St. Camillus/St.Virgilius C.Y.O B/ball Teams Win, Lose
On Saturday, January 3, the St. Camillus/St. Virgilius eighth-grade squad team faced off against St. Teresa Avila at home.
In the first quarter, the team went point for point with probably the best team in its division.
The second half saw St. Teresa pull away from its opponents and win by the final score of 60-42.
St Camillus/St Virgilius was led by Sean O'Connell with 18 points. The following weekend, the intermediate team played 3 games.
On Saturday, January 10 the squad faced Sacred Heart at home. The game was close throughout until the fourth quarter when Sacred Heart pulled away with a ten point win, 47-37.
O'Connell led the scoring for S.C.V. with 12 points. Tristan Nevirs scored 8 points, while Anthony Laporta chipped in with 6 points.
On the same afternoon, the team headed over to Brooklyn to play in the first game of the Interparish Basketball League season. St. Camillus is the defending champion in the I.B.L.
The squad squared off against Kings Bay and came away with a 42-25 victory. Greg Charles led the team with 15 points, Anthony Nwajei had 10 points, Sean O'Connell chipped in with 7 points and Kevin Macgee had 6 points.
On Sunday, January 11 the intermediate boys finished off their weekend with an away game against Sacred Heart. The team lost 63-36. Sean O'Connell led the team with 10 points. Gregory Charles had 9 points and Anthony Laporta had 7 points.
On January 3 the S.C.V. ninth-grade boys lost a tough game to Resurrection Ascencion by the score of 52-47. The boys led by 9 points after three quarters, but fell apart in the 4th quarter.
The ninth-grade boys had their hands full as they had to play without one of their best players. The team was led by Jyshawn Allen with 21 points, Julian Morales 8 points, Scott Appelman and Kieran Rogers also had 6 points each. The team learned a lot from the loss.
On Saturday January 10 the S.C.V. ninth-grade boys beat St. Helens by the score of 56-48. S.C.V. was down by 4 points going into halftime, but then came out and had a big third quarter and outscored St. Helens by 10 points. They were able to keep the lead and win the game to improve their record to 6-3.
The team was led by Jyshawn Allen with 19 points, Ian Claymen and Andrew Thomas each scored 8 points. The entire team contributed to the win as they all played smart and physical against a much bigger team. Their next game is tonight at St. Margaret's at 8:00 p.m.