SFDS Teams Advance In Playoffs
The CYO Boys Basketball playoffs continued this past weekend. SFDS Pee Wee Blue improved its CYO record to 16-0 and advanced to the Diocesan quarterfinals with a 31-26 victory this past Saturday over Our Lady Angelus.
SFDS jumped out to a quick four point lead and never gave it up in a close fought battle. Danny Endall had a strong first quarter scoring four points while Ian Byrne did a great job distributing the ball and running the point.
Dillon Ostrander had an outstanding first half scoring nine of his thirteen points. SFDS held a potent OLA team to five second quarter points to close out the half leading 17-13. In the second half the defense once again played outstanding and would not give up the middle to a quicker OLA offensive unit. The SFDS big men held there own against a larger front line with strong rebounding by Kyle Duffy and James Agoglia, who also poured in four points.
Down 23-17 to start the fourth quarter OLA tried to mount a comeback but SFDS went point for point to maintain its seven point lead. Kyle Cornish sealed the game with a corner shot off the glass to put the game out of reach. Corpus Christi will be their opponent this Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Hope. The Pee Wee Gold also advanced with a win over St. Margaret and now plays St. Joseph on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Cathedral Prep.
The Bantam Boys were eliminated from the playoffs losing to St. Rose 48- 38. Although St. Francis led by four points at the half, early foul trouble prevented them from keeping the lead going into the fourth quarter. Jag Guidarelli played his best game of the season, scoring 14 points on drives from the high post. John Moran and Aidan Donahue were good for 9 and 8 points respectively. Timmy Connolly was the best rebounder on the court.
The Novice boys lost a tough one to St. Patrick.
The Peggy Boyle Tournament is into the homestretch now. Games this Sunday and Monday will set up the championship games on Saturday, March 24. In the Subnovice division, St. Hedwig, Floral Park awaits the winner of Sunday’s 4:00 p.m. game between SFDS-L and SFDS-M. St. Adalbert in Elmhurst has advanced to the championship of the Pee Wee division.
SFDS-H plays St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday to determine their opponent. SFDS Novice girls defeated Our Lady of Lourdes, Queens Village to get to the championship game. Lourdes will now play Mary’s Nativity, Flushing on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. for a chance at a rematch in the championship.
The Bantam likewise beat Good Shepherd, Marine Park who will now have to play St. Rose of Lima, Massapequa on Monday at 7:00 p.m. Monday’s 6 p.m. game will be a rematch of the Rookie Diocesan Championship game between SFDS and St. Adalbert. The winner will play Blessed Sacrament from Staten Island in the championship.
Sunday night will finish with the Intermediate Winner’s bracket final between St. Stans, Maspeth and Our Lady of Lourdes at 7:00 p.m. The winner goes onto the championship. The loser comes back at 8:00 p.m. on Monday to play St. Margaret, from Middle Village for the other spot in the championship game.