CYO 7th Girls Championships – St. Clare? Holy Redeemer?…


March 12, 2017

7th Grade Girls

St. Clare (White)

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Coaches: Bethany MacNeur & Barbara Harkins

Players: Maura, Megan, Michelle, Lauren, Lexie, Sophie, Fiona, Gillian, Gia, Makena

 

Holy Redeemer

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Coaches: John Farra & Brian Grant

Players: Adriana, Maria, Ilena, Maggie, Megan, Willa, Myelle, Lizeth

 

FIRST QUARTER: St. Clare jumped out to a 4-0 lead early in the first quarter holding Holy Redeemer scoreless until the final minutes when they evened the score at 4-4.  With .6 of a second remaining on the clock, Holy Redeemer drew a foul.  Final quarter score: Tied 4-4

SECOND QUARTER: Holy Redeemer took control of the game adding two hoops to the score and outpacing St. Clare 8-4.  St. Clare added three buckets in the second quarter but were in the red at the half time buzzer as Holy Redeemer put 13 points on the board. Final second quarter: 17 – 10 Holy Redeemer.

THIRD QUARTER: St. Clare missed to early free throws but came back with a two pointer in the first minute of play to reduce the deficit to 5.  With 5:25 to go, St. Clare had held Holy Redeemer scoreless, going ahead by a point 18-17.  The crowd roared!  Not a team to cower, Holy Redeemer sunk a 3 pointer to go ahead by 2.

FOURTH QUARTER: St. Clare quickly answered with their own two points to tie it up and we were in the midst of a barnburner for sure!  St. Clare added another two with 2:20 in the game to go ahead by 2-22-20!  With 1:11 in the game, Holy Redeemer drew a foul but could not convert.  Last minute helter skelter and long passes contributed to turnovers by both teams.  St. Clare went to the line to shoot 1 and 1 but could not convert.  Holy Redeemer dribbled the floor twice looking for a go ahead score, successful on the second attempt leaving 22.2 on the clock and two points ahead 24 – 22.  St. Clare strategized for the last several seconds of the game for the final basket to tie.  Lauren drew a foul for St. Clare and sunk the first shot.  She missed the second basket and that was all she wrote.

FINAL 24 – 23 Holy Redeemer.

All Saints Girls win CYO 8th Grade BXB Title


All Saints range of talent from Claire Bass, Anna Patterson and Tiana Abraham made it difficult for St. Anthony to make traction in the CYO City Championship game.  St. Anthony, to their credit hung in and even brought the game within 5 points in the second half.  A great game to watch.

FINAL: 46-31 All Saints

8 Girls City 2016 1st All Saints

CYO Club All Saints wins the City Basketball Championship March 13, 2016 for 8th Grade Girls.

8 Girls City 2016 2nd St. Anthony

St. Anthony 8th Grade Girls take second place in the CYO City Basketball Championships 2016

CYO 6 Boys City Championship Nativity vs Valley Catholic


St. Andrew Nativity defeated Valley Catholic twice in regular season play and came out with a quick scoring spurt in the first quarter of the CYO City Championship 6th grade game.  Nativity outscored Valley Catholic 15 – 9 in the first quarter.  In the second quarter, Valley Catholic came back and tied the game 20 – 20 before an end of half run by Nativity finishing the half 30 – 24.

Nativity was quick and able to drive the basket yet Valley Catholic stayed within 5 points through the third quarter through patient set ups and 3 point shooting.  The third quarter ended 41 – 37 Nativity.

The last three minutes of the game was a St. Andrew Nativity runaway.  Valley Catholic could not drop the ball.  The slight height advantage and skill of #30 Dondrae Fair could not be equaled by Valley Catholic, though Valley’s #33, Reynard Wan played a masterful game getting 10+ points for the Valiants with his under the basket power plays.

6 Boys City 2016 1st St. Andrew Nativity

St. Andrew Nativity 6th Grade Boys win the 2016 City Championship game against Valley Catholic March 12, 2016

6 Boys City 2016 2nd Valley Catholic

Valley Catholic 6th Grade boys place second in the 2016 CYO City Basketball Championships March 12 against St. Andrew Nativity.

7 Boys CYO City BXB Championship Valley Catholic vs St. Pius X


7th Grade Boys City Championship

Home: St. Pius X

Away: Valley Catholic

Q1:      7 – 5 St. Pius X

Q2:      19 – 18 St. Pius X

Q3:      26 – 29 Valley Catholic

Q4:      38 – 35 St. Pius X FINAL

Highlights

Two well matched teams excellent defensive skills. Game differential was not more than 5 points most of the game. A fun game to watch from beginning to end where the score was tied 33 to 33 until the last 30 seconds when St. Pius scored 2. Valley Catholic answered with their own two points and with 19 seconds left, St. Pius called a timeout. St. Pius scored with 7 seconds left and Valley could not answer at their end of the court. Great game by both teams.

St. Pius X wins the CYO City BXB Championship for 7th Grade Boys 2015

St. Pius X wins the CYO City BXB Championship for 7th Grade Boys 2015

Valley Catholis wins second place in the CYO City BXB Championship for 7th Grade Boys 2015

Valley Catholis wins second place in the CYO City BXB Championship for 7th Grade Boys 2015

Historic 6X CYO City Championship Overtime 6th Grade Girls St. Pius X vs St. John Fisher


Saturday March 14, 2015

6th Grade Girls City Championship

Home: St. John Fisher (White) Kevin Grant, Tracie Napoli

Away: St. Pius X (Black) John Naro & Olyz Kurkoski

Q1:      8 – 2 St. John Fisher

Q2:      14 – 11 St. John Fisher

Q3:      24 – 19 St. John Fisher

Q4:      35 – 33 St. PIus X FINAL

Highlights:

St. John Fisher going for their fourth championship in a row. St. Pius X trailed the entire game going ahead by three in the fourth quarter following a three point shot by Mackenzie Naro. St. John Fisher answered with a three pointer of their own, to go ahead by one! Josie Napoli (SJF) fouled out with three minutes left in the game. Lucy Menendez went out of the game after a slight collision resulting in a foul and free throws for St. Pius X. St. Pius X leads at 29-31 with 2:06 left in the game. With 5.2 seconds left in the game, Lola Talalemotu ties the game at 31 with a clutch shot under the basket!

OVERTIME!

32 for Pius 2

Twin for SJF 2

44 Pius fouls out!

11.9 seconds time out Pius X

St. Pius X inbounds sets up for a 2 pointer and misses

DOUBLE OVERTIME!!33 – 33

TRIPLE OVERTIME!!! 33 – 33

6.9 seconds left St. Pius takes out the ball and misses

QUADRUPLE OVERTIME!!!!

Both teams had a chance and missed!!!

FIFTH OVERTIME!!!!!

SJF wins the jump ball and moves the ball around the court and commits a double dribble

St. Pius misses their shot then SJF losses the ball out of bounds

9.4 seconds left

SIXTH OVERTIME!!!!!!

SJF wins the jump and commits another double dribble.

Foul against SJF with 33 shooting for Pius X

Sinks One

Sinks Two

HERO!!!

SJF has the ball 35 seconds and a time out!

St. Pius X 35 – 33

THE END!

6G1SPX 6G2SJF

Holy Family vs St. Agatha 8th Grade Girls CYO BXB for third and fifth in City 2015


8th Grade Girls third and fifth place CYO BXB City

Home: St. Agatha – Coaches: Kelli Sullivan, Shannon Ellison

Away: Holy Family – Coaches: Alan Young, Kevin Ramsey

Q1:      10 – 8   St. Agatha

Q2:      19 – 12 St. Agatha

Q3:      23 – 23 Tied at third quarter!

Q4:      30 – 28 St. Agatha FINAL

Highlights

St. Agatha led the first three quarters by a small margin. Holy Family stayed close and tied the third quarter with less than a minute to play. As in most games, the fourth quarter was the game, both teams inspired by the final 8 minutes of play. The lead changed a few times before St. Agatha went ahead by three with 1 minute left to play. Holy Family had several opportunities to reclaim the lead including several free throws in the last 45 seconds but missed three of four. St. Agatha won 30 – 28.

St. Agatha 8th Grade Girls win third in CYO BXB City Tournament

St. Agatha 8th Grade Girls win third in CYO BXB City Tournament

Holy Family 8th Grade Girls win fifth place in CYO City BXB Championship 2015

Holy Family 8th Grade Girls win fifth place in CYO City BXB Championship 2015

Christ the King vs St. Andrew Nativity for 3rd Place in the CYO City BXB Championship


7th Grade Girls Third and Fifth CYO City BXB  Finals 

Christ the King 7th Grade Girls win third place in the CYO City BXB Championships 2015 at Valley Catholic High School.

Christ the King 7th Grade Girls win third place in the CYO City BXB Championships 2015 at Valley Catholic High School.

St. Andrew Nativity 6th Grade Girls win Fifth place in the CYO City BXB Championships March 14, 2015.

St. Andrew Nativity 7th Grade Girls win Fifth place in the CYO City BXB Championships March 14, 2015.

Home: Christ the King – Greg Smith & Rob Scherzinger

Away: St. Andrew Nativity – Mark Olmsted

Q1:      10 – 2 Christ the King

Q2:      22-9    Christ the King

Q3:      28 – 14 Christ the King

Q4:      36 – 17 Christ the King FINAL

Highlights

Christ the King came out to a quick lead in the first quarter but St. Andrew Nativity stayed in the game with tough defense. Christ the King #50 showed remarkable shooting skills and was generous passing the ball as well. Great defensive plays and three-point shooting by St. Andrew Nativity # 2 Justece.

OFFICIALS…..I Respect and Appreciate Them!


As we enter into the last weekend of basketball, I would be negligent if I did not mention the contribution of Rick Skayhan’s Basketball Officiating program.  Ref Corps is the name of the program our officials sign up through.  Ref Corps was begun a few years ago when CYO transferred management of officials to Rick Skayhan, avid CYO supporter.

Nothing is as controversial as an official!  That may be an understatement!  CYO believes in teaching young people to become officials primarily because we are the “Catholic Youth Organization.”  Everyone has to start somewhere and in my opinion, if you cannot get a good start at CYO then where can you?

Officiating takes a special person.  You have to have the courage to go out on the court and make the tough calls.  You have to deal with the crowd who collectively have many more eyeballs than you do and see much more than you are able to see with only two eyeballs!  Additionally the coaches, players and spectators bring a wide range of variables to every game.

CYO is as dependent upon the officials willingness to officiate as we are on the coaches willingness to coach.  The young people who have been stepping forward to learn to become officials are great kids.  If they are able to make it through the first year or two, they will realize what a gift officiating is to them.

Officiating develops characteristics in youth that contribute to strong character.  It will help establish personal boundaries that may one day pay off  in a tough situation.  Officials are better equipped to say “no” when necessary.  Some people are too afraid to say “no.”  What a great gift to send your son or daughter off to college with!

Thank you to all of our officials who have helped us out with Football, Volleyball and basketball this year.  Several Track and Field Officials are needed this spring so be sure to contact Rick Skayhan at Ref Corps if you are interested.  Four track meets per Saturday throughout April with Championships in May.

Sr. Krista and CYO Official, Kyle Garcia at the CYO Championships 2015

Sr. Krista and CYO Official, Kyle Garcia at the CYO Championships 2015

Ronnie Ford, CYO Basketball and Football official for 15 years

Ronnie Ford, CYO Basketball and Football official for 15 years

Rick Skayhan visits with two of the officials he has coached up through the program at the CYO Championships 2015

Rick Skayhan visits with Casey Nicholl and Riley Pendergast, two officials he has coached up through the Ref Corps Officiating program.

Who’s Coaching CYO Basketball? For Riehl?


T.R. Riehl hails from Heppner, OR where he played fullback and linebacker on the Heppner High School State Championship Football Team!  Today, he coaches his children and others in a variety of CYO sports including Football and Basketball.  THANKS T.R. for your contribution to youth in the CYO program!

T.R. Riehl coaches CYO Basketball at Christ the King.

T.R. Riehl coaches CYO Basketball at Christ the King.

Thank you, Members of the CYO Basketball Commission!


Basketball Commission Members provide a variety of services to CYO.  They attend championship games, track playing time, go to games where a CYO presence may be needed and really help the program out where controversy may be a factor.  We are indebted to all of the members for their dedication and help.  We are always looking for members of our CYO Commissions.  Call the CYO Office at 503-231-9484 and let us know if you are interested in helping.

Joe Pisaneschi, Bethany MacNeur, Jenna Bass (CYO Director of Basketball) and George Weivoda are three of the Basketball Commission Members who helped out on Sunday at the championship games.

Joe Pisaneschi, Bethany MacNeur, Jenna Bass (CYO Director of Basketball) and George Weivoda are three of the Basketball Commission Members who helped out on Sunday at the championship games.