St. Francis CYO Teams Win: Xmas Classic Approaches
The St. Francis Novice Girls traveled to St. Gregory on Sunday and remained perfect on the season with an easy road win. Katie Marquardt led a balanced attack on offense with the help of Carly McCann, Breanne McDonnell and Maddie McDade. On the defensive end Kelly Ward, Katie Barrett, and Claire Hughes held St. Gregory as all the girls contributed on an 18-point victory.
St. Francis PeeWee Boys (Blue) played Good Shepherd on Sunday and won with an explosive offense. Eight players scored and the team displayed a strong defense that kept the pressure on their opposition and forced the turnovers. Leading the way in scoring was Jack Casey, Terrence Moriarty, Pat Ford, James Byrne, Jack Mullally, Matt Dyer, Bobby Baldrian and Dylan Abernethy.
On Saturday, the SFDS Bantam Boys defeated Mary Mother of Jesus 27-17. Matt Coletta and Peter Tuffey shared scoring honors with 8 apiece. Joey Morelli added 5 to the winning cause. Kyle Hoffman at the point evidenced great skill with passing. Jack Watt controlled the boards.
On Sunday they lost to St. Rose 31-29. The Bantams beat themselves with innumerable turnovers and missed lay-ups against a solid opponent that capitalized on the mistakes.
The SFDS Christmas Tournament will begin Friday night December 17. Thirty-five teams from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Long Island are entered in the six divisions of this holiday classic. The tournament will run from December 17-22 and resume December 26-30 with championships on Sunday, January 2, 2011. The Kitchen will be open with a full menu of refreshments. Highlights will also include performances by the St. Francis Cheerleaders, raffles, and plenty of Christmas music. Games on Saturdays begin at 10:00, Sundays at 12:00 and weeknights at 6:00. Mark your calendar for the St. Francis Christmas Tournament.