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SYBL begins campaign with tip-off tournament
By PAUL WATSON
Itís only been just a few short months since the Sunday Youth Basketball League crowned league champions.
Now, its back on the hardwood for another season.
The 2012-13 campaign kicked off last weekend with the leagueís annual tip-off tournament at St. Maryís Ryken High School in Leonardtown.
Four teams remain in the boys and girls brackets with semifinal and championship game action to come this weekend at Ryken.
Starting with the boys, Little Flower School punched its ticket into the semifinals with a 45-40 overtime victory over St. Michaelís School on Sunday.
St. Michaelís led after each quarter, extending the advantage after each period. It led 6-4 after one, 16-12 at halftime and 29-24 heading to the fourth quarter, but Little Flower came back to force overtime via a putback from Greg Lawrence.
Little Flower (1-0 overall) shut out St. Michaelís in the extra period to pull away for the win.
Max McDermott led Little Flower with 11 points, while Seth Blevins had 10. Nick Binayan added nine points, while Lawrence had eight.
Jaleen Sauls led St. Michaelís (0-1) with 11 points, while Tyler Young and Noah Young each had 10.
Little Flower will play Father Andrew White School in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Father Andrew White edged Mother Catherine Spalding School on Saturday, 35-30.
The game was tied at 15 at halftime, then Father Andrew White outscored Mother Catherine 13-2 in the third quarter to pull away.
Jordan Jones led Father Andrew White (1-0) with 10 points, while Jake OíHara and Jonathan Pappas each had six.
Mother Catherine (0-1) had 10 different scorers in the contest. Brandon Lowe led with six points, while Garrett Norris had five.
Archbishop Neale School cruised into the semifinals with a 58-21 victory over Our Lady Star of the Sea School on Sunday. Archbishop Neale led 25-2 after the first quarter and 38-5 at halftime.
Archbishop Neale (1-0) had 11 different scorers in the contest. Jonathon Preston led with 10 points, while Jalen Gibbs had nine and Ryan Oglesby had seven. David Nehf led Our Lady (1-1) with 12 points.
Our Lady reached the second round after a 31-10 victory over Cardinal Hickey Academy on Saturday. Our Lady led 17-1 after the first quarter and 25-1 at halftime.
Brendan Dziekiewicz led Our Lady with nine points, while Nehf and Brian Quinn each had eight. Thomas Macyko led Cardinal Hickey (0-1) with seven points.
Archbishop Neale will face St. Maryís Bryantown School in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Saturday.
St. Maryís Bryantown knocked off St. Johnís School on Saturday, 42-11.
St. Maryís Bryantown led 20-5 at halftime, then outscored St. Johnís 16-4 in the third quarter.
Zachary Cheek led St. Maryís Bryantown (1-0) with 12 points, while Derrick Carter had 11 and Matthew Sharkey added eight. John Callahan led St. Johnís (0-1) with 12 points.
Our Lady girls win close one
Our Lady is moving to the semifinals on the girls side after a 23-16 victory over Archbishop Neale on Sunday.
Our Lady led 10-8 at halftime, then outscored Archbishop Neale 10-2 in the third quarter.
Erin Balderson led Our Lady (2-0) with 11 points, while Jessica Thompson had six. Maxine Skeens led Archbishop Neale (0-1) with six points.
Our Lady reached the second round after a 26-13 victory over St. Johnís on Saturday. Our Lady led 14-2 at halftime, shutting out St. Johnís 7-0 in the first quarter.
Balderson led Our Lady with 10 points, while Sarah Sears had eight and Maleah Smith added six. Erin Truetler led St. Johnís (0-1) with 12 points.
Our Lady will take on Mother Catherine in the semifinals at 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
Mother Catherine edged Little Flower on Saturday, 16-14. Mother Catherine led 9-8 at halftime and 11-10 after three quarters, then was able to hold on at the end.
Jennah Hutson led Mother Catherine (1-0) with seven points, while Ashley Ramsey had six. Emma Schroeder and Millie Martin each had four points to lead Little Flower (0-1).
Cardinal Hickey is moving to the semifinals after a 25-6 victory over St. Michaelís on Sunday. Cardinal Hickey led 10-2 after the first quarter and 14-2 at halftime.
Marissa Laidley led Cardinal Hickey (1-0) with 11 points, while Samantha Vanslyke had eight. Ashlee Gorman, Alli Turner and Angela Tennyson each scored two points for St. Michaelís (0-1).
Cardinal Hickey will face Father Andrew White in the semifinals at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Father Andrew White knocked off St. Maryís Bryantown on Saturday, 39-15.
Father Andrew White led 14-9 at halftime after the first quarter was tied at 6. It then outscored St. Maryís Bryantown 18-2 in the third quarter to pull away.
Mackenzie Loewe led Father Andrew White (1-0) with 12 points, while Kate Barthelmes had 10 and Kayla Goldring added seven. Emma Thompson led St. Maryís Bryantown (0-1) with seven points.
The championship game will be held at Ryken on Sunday with the girls going first at 4:15 p.m. followed by the boys at 5:30 p.m.