In the St. Kevins win, key contributions were also made by Brian Flynn, who tallied 14 points as St. Roberts rallied from a 7-4 first-quarter deficit to lead 18-9 at halftime. The home team stretched the lead to 10 after three quarters as point guard Sean Escobedo scored 11 points.
Forward Pete Scianna netted 4 points and guard Vinny Iannece added a free-throw for the 15-point victory last Sunday. Julius Wells had 15 points and three three-pointers to lead St. Kevins with help from William Chu, who had 10 points.
On Jan. 19, St. Roberts traveled to St. Gregory the Great and notched a 31-28 win. Garcia again scored in double figures (12) and Flynn poured in 7 points to go with Sciannas 5 points to hold off a game St. Gregs squad.
Jefferson Garcia came off the bench to score 4 points and Joey Miccio and Mike Gallagher came up with big defensive rebounds down the stretch for the win. St. Roberts led 17-13 at the break but couldnt pull away, as St. Gregory cut the lead to three with two seconds to play. A final three-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer to preserve the win for St. Roberts.
The St. Roberts seventh-grade CYO team is coached by Jerry Iannece and Dominic Scianna.
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