Snows Novice girls top American Martyrs, 32-10

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The Our Lady of the Snows fifth-grade “White” girls’ basketball team improved its record to 2-0 with a convincing 32-10 win over American Martyrs of Bayside at PS 191 on Sunday.

Nicole Kaouris scored four points and Jessica Wrynn, Tina Khiani and Adara Simonelli also hit first quarter baskets to give Snows an early 10-2 lead. Khiani completed a three-point play, giving her five second-quarter points and Simonelli and Nicole Weinman also scored to give OLS a commanding 19-4 lead at halftime.

Khiani led all scorers for the game with nine points. Christine Wrynn hit for two third-quarter baskets. Weinman scored five fourth-quarter points, including 3-of-4 from the free throw line to finish the day with seven points. Michelle Gasperetti sank 1-of -2 foul shots to round out the OLS scoring. Kaitlin Frangella contributed to the team defensive effort with her aggressive play.

The Novice “Blue” team traveled to Flushing to take on St. Ann’s and, despite a good effort, the girls were soundly beaten, 38-8. Sarah Lagasca, Divya Johnson, Gina James and Stephanie Payawal each scored for OLS. However, the defense just could not stop the 1-2 scoring punch of St. Ann’s Yanra Ramirez, 18 points and Michelle Jeke, 12 points. The loss evened Snows’ record at 1-1.

On Thursday at PS 191, the Bantam “B” team took on a much taller Sacred Heart of Bayside team and came away with a decisive 19-12 win. On Sunday, the Bantams battled St. Luke’s to a 10-10 halftime tie, but the shorthanded squad seemed to run out of gas in the second half as St. Luke’s ran away with a 26-12 win at PS 191. The loss dropped the Bantam squad's record to 1-2.

Also on Thursday night at PS 191, the OLS fourth graders took on Sacred Heart of Bayside and were defeated 26-10 in a fast-paced and action-packed game. In the final contest of the evening, the seventh-grade Rookie division OLS team improved to a 2-0 record with a decisive 26-10 win over OLBS of Bayside.

The Intermediate “L” team squared off in an evenly matched game versus St. Mel’s at PS 191. St. Mel’s outshot OLS in the second half to come away with a 22-10 victory.

In an intense and pressurized defensive battle, the Bantam “A” team topped St. Robert’s 19-5 to improve its record to 2-0.

In the final game on Sunday afternoon, the Cadet girls from Sacred Heart Parish in Glendale shot the lights out and defeated the OLS ninth graders, 41-18. Julie Barcia played a strong game for Snows, scoring 16 points. Paola Taormina’s long outside shot rounded out the scoring for the OLS Cadets. Kelly Pelan, Gianna Kelly, Christine Jones and Kristina Hnath also gave a terrific effort on defense and off the boards for OLS.

The SubNovice team played an another exciting contest versus St. Anastasia at MS 67 in Douglaston on Saturday.

During the week, the OLS Junior squad made the trip to St. Stan’s on Humboldt Street in Greenpoint and dropped a 47-31 decision.

In other games during the week, the OLS Intermediate “D” team visited Flushing to take on Holy Family.

Updated 7:25 pm, October 10, 2011
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