13 points, nine rebounds, and four blocked shots for the Sharks.

The Celtics, who had to come back from a huge deficit in the district semifinals just to make the postseason, had an incredible run to to championship game that included wins over powerhouse programs Windermere Prep, Lake Highland Prep, Melbourne Central Catholic, and Pensacola Catholic.

They end their season at 22-9.

University School has earned a spot in the Geico High School Nationals tournament in New York City at the end of March to compete for a national championship.