SFDS CYO Pee Wee Blue and Gold Secure Victories
It was a relatively quiet weekend with the St. Francis de Sales girls' playoffs on break, and the boys' regular season coming to a close.
The Subnovice Blue finished with a very strong effort against Nativity as Teddy Stathis poured in 10 points. Also contributing to the offensive machine were Mario Cimino, Kyle Hoffman, James McFadden, Andrew O'Sullivan, Jack Watt, Michael Sullivan, and Dominic Savino. The defense was led by Matt Meade and Christian Lanzetta.
The Pee Wee Blue beat Our Lady of Grace 21-11 as Brian Ostrander netted 7 points and Ryan Moran added 6. Matt DeCrescenzo, Kyle Strehle, and Thomas Glynn completed the scoring. Matt Erhard was the leading rebounder.
The Pee Wee Gold finished with an 18-5 win over Nativity as John Boyle tallied 10 points. Eoin Reen, Matt La Sorsa, and Alex Goldberg also tickled the twine.
The Novices beat Nativity, the Rookies beat St. Camillus, and the Intermediates beat St. Thomas More. Those three teams will now prepare for the playoffs.
In the Gate of Heaven Tournament, the Pee Wee Gold won twice to advance to the winner's bracket final against the Pee Wee Blue.
Alex Goldberg scored 10 points, John Boyle had 7, and Mark Butigian added 3 as the Gold team beat St. Margaret A, 26-13.
Eoin Reen then scored 5 points and John Boyle had 4 as they beat the hosts Gate of Heaven. The Blue knocked off St. Margaret B to set up this Saturday's matchup. The winner advances to the tournament championship while the other team will need to work through the loser's bracket.
The Boys Diocesan playoffs are slated to begin the weekend of February 23 and 24. The Girls Final Four is also scheduled for that weekend.
At St. Francis gym, the Peggy Boyle Girls Tournament will get underway with 34 teams from Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Long Island in six divisions competing.
The tournament is named in honor of former St. Francis CYO coach Peggy Boyle, and will run through March 15 when the championships and a very special awards ceremony are scheduled. More details on all in next week's WAVE.