March 12, 2017
7th Grade Boys CYO Championship Basketball
Coach: Adam Miller
Players: Benjamin, Zachary, Ethan, Jordan, Ryoma, Jordan, Jonathan, Luke, Kavish, Reynard
St. Pius X
Coach: Jonas Cisneros, Lawrence Hart, Loren Hotchkiss
Players: Russell, Tyler, Josh, Parker, Ryan, Jonathan, Matthew, Drew, Carter, Luke, Jacob, Dylan
Quarter 1: Back and forth, lots of running 7-4 Valley Catholic
Quarter 2: Quick pace up and down the floor by two very agile teams of boys. Bucket success favored Valley Catholic ending the quarter 21 – 8.
Quarter 3: St. Pius X made traction toward catching up and making it an exciting fourth quarter set up with their 3-poing last second shot finishing the quarter with a 26-22 Valley Catholic lead.
Quarter 4: An exciting battle between both teams with fast action, quick passes but loaded also with turnovers and lost balls. Ethan’s 3-point shots were critical. With two minutes left in the game, St. Pius X began the foul strategy to provide opportunities. With 1:42 Valley held the lead at 38 – 33. Valley Catholic’s Ben had two free throws with 1:25 left in the game which, if missed would have opened a door for the charging St. Pius team to enter. Ben closed the door with two buckets and St. Pius X could not get the traction going to open it up again.
FINAL: 43 – 33 Valley Catholic