2010-11-19 / Sports

SFDS CYO Novice Girls Off To Winning Start

The novice girls from St. Francis continued their winning ways from the start of the season by defeating OL Hope 22-10. The girls were led on the offensive end by Katie Marquardt, Sinead Gallagher and Carly McCann.

Great team defense kept the Hope offense off the scoreboard in the first half, as SFDS ran out to a 10- 0 lead. Great all around hustle from Maddie McDade, Grace DeCrescenzo, Kelly Ward and Breanne McDonnell improved the fifth-graders to 6 wins without a defeat on the season.

The Boys Subnovice Blue went on the road this past Saturday to play St. Mary Mother of Jesus. Offensively the boys did a great job of passing the ball and finding the open man. Ian Byrne, Dillon Ostrander, Kyle Duffy and Christian Zirino Rodriguez all hit some great shots. Defensively the boys did a great job maintaining their zones with Joe Tamaro, Jason Moore, Danny Endall and James Agoglia shutting the opposition down. The entire team played well. The next game is on Sunday, November 21 vs. St. Michael’s at home.

The Boys Pee Wee Blue team got off to a great start. The first three games against Blessed Trinity, St. Mary Gate of Heaven and St. Rose were hard fought, but they were able to walk away with three victories. St. Francis attacked their opponents with a well balanced offense. Terrence Moriarty, Dylan Abernethy, Jack Casey, Kennedy Kirk, Jack Mullally and James Byrne all had a hand in the offensive attack.

The defense was tough and shut down the opponent’s offense when the games got close. Connor Bradwisch, Bobby Baldrian and Pat Ford along with Timmy Mehta, Matt Dillon and Mike Oricchio all helped out by stopping their opponents at the right time.

On Saturday, the SFDS Bantam Boys defeated St. Mary Mother of Jesus, 37-32. The game belonged to Teddy Stathis who led all scorers with 21 points. Teddy broke open a close game in the third quarter with his tenacious defense by converting numerous steals into layups. Joey Morelli scored 7 and was a monster on the boards. Peter Tuffey added 4.

Sunday posed a greater challenge and the boys were beaten by St. Vincent Ferrer, 39-30. Teddy Stathis scored 15 points. Ben Edwards was strong on the boards and scored 4.

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