SFDS Thrills On The Court To Score Big Wins
The SFDS Boys Subnovice Gold played a thrilling game at St. Thomas the Apostle. TJ Powderly hit 6 free throws and was aided by teammates Kenny Dean and Ryan Duffy, who each scored 3 points. Liam Howley added 2 points, and Aidan Donahue scored 1.
The Subnovice got all around good play from Joseph Allessandro, Jack Bambury, Chris DeMarco, Adam De- Silva, Trevor Foti, David Hanrahan, Sean O'Connor, and Brendan Vasquez.
SFDS Blue Subnovice showed no letdown in the three games they played after completing a successful holiday tournament victory.
Showing good confidence in their play, SFDS Blue scored a total of 67 points over three games.
Leading the way for the high-scoring SFDS Blue was John Moran, who scored 18 points. Griffin Skammel and Joe O'Connor scored 10 points each. Matty Ostrander, Timmy Connolly, Robbie Rose, Michael Edwards, Riley Siedermann, David Gavinovich, Jake Murphy and Tommy Woods also scored and provided strong play for their team.
The Novice Boys pulled away in the second half to beat St. Adalbert. The SFDS Bantams defeated OL Angelus, 43-27.
Bard Featherston had a unconscious day shooting from all over the court, and led the team with 24 points. Charles Gavigan and Chris Ray contributed with 5 points each. Conor Ryan contributed with tenacious defense of the Angelus star player.
The following day, SFDS defeated a very tall and talented Sacred Heart team, 32-25.
Featherston led all scorers with 21 points including hitting two 3-pointers. John Whelan shut down the Sacred Heart star player with his relentless defense. Jimmy Howard and Garrett Murnan neutralized the Sacred Heart height advantage with their aggressive defense and rebounding.
The Intermediates beat St. Margaret and St. Stans.
Off to a poor start, the SFDS Bantam girls fought hard in the second half but came up short to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Brooklyn by a score of 22-15.
Down by 9 points after the first half, the Bantam girls got good defensive and rebounding by Emma Knox, Serena Yannello and Cassie Moriarty to fuel the comeback.
SFDS had a good transitional game going into the second half as the offense began to hit their shots. Erin Klein and Kayla Kilgallen distributed the ball very well to Serena Yannello, who scored 8 points and Mary Ellen Woods, who had 4 points.
This comeback was not enough to overcome a small, but very quick, Mt. Carmel team. Hopefully the Bantam Girls can use this second half as a stepping stone into the playoffs, which begin this weekend.
Only the Rookie girls are in action with a 3:30 p.m. game on Sunday at Bayside High School against St. Helen.
The rest of the SFDS girls' teams received byes this week.