SUNDAY March 6, 2022
CYO 5th GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL
HOME TEAM: St. Pius X
COACH’S Ted Stark, Michael Liu, Marc McCullagh, Trond Williams
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Madeline, Violet, Grace, Aubrey, Alexa, Lauren, Rowynn, Madeline, Samantha, Maizy, Anna
VISITOR TEAM: Holy Redeemer
COACH’S Sonora Thirdgill, Joseph Ederer, Malik Thirdgill, Yasmin Woodard
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Edith, Jayda, Jeannemarie, Julia, Isira, Amelia, Gema, Eva, Sera
St. Pius X and Holy Redeemer split games during the season with each team taking a game from the other.
Quarter 1: Tough play for both teams St. Pius X lead at the end of one 7 – 2.
Quarter 2 – 13 – 12 Holy Redeemer
Quarter 3 – St. Pius X took the lead with the first shot of the third quarter and held on to the lead by one point at the end 17 – 16.
Quarter 4 – The Game! With 3:27 left in the fourth quarter, the score remained 17 – 16 St. Pius X. Neither team could buy a basket. The crowd was loud and supportive, the girls fought ferociously. Finally, Holy Redeemer went to the charity line and sunk two to go ahead by one point. With 2:49 left St. Pius shot a three pointer and went ahead by two points 20 – 18. Holy Redeemer stole the ball, made a lay up and tied the game 20-20 with under two minutes in the game.
St. Pius X passed the ball around on their next possession and shot a 20 footer to go ahead again 22 – 20.
Final St. Pius X 23 – Holy Redeemer 20 in what was the best game of the tournament thus far!