CYO 8th Grade Girls City Championships St. Francis vs St. Clare…

March 11, 2018

CYO City Basketball Championships

Home Team: St. Francis, Sherwood (White)

Coach(s): Mary Beth Bowman, Eric Pitt, Leroy Wagner

Player first names: Sophia, Darynne, Keeley, Victoria, Leanna, Gisela, Carmela



Visiting Team: St. Clare (Red)

Coaches: Barbara Harkins, Bethany Macneur

Players: Maura, Megan, Eliza, Michelle, Lauren, Alexa, Sophie, Fiona, Gillian, Gia, Charlotte, Makena




Q1: 14 – 7 St. Francis Sherwood

Q2: 26 – 13 St. Francis Sherwood

Q3: 39 – 24 St. Francis Sherwood

Q4: 44-42 St. Francis Sherwood


Game Highlights:

  • Francis came out to the early lead and kept St. Clare at bay though out the first quarter.
  • Francis widened the lead in the second quarter with a 13-point margin going into the half.
  • Sophia put in 4 points at the end of the half to widen the gap for St. Francis.
  • Clare moved the ball to their end often but could not get the shots to fall.
  • Francis continued to put on the pressure but with 3 minutes left in the third, St. Clare ignited and desperately attempted to catch up some ground.
  • Lauren #14 for the St. Clare Dragons fouled out with 2:20 left in the game.
  • Left unchecked, St. Francis took advantage of their opportunities
  • Clare at the other end could not get the ball to drop in the bucket! Rebound St. Francis!
  • With five seconds in the 3rd quarter, #20, Charlotte put in two for the Dragons and drew a foul
  • With 2:43 left in the game, St. Clare mounted another comeback getting within 7 points. Now the game will get really interesting!
  • With 1:40 left in the game, #23 and #44 Gigi played keep away on the St. Francis end of the court until the Dragons forced a foul.
  • At 1:05 the Dragons scored coming within 6 points!
  • At 10.9 seconds, the Dragons come within 2 and #44 goes to the line to shoot 1 and 1 for St. Francis. She misses, St. Francis gets the ball.
  • At 7.9 St. Francis goes to the charity line again to shoot two. Score…Score
  • One shot left Dragons # 4 drives to the hoop and scores for 2!
  • An amazing game that brought the entire crowd to their feet!

FINAL: 44 – 42 St. Francis Sherwood

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