St.Francis CYO Intermediate Girls Cruise To Victory
After a 42-29 win over St. Thomas Apostle this past weekend, they will try to run the table for a perfect 15-0 record when they take on St. Stans this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Casey Collins led the victory with 11 points and 5 steals. Ashley Raaf scored 10 points and had a monster blocked shot. Jackie Gillen celebrated her birthday with 11 points. Bridget Klein, Maegen Reed, Cathryn Brown, Deirdre Munday and Erin Nuszer swarmed on defense (Erin only hit the floor 3 times!). D-Ray assisted Coach Conroy as she continues her recovery.
The Bantam girls also won 25-16 over OLA. The Novice girls beat St. Stans 14-8 before losing a tough one to St. Adalbert 13-12. Kim Sluyk and Mary Ellen Woods led the scoring against St. Stans with the entire team excelling on defense.
Emma Knox and Emma Michaels provided the offense against St. Adalbert with Kayla Rayder, Jenna Tipaldo, and Meredith Connelly providing a spark from off the bench. The Pee Wee Gold also lost a tough one 15-14 at Our Lady of Grace despite 8 points from Jenna McCann. The Gold will face the Blue in a friendly game at St. John's this weekend.
The Boys Subnovice Gold played a rugged game with St. Helen. Bill Mc- Donnell displayed excellent passing and perimeter shooting, with James McManus also scoring. Ben Edwards showed great improvement on defense, as did Mike Picone and John Said.
The Pee Wee Blue rolled past OLPH as all 11 players scored. Joe Gallo tallied 8 points. Also starring were James McElhatton, Michael Sweeney and Sean Meier. The Pee Wee Gold beat St. Stans as John Boyle scored 8 points, Kyle Connolly 3, and Mark Butigian and Ethan Ruiz 2 each.
The older boys traveled to South Windsor, Connecticut and the day began with the Rookies coming back from an 11 point deficit after three quarters to pull out a 3 point win. Hustle and determination from all who were there keyed the win, despite an enormous height disadvantage.
The Intermediates followed, and let a close one slip away at the end. The Bantams won easily as Dylan Evans (12 pts) continues to elevate his game as the season is progressing. The Novice boys capped the day and made it 3-1 for St. Francis with a win over Southington, Connecticut.
This is the twentieth year of the series and once again a great time was had by all, thanks to our gracious hosts.
The teams will come to St. Francis on February 9.