Even after building up a comfortable halftime lead, Roman Catholic relied on multiple contributors to hold off a furious challenge by Neumann Goretti in the Catholic League championship Feb. 23 at the Palestra. The Cahillites prevailed, 64-59, for the victory — read full coverage here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

D’Andre Vilmar (left) of Roman blocks the shot of Neumann-Goretti’s Quade Green.

Lamarr Kimble (5) of Neumann-Goretti barely gets off a shot over Roman defenders Tony Carr (center) and Nazeer Bostick (4).

The Cahillites stand at attention during the pregame activities.

Neumann-Goretti’s Emil Moody and Roman’s Manny Taylor battle for a rebound.

Zane Martin of Neumann-Goretti puts up a shot.

Battling for position under the basket are Roman’s Nazeer Bostick (left) and Neumann-Goretti’s Lamarr Kimble (center) and Quade Green.

Zane Martin (left) of N-G and Gemil Holbrook of Roman battle for the ball.

Roman Catholic standout guard Tony Carr (10) and teammates enjoy their slim lead over Neumann-Goretti during the Catholic League championship Feb. 23 at the Palestra, as Roman coach Chris McNesby (center, in gray) calls his players to the bench during a timeout.

Nazeer Bostick scored a game high 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, along with tenacious defense for Roman.

Bostick (with ball) of Roman ties to maneuver through the stout defense of Neumann-Goretti.

Jon-Paul Sanders takes a shot in the lane for Roman.

Quade Green brings the ball up the court for Neumann-Goretti.

Nazeer Bsstick shoots a layup past the defense of Neumann-Goretti’s Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (10)

Lamarr Kimble of N-G tries to get around the defense of Roman’s Gemil Holbrook.

Quade Green (1) sees his shot blocked by Paul Newman (35).

Roman’s Tony Carr looks for a teammate to receive his pass.

Lamarr Kimble brings the ball across mid-court as Gemil Holbrook (20) trails and Nazeer Bostick (4) looks to stop the ball.