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OLBS eighth-grade boys teams best St. Ann’s, St. Clare’s

The Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament eighth-grade boys “AA” team won its fourth straight CYO game and seventh overall, beating arch-rival St. Ann’s, 48-39. Dave Maldonado had 15, Paul Savino had 13 and Randy Bayron had 12, including 8-of-9 from the free throw line. The game was a see-saw battle throughout, which was decided by a 17-10 fourth quarter with Nick Kofteris, Joe O’Connor, Kristian Delgado, Kevin Hyde and Erik Anderkwavich contributing.

The OLBS eighth grade “A” team secured a tough road win in defeating St. Clare’s, 59-51, in a foul-plagued contest. Davey Maldonado had 19 points and Randy Bayron had 17, including a clutch 9-for-11 free throws in the fourth quarter. Paul Savino had six points and a team-high 14 assists. Kevin Hyde was a clutch 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Also contributing to the victory were Kristian Delgado, Reny Mazorra, Eric Anderkwavich, Nick Kofteris and Joe O’Connor. This win came on the heels of the boys’ winning the St. Gregory’s tournament championship.

OLBS fifth-grade boys top OLS

Led by John Bedell and John Puccio, who combined to score 21 points, the OLBS fifth-graders outscored the Our Lady of the Snows “P” team, 31-25. J. Lorenz, K. Mahoney and D. LaPenta chipped in 10 points for the winners. A total team effort led by strong defense down the stretch held off a late rally by OLS. OLBS improved to 3-5 while suffering two tough losses by one and two points. The team’s next game at home against St. Anastasia.

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