Valley Catholic and St. Anthony played a very enjoyable game for the CYO 2016 8th Grade Boys Basketball Title. Valley Catholic ended the third quarter with a 16 point lead. By the end of the game there was a four point difference and a lot of excitement and turmoil depending on which team you were following at any given moment!
With 25 seconds left in the game, it could have gone either direction as St. Anthony crept within 3. Andy Alfieri sunk 2 crucial shots under pressure to put the Valiants ahead 52 to 46. He added two more points immediately on another foul by St. Anthony.
FINAL: 54 – 49 Valley Catholic
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
The Holy Trinity vs St. Anthony 7th Grade Boys basketball game began with a lot of back and forth action and several lead changes.
The Holy Trinity Fan Club is a force to be reckoned with! A sea of Red, clever signs with slogans and commitment to their teams! They are a presence and are commended for their spirit!
The spirit of the Holy Trinity Fan club was lit at the end of the third and beginning of fourth quarters in the game when #1, James Lang lead a scoring charge. Number 24, Charles Pickard was a force through out the game, able to score from anywhere near the basket whenever the ball was fed to him.
Lots of talent on both teams! A great game to watch.
FINAL: 46-26 Holy Trinity
Fast paced action on the court described the play of the sixth grade girls at work in the championship basketball tournament game at Valley Catholic School. Lots of shots while working out the jitters produced a 4-4 score at the end of the first quarter.
Lots of traveling on both teams caused multiple turnovers. Missed layups was another theme. Good free throw shooting and well taught fundamentals will evolve into some great teams as these girls develop skills and mature.
Sherwood established a consistent 8 – 10 point lead in the fourth quarter.
FINAL 32 – 21 St. Francis (Sherwood)
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.
The All Saints 5th Grade Girls had height in their favor in the CYO City Championship game against the Cathedral girls (photo unavailable). The contest was played March 6th at Valley Catholic in Beaverton, OR. Both teams played a good game and it was enjoyable to watch.
The final score was 30 – 16.
What looked to be a slow moving game in the beginning with a 20 – 14 margin at half time turned into an exciting contest with a score of 22-22 at the third quarter! St. Clare couldn’t miss in the first half and St. Pius had the hot shots in the third quarter outscoring St. Clare 7 to 2.
With 2 minutes to go and St. Pius X in a situation of “must foul” to have a chance, St. Clare pulled away by 7. Great game to watch.
Enthusiastic St. Clare 5th grade boys win the CYO City Basketball Championship 2016.
St. PIus X Panthers played a great game against St. Clare in the CYO City Basketball tournament March 2016 at Valley Catholic School.
Holy Family from Portland, OR., won the CYO City basketball championship March 6th, 2016 in a close contest with Holy Trinity from Beaverton, OR. The City Championship Finals were held at Valley Catholic School.
With 30 seconds to go in the third quarter, Holy Trinity went ahead by 1 point and had trailed since the second quarter.
With 14.2 seconds left in the third quarter, Holy Trinity went ahead by three points.
In the fourth quarter, tied at 34 – 34 with 2:40 remaining, Holy Family went ahead on a free throw. The game was tied again with 1.08 remaining! Holy Family #5 put them ahead on a 2 point score and Holy Trinity did not have time to respond.
A GREAT game for all in attendance!
Holy Trinity School from Beaverton, Oregon came into the CYO City Basketball Championship tournament undefeated in regular play. While the game started out as a runaway, the Madeleine came back in the second half of the third parter scoring 6 points in less than a minute to come within 3.
Too many traveling calls and double dribbles kept them from advancing further. As both teams continue to develop their skills they will become forces to be reckoned with!
A 30 second comeback sparked a barnstormer of a finish in the 3rd grade boys Championship game as the Madeleine team scored 7 points in under a minute. They came within 3 points with 20 seconds left in the game but fouling to buy time resulted in a 4 point loss to St. John the Baptist.
FINAL: St. John the Baptist 27