Flippers Look To Continue Conference Win Streak
Midwinter recess is a week when some people take hard-earned vacation time and try and get away from their daily grind. However, members of the Stella Maris Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams will be hard at work as they prepare for the final leg of their regular season and the tip off to post season competition.
As they stand right now, SM’s Varsity squad is undefeated in League play (11-0) and the Lady Flipper JV team has a record of 10-2 placing them currently in second place. This Saturday, both teams travel to Fonte Bonne Hall to take on the Bonnies. Game times are JV at 1 pm followed by Varsity at 2:45.
Then on Monday, February 23 the Varsity will host Naz areth High School. Both Blue and Gold squads host FonteBonne (re sched uled due to snow) on Tuesday, February 24th. The Varsity game will tip off at 4:45. This game will be the last of the regular season as well as the Seniors final home game.
Both teams have set their sights on playing deep into the play-offs. Junior Varsity Coach Mr. John Raphael and Varsity Coach Mrs. Maureen Gigliello each embrace an up-tempo paced game.Conversions off of turnovers and strong rebounding efforts are pivotal parts of each team’s offense.
This makes for some very entertaining basket ball as both teams are prone to the scoring spurts that accompany that game tempo. Other team similarities are accurate outside shooting and going deep into the bench personnel. Play-offs are set to begin the week of March 1st with championship games held on March 7th.
Flipper Footnotes: Sophs: great job on math regents! V: need to pay up on foul shooting fines. We have a party to pay for. Has anybody seen ND or MR? They are missing again. KMc: chin up! Seems no mentos were needed at SJP this year. But it was close. Srs: Killer will miss you! JW: any polka dot hands in sight? Ms. B: any other free throw cheers? We need the % to improve.