St Camillus/Virgilius Week 2 Basketball Recap
It was a tough weekend for the S.C.V. 8th Grade Intermediate team. On Saturday, November 8 they faced St Stans at home and played their hearts out in a 46-40 nail-biter. The visiting team played an ineligible player who led their squad with 19 points and the game will go down as a St Stans forfeit. S.C.V. was down 27-11 at the end of the half and clawed their way back with a successful press that cut the lead to 6 at the end. Sean O'Connell led the offense with 15 points followed by Tristan Nevirs with 13 points. Anthony Laporta had 6 points, Brandon Gonzalez had 4 points and Dennis Nee chipped in 2 points. November 9 found the squad at Our Lady of Hope for a dreaded Sunday night game (parents and players know the history of Sunday night games). The team came out strong forcing many turnovers with their press, but could not capitalize on the loose ball situations. The perimeter shooting was non-existent and the end result was a 44-26 loss. Anthony Laporta led the scoring with 12 points, Tristan Nevirs and Brandon Gonzalez each had 5 points and Sean O'Connell added 4 points.
On November 8 the 9th Grade Boys won by the score 46-23 against St Thomas Apostle. The team was led by big men Kareem Padgett, 12 points and Ian Clayman, 8 points. Jyshawn Allen and Julian Morales also scored 6 points each. At halftime S.C.V. only led 17-15, but then made some adjustments to outscore Apostle 20-1 in the 3rd quarter.
Every player on the team contributed to the win with great defense, rebounding, passing and scoring. The team is playing with a lot of energy as they are now 2-1 and prepare for their next game, which is Saturday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m. at home against St Thomas Apostle again.