BCAC Shamrocks Fall In Tournament Championship
The BCAC Shamrocks fourth grade AAU basketball team traveled to Montclair State College in New Jersey and played in the B-Ball Easter Tournament Shootout on Saturday, April 23. The Shamrocks were coming off a tournament championship at Hooperstown on April 10.
The boys faced New York Storm from Brewster, NY in the first round. The Shamrocks won 14-8 with Seamus O’Connell and Conor Bradwisch leading the scorers with 4 points apiece.
In the semifinals, the Shamrocks faced City Sports from New Jersey. The game went back and forth until John Baroudos hit a last minute free throw to give the Shamrocks an 11-10 victory. Bryan Bostwick led all scorers with 6 points.
BCAC would now face the Manalapan Heat from New Jersey. Head coach Billy Hofmann was missing his two “big men,” Shawn Cavanagh (out sick) and Jimmy Corrigan (knee injury). The Heat’s front line towered over the smaller Shamrocks. The Heat went on to win 30-7. Michael Henglein led all scorers for the Shamrocks with 4 points. The Shamrocks are now 7- 3 in AAU tournaments. Their next tournament is May 7 in Hooperstown, Mount Vernon.