2003-08-29 / Sports

An Exciting Regular Season Wraps Up For St. Francis Summer Classic

Week 2
By Keith Goldberg
An Exciting Regular Season Wraps Up For St. Francis Summer Classic

An Exciting Regular Season Wraps Up For St. Francis Summer Classic

By Keith Goldberg

Week 2

For most teams, the first week meant getting acquainted and familiar with their teammates. Accordingly, the offensive production increased in week two. Not surprisingly, Georges Florist, aka ‘The Cousins,’ was the first to bridge the familiarity gap, and sprinted to two wins, 68-58 over FDNY and 70-63 over Rockaway Sun-set Diner. With Kristi Moore tending the garden, scoring was in full bloom.

The score was tied at 31 at the half against FDNY. Then Jennifer Lawler and Maryann Welsh put it into overdrive to secure the win. Lawler tallied 19 and Welsh 12. Molly Tubridy added a steady 13 and a couple of beautiful passes that made cousin Kristi wonder if she was going after her point guard job. Against the Diner, Molly poured in 22, sister Megan 13, and cousin Alex Biddiscombe 10. Cousin Martina Featherston anchored the defense.

FDNY recovered to edge Breezy Pont Lumber 44-38. Parker Griffin totalled 28 and Kristina Triglia 23 in the two games. Anna Buzzetta provided the spark in the win over BP Lumber, who completed the week’s action with an earlier win over Rockaway Sunset Diner 57-37. Natalia Alexander led the win over the Diner with 14, while Jill Brady notched the same in the loss to FDNY.

For Rockaway Sunset Diner, it seems someone has to turn on the grill sooner. Only Continental Breakfast was available for the first three quarters against BP Lumber as the squad managed a paltry 17 points. In the 4th quarter they went to the full menu to score 20 more, but it was already closing time.

The numbers were better against Georges, but once again they doubled their 1st half output in the 2nd half. Jean Clyde paced both games, accoun-ting for 34 by herself. Katie Pastina netted 10 in each while Maureen Marzano tallied 14 against Georges. The blackout cancelled thursday night’s games.

Week 3

The electricity was palpable on monday night in anticipation of Christy Morrone’s 2003 debut. The all-city star didn’t disappoint with 31 points on an assortment of layups, pull-up jumpers and three-pointers, as well as some gorgeous passes from her bag of tricks. Those in the crowd were not the only ones pumped up as Georges Florist brought their ‘A’ game and prevailed 83-77 over FDNY. Kristi Moore scored 18 and conducted the highest scoring offense of the season. Jennifer Lawler scored 23, Maryann Welsh 20 and Molly Tubridy 18. Kate O’Neill added 15 and Anna Buzzetta 12 for FDNY.

Rockaway Sunset Diner reversed their problems from the week before, going out to a 32-28 halftime lead, only to watch the game slip away in the 3rd quarter when they were outscored 18-4. Breezy Point Lumber coasted in the 4th to a 60-46 win.

Natalia Alexander led with 21. Jean Clyde dropped in 17 for the Diner. Alexander netted 20 again and Jenifer Angelara 24 as Breezy Point Lumber followed by knocking off FDNY 63-52. Marybeth Raphael effectively shadowed Christy Morrone who was held to 23.

And then..... The Rockaway Sunset Diner finally put a full game together. Jean Clyde was scorching and torched the nets for 32. Jennifer Kelleher added 15 as they upset Georges Florist 76-62. Megan Tubridy tried to bring Georges back with 21 of her 23 points coming in the 2nd half. Kristi Moore added 15.

Megan’s hot shooting continued on thursday with another 20 to pace a 60-55 victory over Breezy Point Lumber that clinched 1st place. Sister Molly added 14 and Jennifer Lawler 18. Natalia Alexander scored 16 and Jill Brady 12 for BP Lumber. The week ended with FDNY outlasting Rock-away Sunset Diner who reverted to form in a 49-37 defeat. Christy Morrone only scored 10, but her teammates put her passes to good use to account for the rest of the scoring. Katie Pastina and Jean Clyde had 11 each for The Diner.

The St. Francis de Sales Classic regular season concluded on Monday August 25. The Semi-finals games were scheduled for August 26 and the championship game on August 28. Hope you got to the games this week!

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