CYO teams swing into New Year action
FORT WAYNE — Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) teams are back in full swing in the New Year, with just a few weeks until tournament time.
At St. Vincent on Saturday, Jan. 9, several teams saw action. The host boys’ team beat St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne, 54-36, while the girls went the other way with the Eagles downing the Panthers, 30-24.
In other games, the boys’ squad from St. Rose-St. Louis came up with a big 34-31 win over league foe, St. Mary, despite Ryan McNutt’s three pointer at the buzzer for the Carpenters to tie things up at 26-26 and send the game into overtime. Payton Love scored 17 for the Twins, including seven crucial points in the fourth quarter and free throws in overtime.
In his rookie season with the Twins, a pleased Coach Tom Whitaker detailed, “Our team is improving every game. We are starting to understand the offensive plays and different defenses we concentrate on in practice.”
He continued, “Our team’s two main goals remain having fun and getting better each game.”
The Twins’ girls also came up victorious over the Carpenters. Morgan Castleman and Abby Sheehan each scored eight points and Morgan Saalfrank chipped in seven.
ICCL hoopsters battle on the hardwoods
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY —The Inter-City Catholic League was in full swing again despite chills, spills and Mother Nature as all the teams braved the climate and competed at Saint Joseph and Marian high schools this past weekend.
The game of the day featured big boppers from the St. John Bosco Division as Holy Cross and Christ the King played in an overtime affair that had the Crusaders prevail, 40-37. Both teams boasted 22-point scorers — Jaden Ivy for Holy Cross and Adam Wozniak for the Kings.
The Lions of St. Pius X, Granger, used a trio of double-digit scorers — Carter Ryan, Paxon Campbell and Reegan Jackowiak — to dispel their southern opponents from St. Michael, Plymouth, 48-18.
St. Thomas, Elkhart, torched the Falcons of St. Jude, 49-12, behind 21 from Matthew Early and 12 from Aaron Fuller.
The tandem of Tommy Garnett and Brady Gumpf was too much for Holy Family as the Eagles of St. Joseph triumphed, 38-25, in another St. John Bosco battle.
The Panthers of St. Anthony snuck by the Pumas of Queen of Peace by the score of 39-31. Philip Robles netted 15 and his teammate Peter Royeca added 12 for the Panthers as Johnny Wang scored in double digits in the loss.
The Saints of Mishawaka Catholic celebrated Sunday with a victory over the Bulldogs of Our Lady of Hungary by the score of 39-25. Saint Josh Gill was the leading scorer of the contest as he knocked down 18. Hunter Renner and Bulldog C.J. Njuguna both tossed in 12 and 11 respectively.
Derek Derda kept his Cougars of Corpus Christi undefeated by scoring 23 against the Blazers of St. Matthew making the margin, 38-28. Bryce Martens dropped in 10 in the loss.
For more scores, highlights and a complete schedule visit www.icclsports.org.
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