Connecticut Invitational Triple-Header Contributed by Jim Hurley It was a string of three hard-fought games last Friday, March 2.
Connecticut Invitational Triple-Header
Contributed by Jim Hurley
It was a string of three hard-fought games last Friday, March 2.
The games commenced with the sixth grade boys match, with St. Francis hosting the team from South Windsor, Connecticut. South Windsor coaches Wayne Detesio and Tim Deffley presented their eleven players: Adam Cavanaugh, Jim McGowan, Blake Kapisak, Mike Morelli, Mike Delorso, John Mazzerella, Ben Glassman, Nick Mazotta, Chris Bond, Brian Plank and Tim Deffley. St. Francis coaches Dan Edwards and Jim Dunn prepared their thirteen players to play a tough game. The game was so tight it went on to overtime. High scorers for St. Francis were Morgan Kelly, Anthony George and Alex Dunn. South Windsor grabbed the 53-50 overtime win. Six weeks prior, the St. Francis sixth graders won when they were hosted by South Windsor.
The seventh grade game followed shortly thereafter. South Windsor coaches George Yates, Rob Roveto, Jeff Smith and Jim Wehr presented their twelve players: Dan Leslie, Adam Favreau, Dave Rounce, Matt O’Brien, Alex Marotto, Alex Hornat, Bill Roveto, Greg Fisher, Brian Connaly, Matt Panora, Eric Walledsen and Joe Wehr. St. Francis coached byJoe Mangino and Ray Corrigan, took the win 51-38. High scorers were Tom Kentouris, Joseph Baylosis and Anthony Carnachio. Six weeks prior, South Windsor won on their home turf.
The eighth graders wrapped up the night. South Windsor coach Craig Zimmerman presented his players: Chris Noske, Chris Chuck, Justin Pecka, Jamie Smith, J.D. O’Connor, Jim Puida, Nick Grillo, Matt Wojnilo, Steve Schortman, Ryan Pepin and Rob Schilberg. St. Francis coaches Ryan Whelan and John Raphael brought and eight man squad to the game. They were missing Sean Mackey who was out with injuries. It was a tough game and at the end of four quarters the score was still only 44-44. High scorers for St. Francis were Ryan McRisken, Sal Demarco and Dan McRisken. St. Francis got into some foul trouble when they got into the overtime period and this ended up costing them the game. South Windsor cashed in their plethora of free throw opportunities. They won the game with a final score of 53-47. On their previous meeting, South Windsor won the game as well.
Overall, the night was full of great competition.