2008-03-21 / Sports

Busy Week for St Camillus Rookie Boys Team

The St. Camillus Rookie Boys basketball team started off their schedule of games with a March 13 matchup against Regina-N.I.A. in the Interparish League in Brooklyn.

St. Camillus ended the first half with a six-point lead but struggled to contain Regina's high scorer in the second half, falling 44-40 in the end.

Anthony Laporta led Camillus with 18 points. He was followed by Titus Stewart with 12 points and Sean O'Connell with 9 points.

On Sunday, March 14, the squad traveled to the St Mary Gate of Heaven Tournament to face the host team. In an exciting nail- biter, St. Camillus trailed Gate of Heaven by five points at the half.

An offensive surge in the final quarter wasn't enough as the Rookie Boys team lost by 3 points, 46-43.

Titus Stewart had an explosive game in scoring 21 points with Keon Delacruz adding 10 points and Wayde Neblett rounding off the offense with 7 points.

On March 18, St. Camillus traveled back to Brooklyn to face Regina- N.I.A. in the Interparish League.

St. Camillus employed a defensive game-plan by having Sean O'Connell trail Regina's high scorer all over the court.

The strategy worked since the rest of Regina could not pick up the slack with their high scorer shut down. St. Camillus would walk off the court with a 42 -31 victory.

It was a complete team effort with Titus Stewart leading the scoring with 19 points. Anthony Laporta had 11 points and Sean O'Connell chipped in 5 points and pressure defense. Bryan Brennan was tough on the boards and Dennis Nee played solid defense. Wayde Neblett, Will Knight and Keon Delacruz all played outstanding as well.

The team's record in the Interparish League is 7 wins and 2 losses. The team currently resides in first place and is anxiously awaiting the playoffs. Try to come out and support the team as they attempt to bring home the first championship to St Camillus Basketball in quite awhile.

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