St. John Fisher and St. Cecilia played two great matches and today St. John Fisher took home the championship. St. Cecilia was undefeated in regular season play. Both teams showed some very good growth over the year. The fourth grade championship was a rematch from their third grade experience.
Valley Catholic Valiants win the 3rd Grade CYO Spike Championship November 19, 2022 at the Valley Catholic High School Gymnasium.
Match 1: Fighting Dutch 25 – 21
Match 2: Valley Catholic 25 – 19
Match 3: Valley Catholic 15 – 11
Each team took a match to begin the game and the final match was hard fought to the end. Two very evenly matched teams with skilled third graders who we will likely see in top level volleyball contention in the future.
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Davon, Kanelo, Christopher, Nahceem, Von’ye, Samuel, Jehiel, Bennett, Elijah, Isaac
VISITING TEAM: St. Pius X “The Cougars”
COACH’S: Douglas Post, Kelly Grant, Loren Hotchkiss
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Sam, Conor, Nicolas, William, Michael, Elliott, Alex
Q1: St. Pius X came out to the early lead making some great shots while St. Andrew Nativity paid the price with some turnovers. End of quarter 12 – 6 St. Pius X.
Q2: St. Pius added several three pointers during the course of the quarter. St. Andrew struggled with missed shots and turnovers. 34 – 16 St. Pius X.
Q3: St. Andrew came out on fire scoring 7 points in 2 minutes, getting the rebounds on the other end and playing great defense. St. Pius finally answered with a three point to bring the score to 39 – 23. With 2 minutes left in the third quarter, St. Andrew had brought the score within 9 points at 30 – 39. End of third quarter score: St. Pius X 39 – St. Andrew Nativity 34.
Q4: The Game. A technical foul on St. Pius X followed by a technical foul on St. Andrew Nativity set the tone for the fourth quarter. After the technical fouls were shot, the Panthers went into a stall game to maintain a five point lead 44 – 39. St. Andrew Nativity answered with a foul fest which extended time and the final score St. Pius X 51 and St. Andrew Nativity 45.
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Arsema, Elizabeth, Caroline, Cailyn, Keira, Ava, Ruby, Abby, Finley, Lucy, Alexis, Teresa
VISITING TEAM: Valley Catholic “The Valiants”
COACH’S: Zach Bromert, Frank McKeen
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Claire, Hannah, Leah B., Meghan, Avery, Malia, Louisa,
Leah N., Grace, Stephanie, Natalie
Q1: Tough defense on both teams, no scoring until second half of the first quarter. Christ the King was scoreless until under two minutes in the first quarter. The teams ended the quarter Valley Catholic 4, Christ the King 3
Q2: With 3 minutes left in the half, Christ the King tied the game at 6 – 6. Christ the King gained some momentum and outscored the Valiants 10 -6 to end the half.
Q3: Intense play by both teams with little penetration toward the hoop. A lot of athleticism on both teams with great defense closing out most scoring attempts. The Lions capitalized on the Valiants endless turnovers. End of quarter Christ the King 15, Valley Catholic 10.
Q4: The Valiants had a momentum burst and brought the game within 3 points. Turnovers vexed them throughout the game and end of game fouling sent the Lions to the charity line to add points. Two very balanced teams the Lions were victorious today 22 – 14. FINAL
PLAYER FIRST NAMES:P Collin, Sean, Aiden, Alec, Brady, Kellan, Zach, Austin, Brandon, Olly
VISITING TEAM: St. Anthony (Tigard)
COACH’S: Raymunc Baluyut, Michael Shan
PLAYER FIRST NAMES: Shay, William, Boden, Cole, Garrett, Michael, Jakob, Michael, Derek
The game between these two teams was tied at the end of the first quarter 10 – 10 and close as the game went into half time.
An exciting game with St. Pius X staying close enough to keep the game interesting against a very good shooting St. Anthony that maintained a 10 point margin most of the second half. Today, St. Anthony had the upper hand and ended the game with a 64 – 53 final score.
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!
St. Therese came out to the early lead. In the second quarter, the Madeleine went ahead and continued to build a lead and didn’t stop.
The Madeleine team played in the championships the last 3 years and came in second. This year, their fourth year, they won the championship! Congratulations to both teams for having made it to the big dance!
With 2:41 left in the second quarter, All Saints tied the score 16 – 16.
After trailing most of the third quarter, St. John Fisher brings it within one in the final quarter with 3:53 left to play.
With 26 seconds left in the game, St. John Fisher’s Lilly tied the game at 36-36 with a swisher from 12’ out. Lilly fouled out shortly after giving All Saints’ Shannon two charity tries with 1.6 seconds left on the clock. She missed both shots taking the game into a 2:00 overtime.
All Saints 32, Shannon, got the tip, took a shot, missed it, followed up and scored 2.
St. John Fisher lost the ball on their possession to a travel but rebounded from All Saints failing to score. All Saints turned the ball over to St. John fisher with 50 seconds left. St. John Fisher’s Cayton sunk a 3 pointer to go ahead by one with 28 seconds on the clock!
With 5.3 seconds on the clock, the ball went to St. John Fisher. The Cardinals were able to hold off All Saints for 5 seconds to win the game.
One of the best games in the tournament, both teams kept it very close and exciting.
CYO wishes the young women the very best as they move on to high school next year!