From Press staff reports

The Holy Spirit High School boys basketball team's upset bid against top-seeded Notre Dame in the South Jersey Non-Public A quarterfinals ended with a 50-48 loss in Lawrenceville Thursday.

Paul Moore hit a 3-pointer with under a minute to go to keep eight-seeded Holy Spirit's chances alive, but Notre Dame's 9-0 run that began with 3 minutes, 38 seconds left was too much to handle.

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Prior to the run, The Spartans led 43-39.

Jordan Taylor led the scoring with 15 and Moore finished with 12 points. Junior Saintel chipped in 11 points for Holy Spirit, which ends the season 16-11.

Isaiah Johnson posted a game-high 21 points for the Irish, including a pair of free throws with eight seconds left to take the lead for good.

Holy Spirit 14 12 8 16-50

Notre Dame 13 11 12 12-48

HS-Moore 5 0 12, Saintel 5 1 11, Middleton 1 0 2, Sommers 1 0 2, Midi 3 0 6, Taylor 6 0 15. Totals-21 1 48.

ND-Johnson 6 6 21, Williams 3 3 9, Harris 4 1 9, Chew 5 1 11,O'Keefe 0 0 0. Totals-18 11 50.

3-pointers-Taylor (2), Moore (2) HS; Johnson (2) ND.

Records-Spirit 16-11, N.D. 25-3.

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