The team was led by the dynamic scoring of Karl Cesar and Mark Spano, each of whom had multiple scoring games. Christopher Duncan and Theresa Conway also scored goals during the season. Paul Neoit, Conor Maher and Tara ORourke also played well offensively with each just missing goals on several occasions.
Chris DeMarco, Zachary Sharadeddin, Anna Maria Plato, Daniel Goetz, Param David and Puran Rashi all played great defense and also played outstanding in goal when called upon.
The children ended a great season with a pizza party where fun was had by all. The coaches would like to say thanks to all the parents for their support and for a fun season.
OLS Rookies girls improve to 6-1
The OLS Rookie seventh-grade girls improved their record to 6-1 over the weekend with wins over American Martyrs, 35-12, and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 27-8.
The American Martyrs win was a strong offensive combined effort led by Londyn McCormick (10), Sue Garrett (9), Christine Verickamakal (8), Jennifer Francis (6) and Lauren Gately (2). Contributing to the strong defensive effort were Krissy Amorese, Jennie Murawski, Kristen Fitzgerald and Deana Forero.
The Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament victory saw the team struggle to a difficult 8-8 halftime score, Then the strong effort of the defense truly took control in the second half. Major contributors were Jennifer Francis, Londyn McCormick, Krissy Amorese, Sue Garrett and Lauren Gately. The second half offensive effort was headed by Londyn McCormick (8), Krissy Amorese (4) and Sue Garrett (4).
Novice B girls drop pair
The OLS fifth-grade girls were hoping to improve on a 38-8 drubbing at the hands of St. Anns of Flushing and they did just that, losing 20-7. Employing a triangle-and-two defense helped, as St Anns led only 6-2 at halftime. Several defensive lapses early in the third quarter enabled St Anns to open up a 16-5 lead heading to the fourth quarter. Divya Johnson led OLS with four points. Valerie Villaneuva and Sarah Lagasca also scored for OLS. Danielle Petrone played a strong game at point guard, making many fine passes.
On Sunday, the team travelled to Queens Village to face Our Lady of Lourdes. The team trailed only 6-4 at the half, but Lourdes ran away in the second half to a 20-10 win. Danielle Carberry played a strong game and scored four points. Sarah Lagasca also scored four for OLS. Jennifer Maurers basket rounded out the Snows scoring. Valerie Villanueva continued to improve her play.
Novice A team suffers first loss to St. Gregorys, 11-10
In a battle of unbeaten teams, St. Gregorys came out on top 11-10 to claim sole possession of first place in the Flushing East Division. Snows Nicky Kaouris regained possession with just about three seconds left and streaked the length of the floor, but the final horn sounded just as Nicky went up for a potential game-winning layup. Although she sank the shot, she was a split second too late and OLS fell just short.
The game was a see-saw battle with St. Gregs jumping out to a 4-0 first-quarter lead before OLS came back to grab a 6-4 lead at the end of the period St. Gregs retook the lead at 8-6, but Snows came back and led 9-8 at halftime.
The second half was a mistake-filled defensive struggle with neither team taking charge as the game was tied at 9-9 heading to the fourth quarter. Nicole Weinman hit the front end of a one-and-one to give OLS a brief one-point lead with about 1:30 remaining, but St. Gregorys Emily Harms sank the only field goal of the second half with just more than a minute left to give the Bellerose team their final margin of victory. Nicky Kaouris led Snows with six points. Tina Khiani and Nicole Weinman scored two points each.
On Saturday, the Snows squad battled to a 19-11 win at Sts. Joachim & Anne in Queens Village. At one point in the third quarter, the Queens Village team rallied to pull within 13-11, but baskets by Nicole Weinman,and sisters Jessica and Christine Wrynn iced the teams fifth win. Nicole Weinman led OLS with six points in the game. Christine Wrynn tallied four, Adara Simonelli added three points and Nicky Kaouris, Michelle Gasperetti and Jessica Wrynn also scored for OLS.
Sixth-graders fall to St. Gregs
The Our Lady of the Snows sixth-grade boys team lost their first game of the season on Sunday to a tough St. Greg's team, 20 -11. St. Gregs jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first three minutes before the Snows boys settled down and began to play defense. To their credit the OLS team never gave up, they played with heart and determination the rest of the way, allowing St. Gregs to score only 10 additional points.
Leading the scoring for Snows was Brian Biscotti and Jonathan Dupuy with four points apiece, Arnab Mitra added two and Kevin McMurray hit a foul shot. The defense was led by Ray Potestio, Ryan Paroulek, Leroy Herbert, Jorel Phelps, Alex Rydzewski, Nicholas Walker and Billy Fitzgerald. Next up for the boys is St. Lukes next Saturday.
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