Kearney Tigers Roar Into Season
Bishop Kearney Tigers opened up their season with a victory over St. Saviours 57-36. Kearney was led by junior Caitlin O'Callaghan who had 15 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore Caitlin Boyle who had 15 points and three assists. Freshman Jean Clyde had nine points and junior Katelyn Lawler and sophomore Janene Jackson had seven points each.
The Tigers next two games were played in the Scarsdale High School. Kearney lost the first game to Northport 45-38. Caitlin O'Callaghan had eight points and Katelyn Lawler added seven points. Kearney won the second game 52-33 over Walt Whitman. Katelyn Lawler led Kearney with 14 points and Caitlin Boyle added 13 points.
In the Tigers fourth game of the season, it was off to Mercy High School of Syosset. In a hard fought battle, Kearney was defeated in overtime, 54-50. Kearney was led by Katelyn Lawler's 14 points and six steals; Janene Jackson, 12 points 11 rebounds; freshman Meredith McLoughlin, 11 points including a lay-up with two seconds left to put the game into overtime; and freshman Jen Lawler, seven points.
The Tigers are 2-2 overall and 1-0 in league play. Kearney has faced some tough competition scrimmaging Connecticut State Champion Norwalk PSAL powers Murray Bertram and Brooklyn Tech Long Islands Kellernberg and Bronx power Monsignor Scanlon.
Although the Tigers are young with four freshmen, five sophomores, two juniors, and two seniors, they work hard. Their upcoming schedule in December includes a Christmas Tournament in New Jersey where the Tigers will open up against The Institute of Maryland in an eight- team tournament where the Tigers were seeded number three in the field. The tournament also includes Red Bank Catholic who finished up last season as the New Jersey State champions.
With continued hard work and practice the Tigers will be competitive all season.