St. Camillus/St. Virgilius CYO Triumphant
On Saturday, December 13 the S.C.V. Intermediate (8th grade) Boys Basketball team faced Our Lady of Hope at home. The squad came away with a 32-24 victory. Scoring was led by Sean O'Connell with 14 points. Tristan Nevirs chipped in 7 points and Anthony Laporta contributed 4 points and key assists. Brian Brennan had a great game on the boards and contributed a basket, while Reilly Sullivan sealed the victory with some clutch foul shooting in the 4th quarter. On Saturday, December 20 the team squared off against O.L.A. at home. O.L.A came into the game with a 6-0 record.
Although they trailed by 11 points midway through the 4th quarter, S.C.V.'s tough man to man press brought them to within 2 points with 12 seconds left. O.L.A escaped with a narrow 49- 45 victory. S.C.V.'s hustle and team effort gave the undefeated squad quite a scare.
Shakury Reynolds led S.C.V with 17 points and Sean O'Connell had 13 points. Dennis Nee contributed 6 points and Anthony Laporta and Tristan Nevirs each had 5 points.
On Saturday, December 20 the S.C.V. 9th grade boys improved their record to 5-2 with a big win over the first place Gate of Heaven team 46-41. The boys trailed by as many as 9 points, but kept fighting back and eventually took the lead in the 4th quarter. The team was led by Jyshawn Allen, 15 points, Julian Morales, 7 points, Scott Appelman, 6 points, Kieran Rogers, 6 points and Jareem Padgett, 6 points. Ian Claymen also contributed with 4 points and great rebounding all game. Tommy Mercer, Nakief Cross and Andrew Thomas all played great defense and also made many big plays on offense. This was a great team effort as the boys played with so much heart to beat the 6-0 Gate of Heaven team. Their next game is on Saturday, January 3 at home against Ressurection Ascension at 5:00 p.m.