Jan. 8-14, 2004
Sports Shorts-Jan. 8, 04
By Luke Eggleston/ SUN staff writer
CBA Girls Basketball Wins Vince Celi Memorial Tourney
The Christian Brothers Academy varsity girls’ basketball team won the Vince Celi Memorial Tournament Tuesday with a 63-38 victory over East Syracuse-Minoa. Brittany Aungier paced the Brothers with 13 points in the championship game, followed by Maureen Mannion (12), and Caitlin Carrick (11). CBA improved to 5-1 overall with the win. Aungier earned tournament Most Valuable Player honors for her efforts. Mannion and Christina Stuphen were both selected to the all-tournament team.
Bishop Ludden Wins Home Tournament
Bishop Ludden emerged with the championship at its home tournament Tuesday having upset state-ranked St. Joseph’s of Buffalo 53-49. With the win, the Gaelic Knights emerged as the state’s No. 20-ranked Class AA team. Kevin Barrett led the Gaelic Knights with 14 points. Point guard Terry Smith scored 11.
The Knights only lapse of the season going into the title contest was a 66-53 loss to Henninger. In a meeting of Syracuse Catholic school teams, the Bishop Ludden varsity boys’ basketball team trounced Bishop Grimes 78-49 in the tournament semifinal game. Smith led the Gaelic Knights with 30 points. Ken Gethers led the Cobras with 26 points.
CBA Hockey Wins First Tournament In 12 Years
The Christian Brothers Academy varsity boys’ ice hockey team surged to its first tournament title in 12 years Sunday with a 5-0 rout of Geneva in the two-day Geneva Holiday Tournament. In the first game of the tournament, the Brothers edged Ontario Bay 6-5.
Forward Andy Tormey was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after scoring two goals in the triumph over the hosts. Forward Matt Firnan and goalie Pete Callahan were also named to the all-tournament team. In addition to his two goals in the triumph over Geneva, Tormey had an assist. Tom Distasio, Firnan, and A.J. Tomeny each had goals. Matt Davis, Brian Karalunas, and Alex Kirby were each credited with assists in the tournament championship. Callahan stopped 17 shots.
CBA Boys Fall To J-D
The Christian Brothers Academy varsity boys basketball team was dealt its first loss of the season when it was defeated by the state’s top-ranked Class A team Jamesville-DeWitt 79-70 at the Cherundolo, Bottar & Leone Holiday Classic at CBA.
Going into the contest, the Brothers were undefeated with four wins on the season. Duke University-bound point guard Greg Paulus led the Brothers with a game-high 39 points, while off guard Dave Fine scored 16. Le Moyne Pulls Even To 500 The Le Moyne men’s basketball team defeated Nebraska-Wesleyan 81-65 and Sewanee 78-67 to claim the South Padre Island Shootout title Monday in South Padre, Texas.
In the championship victory, off guard Jason Coleman (Albany/Bishop Maginn) who scored 20 points led the Dolphins. Jamie McCardle (Farmington/Victor) chipped in 12 and Brendan Bayly (Poestenkills/Averil Park) scored 10 and blocked three shots. Senior point guard Rob Thorpe (Sherrill/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) was selected as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He dealt six assists in the tournament championship game and scored seven points. In the win over Nebraska-Wesleyan, Thorpe scored 18 points. In the same game, Matt Cooper (Fulton/G. Ray Bodley) scored a career-high 17 points.
The Dolphins returned to Northeast-10 Conference play Saturday at Southern New Hampshire
Le Moyne Women’s Basketball Falls To Daeman
The Le Moyne women’s basketball team suffered its seventh loss of the season Dec. 30 at the hand of Daeman 70-50. Brittany Rozen (Vestal/Vestal) led the Dolphins, who fell to 2-7 overall, with nine points.