March 3, 2019
CYO City Basketball Championships
Home Team: St. Joseph (Vancouver)
Coach(s): Scott George, Maria George
Player first names: Brady, Treynor, Ricardo, John, Michael, Joseph, Tyler, Zack
Visiting Team: All Saints
Coaches: Ron Depalma, Jon Spoelstra
Players: Emmett, Ryan, Lucas, Lou, Samson, Garrett, Alonzo, Aidam, Zach, Peter
Q1: 9-8 – St. Joseph
Q2: 16 – 18 St. Joseph
Q3: 29 – 26 St. Joseph
Q4: 39 – 36 St. Joseph
- A tight, evenly balanced contest between two great teams with similar skills and coaching. With 1:20 left in the game St. Josephs #23 sunk two free throws to tie the game at 34 apiece. With 19 seconds left in the game, All Saints had possession and called a timeout to strategize their final play. The play did not materialize and St. Joseph’s got the ball with 1.5 seconds and called for a time out. A perfectly executed “close” shot almost won the game for St. Joseph but instead it went into a two-minute overtime.
- St. Joseph grabbed the tip and carefully worked the ball around but it was lost in a tie up and possession went to All Saints. Alonzo Metz attempted a score, missed and rebound to St. Josephs with 1:25 remaining on the clock. All Saints fouled St. Joseph on the inbound. St. Joseph’s #10 sunk a shot from near the free throw line to go ahead by 2. Depalma tried twice to score on two close shots. Ryan Davis was fouled and sunk two points for All Saints.
- St. Joseph regained the ball with 35 seconds left, worked the ball around and #4 sunk a three pointer. Ryan Davis was again fouled and missed his one on one. Ball went out of bounds on All Saints and time out was called with 6 seconds remaining 39 – 36 St. Joseph.
- All Saints made-an-attempt at a long shot but fell short today. A great game by both teams.
FINAL: St. Joseph 39 – 36