It was actually Jefferson who got off to the strong start.
The Blue Jays lead 15-10 at the end of the first quarter and were up one at halftime.
But St. Pius would climb back to a huge second half from Nate Ruble.
The Lancers lead 39-36 heading into the fourth quarter, where Ruble ensured they would hold on.
Ruble finished with 18 of his game-high 23 points in the second half.
Pius head coach Chris Miller said the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game is simply a product of the grind.
St. Pius improves to 15-8 and is guaranteed to win at least a share of a conference championship.
Jefferson falls to 7-16.
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