SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2022
3RD & 4TH GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL
HOME TEAM: St. Pius X
COACH’S: Karie Conner, Anna Martin, Michael Liu, Kennard McClennan
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Philomena, Charline, Layla, Ava, Layla, Natalia, Audrey, Reese, Gabrielle
VISITING TEAM: St. Anthony
COACH’S: Charles Keller, Alex Umbdenstock
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Lea, Sloane, Holly, Caroline, Camryn, Zoe, Hadley, Brielle, Emi
Quarter 1: Lots of back-and-forth play with several shots that were close but missed the mark. Great ball skills being developed on both teams with obvious look at some great future athletes. With less than a minute in the game, Caroline scored on a 20-foot shot to end the quarter 2-0 St. Anthony.
Quarter 2: St. Pius X went ahead in the second quarter with a 4-point run while St. Anthony put in an extra point to bring the score to 4-3 St. Pius X with 3:25 left in the quarter. With 10 seconds left in the half with a tied game of 5-5, St. Pius X Leila scored on a breakaway for two at the buzzer leading 7-5 at the half.
One of the most exciting 3rd grade games this writer has watched, the score was 10 – 10 with 2:47 left in the 3rd quarter. At the buzzer, St. Pius X increased the lead by 5 with a quarter ending score of 15 to 10.
A lot of energy was expended by both teams in the fourth quarter steals, shots, lots of missed attempts but plenty of attempts. At the end of the game the score stood 21 – 14 in favor of St. Pius X. Both teams played an incredible game