CYO 7 Girls City Champs Holy Redeemer

March 10, 2019

CYO City Basketball Championships

Home Team: Holy Redeemer

Coach(s): Sonora Thirdgill, Joe Marx

Player first names: Havana, Kennedy, Sophia, Batly, Julianne, Cassie, Yasmin, Layla

Visiting Team: St. Pius X

Coaches: Chris Philippi, Geoff Waters

Players: Kaitlyn, Ava, Lil, Abhey, Audrey, Mia, Gabby, Olivia, Lana, Sophia, Lana

Scores:

Q1: 4-0 Holy Redeemer

Q2: 12 – 5 Holy Redeemer

Q3: 17 – 17

Q4: 30 – 29 Holy Redeemer

Game Highlights:

  • Holy Redeemer lead the first half comfortably.  With two minutes left in the third quarter, St. Pius X tied the score at 17 – 17.
  • Fourth Quarter: Holy Redeemer jumped out to a four point lead.  With six minutes left in the quarter, St Pius X sunk one of two free throws then missed to crucial shots from the rebound.
  • Holy Redeemer added a free throw point and Yasmin, added two points under the basket to advance 26 – 18.  
  • St. Pius X got cold as fast as they got hot with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Ava added two points to bring St. Pius back to the game.  Gabby added two more on a breakaway to bring St. Pius within 4 points!  Hot again!
  • With 47 seconds, St. Pius X #50, Olivia missed a free throw but Audrey rebounded and put it up for two to bring the game within 2.
  • Yasmin went to the line for Holy Redeemer with 38 seconds left and missed both shots. Pius X pounded down the floor had two opportunities to tie but the ball bounced off the rim.
  • Holy Redeemer went to the line again as Sophia prepped for 1 and 1.  Sunk 1 to lead by three.  Time out St. Pius X, 10.1 seconds left in the game.
  • With a few seconds left, St. Pius #15, Mia, shot and made a three pointer.  The crowd went crazy!  Tied the game!  Holy Redeemer’s #3 was fouled and got two shots. Sunk one, 30 – 29 Redeemer. Time out St. Pius X one second left!
  • St. Pius X inbounded with one second left, the ball went out of bounds and that was all she wrote!
  • A terrific game by both teams!  By far the best of the tournament games thus far! 

FINAL: Holy Redeemer 30 – 29

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