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St. Teresa, Sacred Heart Lead CYO Basketball Champions
Chris Sheridan
Players and coaches from St. Mary of the Assumption, Katonah, celebrate winning the fourth-grade CYO archdiocesan basketball championship at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle March 19.

St. Teresa and Sacred Heart each returned to Staten Island with two CYO archdiocesan basketball championships March 19.

Sacred Heart captured the fifth- and sixth-grade girls’ crowns at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, the site of the girls’ games.

St. Teresa claimed the seventh-grade girls’ title in New Rochelle and the fifth-grade boys’ championship at Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, where the boys’ games were played.

Eighth-grade girls – St. Martin de Porres, Poughkeepsie, beat St. Clare, Staten Island, 39-24, behind Ava Learn’s 16 points. For St. Clare, Daniella DeBiase had eight points.

Seventh-grade girls – Skye Owen scored 15 points as St. Teresa, Staten Island, defeated St. Paul, Valley Cottage, 48-35. St. Paul’s Paulina Paris had 19 points.

Sixth-grade girls – Sacred Heart, Staten Island, edged St. Stephen, Warwick, 41-37, led by Sara Moschella’s 13 points. Megan Desrats scored 15 points for St. Stephen.

Fifth-grade girls – Olivia Schmitt had 15 points as Sacred Heart, Staten Island, beat St. Catharine, Blauvelt, 39-10. For St. Catharine, Kate Collins had six points.

Fourth-grade girls – Jane Brennan’s 12 points led St. Mary of the Assumption, Katonah, to a 20-15 win over St. Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville. For St. Gregory, Olivia Castaldo had four points.

Third-grade girls – St. Paul, Valley Cottage, was an 18-3 winner over St. Matthew-Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hastings-on-Hudson. Lena Most scored eight points for St. Paul's.

Eighth-grade boys – Our Lady of Good Counsel, Staten Island, nipped St. Paul, Valley Cottage, 58-55, behind Joe Fiumefreddo’s 17 points. Jahki Parrinello finished with 19 points for St. Paul.

Seventh-grade boys – John Annicelli’s 16 points led St. Patrick, Bedford, to a 48-34 victory over St. Catharine, Blauvelt. Jake Walker paced St. Catharine with 14 points.

Sixth-grade boys – Ajani Sheppard scored 14 points as St. Raymond, Bronx, defeated Our Lady of Sacred Heart, Tappan, 45-24. For Our Lady of Sacred Heart, Ryan Bailey and David Alexandre each had eight points.

Fifth-grade boys – St. Teresa, Staten Island, beat St. Francis of Assisi, West Nyack, 29-12, behind Maddox LaPierre’s five points. Matt Ricardi scored six points for St. Francis.

Fourth-grade boys – Joseph Castaldo scored 14 points as St. Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville, defeated Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe, 41-27. Brian Hsu and Rowan Introzzi had 10 points apiece for Immaculate Conception.

Third-grade boys – St. Gregory, Harrison, won 28-13 over St. Catharine, Blauvelt. St. Gregory’s Matthew McCoy finished with 10 points, and Jack Piccione led St. Catharine with six points.

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