SVC Goes Into Playoff With Perfect 9-0 Record
On Sunday, January 30, the St. Camillus/St. Virgilius Tyro Basketball team defeated St. Thomas Apostle 64- 60, to move their record to 9-0 as the CYO season winds down. The scoring attack was led by Markell French with 22 points, Nosike (C.K.) Obanya had 20 points and Sean O’Connell added 12 points. Tyquan Murray and Tristan Nevirs chipped in 4 points each. Shakury Reynolds helped the squad despite being in foul trouble and suffering an injury.
Aside from a few close calls this season, the boys have developed a dominating fast break offense and a well-rounded scoring attack which they hope will continue into the play-offs.
Obanya, who plays for August Martin, is the leading scorer with a 16 points per game average. Markell French (John Adams) is second with 15.8 ppg and Sean O’Connell (Msgr. McClancy) has added 14.6 ppg to balance out the offensive output.
Shakury Reynolds (Hillcrest), Tyquan Murray (Hillcrest), Kevin Magee (Molloy) and Tristan Nevirs all contribute and run the backcourt. Ishmael Abusudeen (John Adams), a shooting guard, rounds off the squad. The core of this team will be representing the Rockaway peninsula as part of the Rockaway Sharpshooters AAU Basketball program this spring.