Buzzer Beater Awards Bayview St. Francis Summer Title
It's been a hot summer, and the action at the St. Francis Summer Classic is getting even hotter. The first basketball champion for 2008 was crowned on Monday night as Bayview rallied to knock off Erin White. The youngsters held a double digit lead early in the second half, but the veterans picked up their defense with a suffocating 3-2.
Tricia Tubridy hit a key 3-pointer to draw them within two points and the lead changed hands until it deadlocked in the final minute. Bayview held for the final shot. Clare Droesch split two defenders just inside the 3-point line on the left wing, double pumped, and watched the ball go through the net as she was falling to the floor, giving Bayview the victory and the Women's Open League Title. A packed St. Francis gym roared and cheered both teams for their tremendous effort.
The Boys Grammar Middle began with the Cougars and Kill, Wood & Mann winning first round games. The Cougars continued by then knocking off unbeaten top seed Long Beach Surgical in overtime. Coastal Real Estate, Rockaway Little League and Belle Harbor Yacht Club also won quarterfinal games to advance to Mondays semi-finals.
Ludwig's Caterers, Cross County Federal Savings Bank, Walsh Properties, and Ryan's Rebels comprise the Girls Grammar Senior final four. The semi-finals were Thursday and the championship will be played tonight at 7:00 p.m.
The Boys Grammar Seniors mostly held to form. Monday's semi-finals match the Orangemen against Caucig Utilities and Belle Harbor Breezy Point Physical Therapy against Business Relocation Services. Such was not the case in the Boys High School division. R. Tyne Painting knocked out the Graybeards and Ridgewood Savings Bank edged out The Wharf in a surprise. Treiber- Roberts, Inc. and Denis S. O'Connor also prevailed. The Men's Open semifinals and Graybeards Championship were scheduled for Thursday.
The schedule for this week is:
Monday, August 4: Boys Grammar Middle Semi-finals-7:00 p.m. Coastal Real Estate vs. Rockaway Little League. 8:15 p.m.- Belle Harbor Yacht Club vs. Cougars.
Boys Grammar Senior Semi-finals- 7:00 p.m.- Orangemen vs. Caucig Utilities. 8:15 p.m. Belle Harbor Breezy Point Physical Therapy vs. Business Relocation Services.
Tuesday, August 5
Boys High School Semi-finals- 7:00 p.m.- R. Tyne Painting vs. Treiber Roberts, Inc. 8:15 p.m.-Ridgewood Savings Bank vs. Denis S. O'Connor.
Wednesday, August 6
7:00 p.m.-Boys Grammar Middle Championship. 8:15 p.m. Boys Grammar Senior Championship.
Thursday, August 7
7:00 p.m.- Boys High School Championship. 8:15 p.m.-Men's Open Championship.
Come out to St. Francis de Sales to check out the action and find out who will 'Wear The Green.'