Classic Ends As Harbor Light Gold Wins Title
The St. Francis Summer Classic completed its 24th season last Thursday night with the Women's Open B Championship. It was a house affair with Harbor Light Gold taking on Harbor Light White.
The first half saw the lead change hands often, and ended with Gold holding a 17-16 lead. Maggie Allen's two three-pointers kept White close each time Gold threatened to pull away.
But Gold had its own outside threat, and when Kerry Ansbro knocked down her fourth trey, the outcome was no longer in doubt, and Gold pulled away for a 42-26 victory and the championship. Maggie Allen finished with 9 for the White.
Ansbro scored 15 points, Skippy Doyle had 10 and Alison Cashen added 8 points for the champion Gold which also included Erin Stack, Jessica Cutrone, Kerry Anderson, Terri McElroy, and Natalie DeSantis.
It was another great year for the Summer Classic and there is great anticipation for next year as we will celebrate our 25th season with many special events.
Many thanks to Division commissioners-Jim McKeon, Tommy Morgan, Jeff Mercer, Ray Corrigan, Dan Edwards, Joe Kenel, Kenny Whelan, Larry McGuire, Randy Neiswenter, John Blum, Ronald Whelan, Jay Boyle, and Kelli Donohue; Referee assignors Jimmy Quinn, Kenny Whelan, and John Nies; Assistant director and operations manager Brian Bagley.
We also like to thank the coaches, referees, timers, scorers, and food operations staff; All our sponsors, Msgr. Brown, Dorothy Brenna; The rectory and custodial staff; and especially to all the players and their families. Congratulations to the 2008 Summer Classic Champions- Rockaway Little League, Business Relocation Services, Treiber-Roberts, Inc., Caiazzo Plumbing, Graybeards Maroon, Ryan's Rebels, Bayview Restaurant, and Harbor Light.
We look forward to seeing you all next year.