2007-01-26 / Sports

SFDS CYO Basketball Begin Playoffs This Weekend

The past weekend marked the end of the regular season for the girls. The Pee Wee A's have a final game against St. Adalbert after dropping a close one to St. Mary Winfield 8-6. Mary Ellen Woods and Kerri Rose Brennan led the offense, while Erin Klein and Courtney Blum stood out for their defensive prowess.

They drew a bye this weekend and begin playoffs on 2/3. Serena Yanello and Cassie Moriarty scored in the opening minutes to put the Pee Wee B's on their way. Emma Knox, Emma Michaels, and Taylor Veigh dominated the second half as the B's rolled past St. Adalbert to finish their regular season undefeated (12-0).

They begin playoffs this Saturday at 2:30 at St. Gabriels against Corpus Christi. The Novices (10-1) won a pair. Meghan Atwood, Caitlin Byrne, and Therese Boyle were the stars against St. Thomas More, while Shannon Twomey, Aimee McManus, and Deirdre McCool led the offense against St. Rose. Kristie Carey and Marina Cregan excelled on defense. Their first opponent is Monastery, Saturday 4:15 at St. Kevin.

The Bantams also completed an undefeated season (11-0) with an easy win over St. Stan. Patricia Buell, Athena McDonald-Smith, and Regina Paskoff shined in the win. They get St. Mary Winfield on Saturday at 6:00 at St. Margaret. The Rookies (9-2) finished their schedule with a split, beating St. Thomas Apostle on Saturday, then falling to St. Thomas More on Sunday. They look for redemption against St. Adalbert on Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes at 4:30, with a second game on Sunday 5:30 at St. Gregory.

The Intermediates beat St. Margaret before finishing with a loss against Sacred Heart. Annette Scotto and Rebecca Moers paced the offense and Danielle Farragher and Vanessa Ramos led the defense in the win over St. Margaret. Sunday's first round game is 8:00 at Gate of Heaven against St. Gabriel.

On the Boys side , the Subnovice A played OLPH and there is a new combination to rival Stockton-Malone and McManus-Droesch. Alex Goldberg and John Boyle hooked up 7 times as Boyle poured in 16. Also scoring for St. Francis was Eoin Reen, Ethan Ruiz, Ryan Olsen, and Colin Fiutak. The Subnovice B's played a good game with Our Lady of Grace. Thomas Glynn and Frankie McVeigh scored 6 each. Matt DeCrescenzo and Noah Nicholson also scored, while Ian Richter and Christian Apice keyed the defense with Apice notching 4 blocked shots.

The Pee Wee A's had their highest output of the year in a 41-20 win over OLG. Tommy Lynch, Kevin McDonagh, and Max Frankel provided the offensive highlights. Garrett Murnan, Ray Marten, and George Baroudas fortified the defense.

The Pee Wee B's prevailed at St. Matthias off their strong defense and balanced offense. Bard Featherston, John Whelan, Anthony Scotto, and Jordan Asbury once again led the way.

The Novice boys won twice, knocking off previously unbeaten OLPH 29-24. Michael Buckley led with 19 while Patrick Cashin, Thomas Clark, Billy Collins, and Ryan Schonfeld also tallied for St. Francis.

They upped their record to 9-1 with a win over OLG on Sunday as Billy Collins and Paul Rayder scored 6 each, and Chris Cole and Dennis Barnes 5 apiece.

The Bantams continued their torrid play. Ryan McDade registered double digit assists in a win over OLG. Charlie Marquardt scored 10. Connor Rayder added 4 and was a force in the paint with many offensive rebounds. Jack Hurley scored 10 in a win at Holy Child the following day. Ryan Kilgallen and Kevin Magee scored eight each as did Patrick Goldberg including two spectacular drives to the basket.

The Rookies lost at St. Thomas More. The Intermediates countered with a win over More at St. Francis as a strong second half secured the win. The Boys Novice, Bantam, Rookie, and Intermediate games for this Sunday have been rescheduled.

Good Luck as they swim for the Diocesan Championship.

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