Pee Wee H, Rookies Win Playoff Games
The SFDS girls basketball teams began their playoffs last weekend with much success. Pee Wee H defeated Queen of Peace 14-9 and next faces OLBS Saturday, 2:00 p.m., at Corpus Christi.
Pee Wee G fell to St. Adalbert and will now focus on preparing for the Peggy Boyle Tournament. The Novices opened with a 30-4 win over Corpus Christi and now take on St. Matthias at Martin Luther HS this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The Bantams advanced when Holy Trinity failed to show for their game. They play St. Luke at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Mary Mother of Jesus.
The Rookies beat Sacred Heart Bayside 36-5 and are now into the quarterfinals on Saturday against Our Lady of the Snows. The game is at St. Patrick at 5:00 p.m. The Intermediates beat St. Ann 39-18 and now have a tough road beginning against Our Lady of Hope on Sunday, 2:00 p.m., at St. Ann.
In regular season action, the Bantam boys defeated St. Helen 39-23. Aidan Donahue led all scoring with 13 points. Timmy Connolly followed with 8 points.
TJ Powderly defined the point guard position with 6 assists and all around heads-up play. John Resker and Joe O’Connor played tenacious defense and Kenny Dean was strong on the boards.
SFDS PeeWee Blue extended its CYO record to 12-0 with wins over Sacred Heart and OLPH this past weekend. After playing last Wednesday at halftime of the St. Johns/ West Virginia game at Madison Square Garden, the boys were primed to play ball.
They stormed out against Sacred Heart on Saturday and never looked back, winning 26-4. Danny Endall had the hot hand once again scoring eight points while Kyle Cornish and Terence Marten both contributed points. Aggressive defense once again caused many turnovers with Mike Demarco and Joe Tammaro controlling the front court and Christian Agoglia and Joe Featherston working the boards.
On Sunday, the boys faced a tough OLPH squad but outlasted them, winning 22-14. SFDS got off many good shots but the rim seemed to have a lid on it. Jason Moore found the basket early, and great play by Cooper Nagel, Christian Zirino and Ian Byrne kept SFDS in the game. In the third, Dillon Ostrander sparked the team and later on Kyle Duffy got hot and helped secure the win.
On Saturday, the boys will play at half time of the Fordham University-George Washington game up at Rose Hill.