2004-12-24 / Sports

St. Francis Rolls On

St. Francis De Sales’ Boys 4th Grade (Gold) basketball team improved its League record to 8-0 with a 19-18 victory over St. Helen’s this past Saturday. The team’s overall record stands at 8-1. Their lone loss was to St. Thomas Aquinas by a score of 18-15 (in the St. Francis De Sales Christmas tourney).

The team relies on selfless team passing, a tough interior defense and a running game jump started by a very strong rebounding effort. Sean Gigliello, Matthew Linares, Charlie Marquardt and Jack Hurley haul in the bulk of the team’s boards.

Sean Leonard, Jimmy Buckley and Steven Leonard are quick to lend support in this area when playing under the basket. Guards Mark Genovese, Peter Pellegrino, Sean Carroll and Ryan McDade are off to the races and see the court well as they lead the fast break. Each team member has come through in various clutch situations.

The team has a well-deserved break from League play (until January 8th) and continued success to this very talented team of young athletes.

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