2003-03-01 / Sports

SFDS 6th Grade Girls Reach B-Ball Final Four

With a 13-2 regular season record, the St. Francis de Sales 6th Grade CYO Girls Basketball team advanced to the Rockaway Division playoffs as the number two seed. The team consists of: Mary Gallagher, Nichole Vanchieri, Alyssa Santiago, Caroline Plunkett, Hannah McHale, Tara Klein, Jamie Bracci, Susan Richter, Shavon Kelly, Deirdre Sacca, Kaitlyn Touhey and Kristina Iudica. In a close defensive game, with the score 4-2 at halftime, the girls defeated Our Lady of Grace 12-6 to advance to the Diocesan playoffs against the top two teams from the other five divisions.

In the first round, the girls handedly defeated St. Mel’s from the Flushing West division 26-7. They next defeated St. Stan’s (L.I.C. Division) 31-29 to win the Sectional Championship and advance to the final four. Against Our Lady of Snows (Flushing East), the girls were just edged out in the fourth quarter, losing 32 – 29.

Special thanks to coaches Dee Dee and Pat Klein for the wonderful job they did teaching the girls sportsmanship and the intricacies of the game of basketball. They gave each of the girls the opportunity to play each game.

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