2011-04-01 / Sports

St.Camillus/Virgilius Tyro CYO B-Q Diocesan Champs


Back Row: Kevin Magee, C.K. Obanya, Shakury Reynolds, Markell French, Tristan Nevirs, Front Three: Seamus O’Connell, Tyquan Murray, Sean O’Connell. Back Row: Kevin Magee, C.K. Obanya, Shakury Reynolds, Markell French, Tristan Nevirs, Front Three: Seamus O’Connell, Tyquan Murray, Sean O’Connell. St. Camillus/Virgilius 10th grade basketball squad entered last weekend’s semi-final match-up with an 11-0 record and the vision to continue what they had accomplished all year.

These seven young men play the game with intensity and basketball knowledge well beyond their age. When they step on the court it is time to take care of business.

The team traveled to Monsignor McClancy High School on Saturday, March 26 for a Diocesan semi-final game against St. Joan of Arc. Early in the contest it was apparent that Joan of Arc could not contain the Tyro team’s fastbreak offense and inside game. Their strength was their point guard whom St. Camillus/Virgilius harassed the whole game and shut down his ability to create scoring opportunities for his teamates.

The final was 74-62 with Markell French leading the offense with 26 points and CK Obanya scoring 22 points. Shakury Reynolds finished with 11 points.

Sunday, March 27, St. Camillus/ Virgilius headed to Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, Queens to face Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the C.Y.O. Diocesan Championship game. Pregame jitters put aside, the team dedicated the first quarter to feeling out the opposition. O.L.P.H. was a quick and athletic team, but as they have done all season, S.C.V. came out running and attacking the basket. S.C.V. employed a 3-2 defense that frustrated O.L.P.H., which would trail the entire game.

S.C.V. coasted to a 71-54 victory with Obanya scoring 24 points, French with 21 points and O’Connell finished with 11 points. The team had clutch foul shooting in the final quarter and played well on the boards. Tyquan Murray played like a true point guard and ran the offense with confidence. Kevin Magee and Tristan Nevirs played outstandingly as they have done all season.

The team has played unselfish team basketball all year and the results speak for themselves: 13-0 record, undefeated season Brooklyn-Queens Diocesan Champions. The magnificent seven.

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