Sports Shorts-Feb. 12,04

Feb. 12-16, 2004
Sports Shorts-Feb. 12,04
By Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writer
CBA, Ludden Setting Colonial American Pace

As of Feb. 6, both Christian Brothers Academy and Bishop Ludden were the top teams in the Onondaga League Colonial American division standings. The Gaelic Knights, who suffered their fourth lapse of the season Feb. 6 in a 56-50 upset at the hands of Fayetteville-Manlius, resumed their stride Feb. 7 with a 58-37 thrashing of Baldwinsville. Going into last week, Ludden was ranked No. 15 in the state among Class AA teams. After coasting through three quarters, the Knights clamped down in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bees 25-11. Ludden’s standout point guard Terry Smith torched Baldwinsville to the tune of 23 points.

CBA has won four consecutive games since a 73-58 loss to McQuaid Jesuit in the Image Classic Shootout at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. The Brothers’ most recent victim was Fulton, whom they handled 78-52 Feb. 6. Before that, CBA defeated Liverpool 71-55 Feb. 3.
Seton Catholic Boys, Girls Teams Net Wins

The Seton Catholic Central varsity boys basketball team withstood a challenge from Whitney Point to triumph 56-50 Saturday in Southern Tier Athletic Conference play. Matt Cline paced the Saints with 33 points. Wednesday, the Seton CC girls varsity basketball team dominated play and trounced Chenango Forks 73-34. Kate Fox’s 23 points led the Saints, who improved to 11-4 on the season with the victory. Alana Rumpel scored 13 and Suzy Precopio 10.
CBA, Ludden Girls Hoops Atop Division

At 10-2 in league play and 14-3 overall, the Christian Brothers Academy varsity girls basketball team sits fairly comfortably atop the Onondaga League Liberty American division. Last Thursday, CBA toppled Cazenovia 63-57. Maureen Mannion led the Brothers with 23 points. Emily Donovan followed with 13 points.

Bishop Ludden isn’t far behind CBA in the league standings at 7-2, 9-6. Last Saturday, the Gaelic Knights bounced back from a 40-27 loss to the rival Brothers with a 63-47 triumph over Marcellus. Ludden scored by committee in the win with Stephanie Czajkowski and Brianna Papa scoring 12 points apiece and Shannon Sangster scoring 11.
Le Moyne Men’s Hoops Stunned

Southern Connecticut upset Le Moyne 69-57 in a Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball game at Moore Fieldhouse in Syracuse Feb. 7. The Dolphins (13-9, 11-7 Northeast-10) started the week in a tie for first place in the Northeast-10, but have dropped two consecutive games. Feb. 4, Le Moyne fell to Pace 73-67 in overtime. Rob Thorpe (Sherrill/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill HS) paced Le Moyne with 17 points in the loss. Jason Coleman scored (Albany/Bishop Maginn) scored 12 points and Jamie McArdle (Farmington/Victor) added 11.

Thorpe is currently the Northeast-10 leader in assists, dealing out 6.06 per game. The senior point guard also boasts the conference’s best assist/turnover ratio. He leads the Dolphins in scoring with 14.2 points per game. Feb. 10, the Dolphins hosted Saint Rose. Their next game is Feb. 14 at Saint Anselm.

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