Breezy Point Residents Lead St. Saviour B-Ball
The St. Saviour High School varsity basketball team opened the 2005-2006 season by playing 4 games in 5 days and came away with a very satisfying 3-1 record. The team finished 2nd in the Berkley-Carroll Tip-off Tournament losing in the championship game by 2 points on a shot with one second remaining in the game. Although the Pandas did get off a last second shot, it fell short and they settled for 2nd place. The Saviourites next stop was the St. Edmund’s Annual Turkey Tip-off. Their first opponent was St. Agnes of Queens. The final score was 64-44 as the Pandas fought off a very well coached and determined team from College Point. Leading the team were Sophomores Faimie Kingsley and Rosemary Burke along with seniors Elizabeth Burke and Elizabeth Deluca.
In a very physical, hard fought championship game St. Saviour squared off against the host team from St. Edmund’s, where both teams committed a total of 50 fouls the Pandas clung to a 42-41 lead after 3 quarters. As the 4th quarter began St. Edmund’s scored the first 2 baskets and looked to have momentum on their side.
After a St. Saviour timeout sophomore Faimie Kingsley took over the offense and scored 11 of her team high 19 points and earned MVP honors for the Tournament. Also contributing to the victory was Rosemary Burke who finished the game with 14 points and a spot on the all tournament team. The team earned a well-deserved Thanksgiving break and opens their league schedule on Dec. 1st against Fontbonne Hall. The coaches and team gained valuable experience in these games and hope to use it as a springboard for the rest of the season.