2002-03-16 / Sports

Bishop Kearney JV Finish Season On High Note

Bishop Kearney JV Finish Season On High Note

Kearney's junior varsity began their season by dedicating it to the memory of Frank Pomponio, father of team member Jen. They wore black armbands with a white heart to symbolize the memory. Under the leadership of Jen Higgins, they scrimmaged against St. Joseph By The Sea and Norwalk (CT) High School and came out ahead.

They did not have a problem with their Brooklyn opponents St. Saviour's, St. Edmund's Prep and Bishop Ford. They did struggle though against St. Francis Prep and Notre Dame of Staten Island. The latter two teams handed BK two tough losses. In their game against Prep, the team played very well and the game was very close. At the end, the JV Terriers defeated BK 62-58. BK's team and SFP's team matched up very well and produced a very exciting game.

At halftime, BK had a close lead of 30-28. The two JV captains stepped up for BK. Sophomore point guard Nicole Savarese finished the game with 21 points, 1 block, 2 steals and 3 rebounds. Sophomore Captain Nicole Estrada struggled with her shot, but added 8 points, 2 steals and 3 rebounds. Sophomore Jen Pomponio of Belle Harbor came off the bench to grab some much-needed rebounding for the Tigers. She had 4 points, 4 steals and 5 rebounds.

BK lost a close game to Notre Dame of S.I. 53-47. BK's Nicole Savarese scored 14 and Nicole Estrada added 1. Sophomore forward Michelle Phillips added 9 points.

In February, they traveled out to Syosset, Long Island, to play the JV team of Our Lady of Mercy Academy. Kearney defeated Mercy by 14 points in one of the best performances by the Tigers this season. Nicole Savarese scored 27 points and Freshman Anna Maria Buzzetta scored 10 points.

BK faced Bishop Ford on February 12 and won 51-23. Nicole Savarese was the high scorer with 22 and Jenn Rorke of Belle Harbor scored 6 points.

In the final regular season game for the JV against Moore Catholic High School of Staten Island, BK won 63-43. It was a team effort as many players helped to secure the victory for the Tigers. The JV finished their season with a record of 13 wins and 7 losses and had a league record of 2 wins and 4 losses.

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