Basketball kicks off season
ICCL kicks off basketball season with classic matchups
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — The Inter-City Catholic League kicked off it’s 2015-2016 winter march with classic matchups and close contests as the 14 varsity squads dueled at Marian and Saint Joseph high schools.
Christ the King started their season off with a huge win over the Mishawaka Catholic Saints as JR Konieczny and Jack Futa scored 15 and 11 points respectively for the Kings on their way to a 56-24 margin.
The Trojans of Holy Family followed suit as they dispatched the Falcons of St. Jude, 44-20.
The Cougars of Corpus Christi and Derek Derda’s 23 were too much for the upstart bulldogs of Our Lady of Hungary as they were triumphant, 42-26.
In the battle of the northwest, St. Pius X squeaked by St. Thomas, 37-32, despite the 17-point effort by Thomas Ewing. The Lions had two in double figures: Adam O’Dell and Reegan Jackowiak.
The Blazers of St. Matthew handed St. Michael a loss as Luke Krizman and the orange- and black- clad squad out gunned the Crusaders, 41-20. The big scorer in the contest was St. Michael’s Cameron Weider who dropped in 17 of his team’s 20.
Holy Cross had three players scoring in double digits; Jaden Ivey, Chase Tzuzuowski and Miguel Zyniewicz on their way to a 44-25 victory over Queen of Peace.
The Panthers of St. Anthony outlasted St. Joseph, 43-32, as Phillip Robles netted 11 for the winners and T. Garnett had 16 in the loss.
A full schedule is planned for this weekend and it can be found at www.icclsports.org.
CYO basketball season off to good start
FORT WAYNE — The 2015-2016 Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) season kicked off last weekend in several different gyms. In boys’ action, Coach Zach Palmer’s St. Therese Crusaders got off to a good start getting by St. Joseph, Decatur, 38-34. They were led by John Peterson with 16 points and Sam Alfaro who contributed six big points off the bench. Palmer explained, “As a team we had the lowest amount of turnovers in a game so far this season which made a big difference.”
For the girls, St. Rose-St. Louis downed St. Charles 8 at St. Elizabeth by a score of 36-26. Eighth-grader Abby Sheehan had 10 points and Audrey Renninger added 8. Molly Ream from St. Charles led all scorers with 12 points and Allie Trimbur scored 11.
Coach Clancy Shank reported his St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne, team beat St. Therese. “It was a great team effort on the defensive end,” Shank reported. Dori Javins was the top scorer for the Eagles with 15 points. She also had five steals. Audrey Vassel and Taylor Bransfield added eight each and Libby Bierbaum chipped in seven points and four steals.