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OLS fifth-grade teams square off for second time this year

The two fifth-grade boys teams from Our Lady of the Snows met for the second time this year and again it was a see-saw battle from start to finish. The first time these teams met, the Paroulek team won 16-15 and handed the Dilan team...

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The two fifth-grade boys teams from Our Lady of the Snows met for the second time this year and again it was a see-saw battle from start to finish. The first time these teams met, the Paroulek team won 16-15 and handed the Dilan team their only loss thus far. Today the Paroulek-Biscotti team won 22-20, making both Snows teams 10-2 on the season and tied for first place.

The Dilan-Gomez team started this game strong, outscoring their oppponents 7-2 in the first quarter and led 12-10 at halftime. When the buzzer sounded ending the third quarter, the Dilan boys still led by two, 18 - 16. But as has been the case all year, the Paroulek boys contiuned pressing and running.

With 17 seconds left the Paroulek-Biscotti team scored to take the lead 22-20 and held on to win.

Jonathan Dupuy led the Paroulek team with eight points, Ray Potestio and Anthony Civitano each scored four and Brian Biscotti, Ryan Paroulek and Kevin McMurray all chipped in two points a piece.

The defensive effort was spearheaded by Alex Rydewski, Joe Guerriere, Leroy Herbert, Nicholas Walker, Billy Fitzgerald and Arnab Mitra.

The Dilan team was led in scoring by Manny who had eight, Manpreet Sandhu scored four, Benjamin, Justin Dilan and Henry Rodriguez all scored two, with Michael Wang adding one.

As was the case the first time these teams met, the game was hard-fought and close, with both teams displaying sportsmanship and respect for their opponent. All four coaches could not be any prouder of the effort put forth by these young men. Both teams now look forward to advancing to the playoffs.

<i>OLS Rookies top OLBS for seventh win</i>

The OLS seventh-grade Rookie boys traveled to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to win their seventh game of the year by the score of 30-24. The win pushes the team’s record to 7-5 with two games remaining.

David Marrero led OLS with 14 points and also controlled the defensive backboards with many key rebounds. Eric Miller scored seven with help from Brian White with five points and Ashton Mills with four. OLS played excellent defense in this game, as the quartet of Peter Sweeney, Matt Oellinger, Anthony Simmons and Ashton Mills took turns guarding OLBS' top scorer, holding him to eight points this game, after he scored 27 in their first meeting of the year.

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