St. Rose Basketball
Girls seventh grade lost to a very impressive Our Lady of Mercy team and a very strong Sacred Heart team. Elizabeth Hennessey had a strong offensive game. Amy Fortuna, Unique Rainier and Tara-Jo Vasselman had good games on the boards. Barabara Ott did well handling the ball. Ana Ott played well on the defensive end against Our Lady of Mercy. Tiffany Bryant helped out handling the ball. Samantha Gonzalez, Elizabeth Gallagher, Bianca Malcaus and Jalessa Vasquez also contributed on both ends. Siobhan Lyons and Yolanda Whitner played well offensively.
Boys fifth grade played two terrific games against OLPH winning one and losing one. The games were both decided in the last few seconds. The team was led by the ballhandling of Tyquan Gillian and the hustle of Michael Hennessey and Jose Castellanos. Daniel and Anthony Jeffries had some nice steals. Jason Irizzarry had a good game on the boards. Luis Irizarry made some nice passes. Rickie Ivory, Tyrell Allen and Derrick Butler also played well. The team lost a tough game to Gate of Heaven. This was a defensive struggle that led to a lot of foul trouble. The team showed its determination leading a last quarter charge that fell just short. The team learned a good lesson as they began to lose their composure early in the fourth quarter only to get it together late in the game after one of the players fouled out.
Boys sixth grade played another good game defeating OLPH. The team was led by the dominating play of Darius Gabriel. Johnathan Grinage was a force under the boards. Sherman Davis continues to improve handling the ball against the press. Woody Barnett was all over the floor disputing the other teams offense. Ronnie Smalls had many steals. Timmy Davis made some nice steals. Donald Glover helped out at both ends. Jordan Hill hit a nice jumper and Warren Hollingsworth played well under the boards. The team struggled against Gate of Heaven as they were hampered by being shorthanded and then had some early foul problems. Ronnie Smalls had his best game making some great steals. Sherman Davis nailed a three. Woody Barnett made some great passes but could not stay out of foul trouble. Jimmy McCabe had some key rebounds and played good defense. Timmy Davis made a nice shot and showed great hustle. Johnathan Grinage had a good offensive game. Donald Glover had some good steals.
Boys seventh grade won a close one over OLG and at the buzzer in OT against Gate of Heaven. Michael Lonigro led the way against OLG with 10 points and a ton of rebounds. Patrick Miley had some great steals leading to eight points. Jimmy Nellan contributed some great rebounding and timely scoring. Jamel McBride showed his usual flashy passing game. Brian Ward and Tristan Watty contributed on both ends. Richie Luster had some big rebounds and Lamel Roper played well on both ends against Gate of Heaven. Jimmy Nellan continues to play a heady game. Patrick Miley and Brian Ward led the defensive charge with some nice steals. The team has been greatly improved and showed great promise in the St. Francis De Sales Tournament. The team played two of the best teams in CYO losing tight contests to Our Lady of the Angelus and St. Pancras. The St. Pancras game really showed the teams dedication as they played Gate of Heaven late in the afternoon, had a quick pizza break and then played St. Pancras in the evening. The play of the day was a great kick-out pass from Richie Luster to Jamal McBride who hit a three with a second to go to beat Gate of Heaven.
Boys eighth grade won another easy game. The team was led by the scoring of Quavon Anderson and good play on both ends by John Louis and Ryan Roberts. Derrick Gabriel had his best game making some terrific passes. Felix Cruz and William Davis played well on defense. Sharod Perdue and Krashief Wright controlled the boards. Ryan Willsen made some nice steals. John Sainvil played well on the offensive end. Leegin Jeffries played well on defense. The team lost to St. Thomas Apostle and then concluded a long day at Gate of Heaven for all the St. Rose boys teams by winning by ten. Omar Walker played well on both ends and Quavon Anderson continues to dominate the game. The team is starting to jell after a tough early season peppered with cancelled games due to scheduling conflicts at St. Rose.
The season is off to good start and everyone will enjoy the next few weeks off. The boys seventh and eighth grade begin the new year at home on Monday, January 3 at 7 p.m. for the seventh grade and 8 p.m. for the eighth grade.