2023 CYO 8th Grade Boys City Championship
Home Team: Holy Redeemer
Coaches: Joseph Hagedorn (Head Coach), Geraldo Mena Jr. (Asst), Senora Thirdgill (Asst)
Players: Zahir, Nicholas, Hendrik, Jonah, Yerosan, Jack, Christian, Finn, Vicente, Calvin, Julian, Christian, Arush, Dominic
Visiting Team: Valley Catholic
Coaches: Chris Boudreaux (Head Coach, Joel Frank (Asst.)
Players: Jack, Garrett, Zareh, Pavley, Pretham, Henry, Kaiyan, Jack, Brandon
Mascot: The Valiants
The first two quarters of the game were very exciting back and forth action with great play from some top talents in the eighth grade from Holy Redeemer and Valley Catholic. Unfortunately, Holy Redeemer was plagued by playing time issues and did not get all their players their mandatory playing time even after they were reminded by the CYO Basketball Commission at the beginning of the game and each quarter of the game. Finally, toward the end of the game the team worked to get all their players their required time and at that point, it was too late for strategy.
Two basic rules of CYO are 1. There is a place for everyone, no one is cut. 2. Everyone plays and in volleyball and basketball there are mandatory playing times. In basketball, each player is required to play for 8 minutes of the game. This is a full quarter. It is possible to get 20 players on a team a full quarter.
Congratulations to Valley Catholic for their win in the 2023 CYO 8th grade boys Championship.
Half Time Score: Valley Catholic 23 – Holy Redeemer 21
Quarter 3: Valley Catholic 35 – Holy Redeemer 34
Quarter 4: Valley Catholic 53 – Holy Redeemer 42