2006-03-17 / Sports

SFDS Boys Reach CYO Basketball Final Four

The CYO Boys Basketball playoffs have now reached the Final Four. St. Francis will be well represented with three teams in this weekend's contests. The Pee Wee B's advanced with a hard fought win over the A's 36-29 as Peter Cashin and Eamon Gavigan scored 10 each and Ryan Schonfeld 8. Dennis Barnes scored 12 and Dylan Evans for the A's who previously beat Queen of Peace 30-18 and St. Thomas More 41-22. Barnes and Evans led the scoring in both contests, while Kevin Kenna, Logan Conroy, and Christian Foti owned the boards.

The B's beat St. Joe's 38-22 to setup the showdown with the A's. Michael Buckley and Peter Cashin scored 11 each, with Eamon Gavigan, Alex Moule, Donovan Nelsen, and Nicholas Tsatsis completing the scoring. Saturday's semi-final is at 2:00 at McClancy H.S. against Gate of Heaven. Sunday's championship is scheduled for 2:00 at Our Lady of Hope.

The Novice boys continued to roll with easy wins over St. Stan of Greenpoint and St. Raphael. Saturday's game is against Sacred Heart of Glendale at 12:30 at McClancy. Sunday's championship is 3:15 at Our Lady of Hope. The Intermediates will start the day at McClancy at 11:15 against St. Gabriel after wins over Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Raphael. The Intermediate championship will be Sunday at 1:15 at Christ the King.

The Bantams almost made it 4 teams, but came up just short in a 2 point loss to St. Clare on Sunday. After digging an early hole, the boys fought hard to catch up but just ran out of time.

Previous wins were 50-26 against Our Lady of Hope on Saturday as Joe Barna netted 10, and 46-45 over Queen of Peace the previous week as Danny Donohue hit from 20' at the buzzer for the win. Chris Tsatsis led with 20. The Rookies won twice and were tied at halftime on Sunday, but could not hold off St. Joseph's, losing by 7.

Come out to McClancy, located 71-06 31 Avenue in East Elmhurst, on Saturday to support the SFDS boys.

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