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St. Johnís School boys edge Our Lady in Sunday Youth Basketball League

Schedule

Times reflect beginning of quadrupleheadersSaturday, Jan. 5Our Lady at Cardinal Hickey, 9 a.m.Sunday, Jan. 6St. Maryís Bryantown at Archbishop Neale, 12:15 p.m.Cardinal Hickey at St. Michaelís, 12:15 p.m.Mother Catherine vs. Our Lady at St. Maryís Ryken High School, Leonardtown, 12:15 p.m.St. Johnís at Little Flower, 1 p.m.Bye: Father Andrew White

By PAUL WATSON

Staff writer

The final Sunday of 2012 saw teams from the Sunday Youth Basketball League back on the court looking to go into 2013 with one last holiday present, that being a win.

St. Johnís Schoolís boys basketball team held off Our Lady Star of the Sea School in the fourth quarter to pick up that final present, a 32-25 win.

St. Johnís led by one point after each of the first three quarters, including 11-10 at halftime.

It led 18-17 heading to the fourth quarter, but saw Our Lady take the lead only to see Cameron Russell convert on breakaway layups to help give St. Johnís the win.

Russell led St. Johnís (2-4 overall) with 15 points, while Christopher Skane had nine. Brendan Dziekiewicz led Our Lady (1-6) with eight points, while David Nehf had seven.

Mother Catherine Spalding School used a second-quarter push to help it knock off Cardinal Hickey Academy in another boys contest on Sunday, 36-29.

Mother Catherine led 10-9 after the first quarter, but that lead was extended to 21-12 by halftime. Brandon Lowe led Mother Catherine (2-4) with 17 points. Frank McGarvey led Cardinal Hickey (1-5) with 13 points.

Cardinal Hickey girls win

In the girls half on Sunday, Cardinal Hickey shut out Mother Catherine in the opening quarter en route to a 30-17 victory.

Cardinal Hickey led 16-5 at halftime after shutting out Mother Catherine 15-0 in the first quarter.

Marissa Laidley led Cardinal Hickey (6-1) with 15 points, while Samantha Vanslyke had seven. Ashley Ramsey led Mother Catherine (3-5) with six points.

Our Lady used a first-quarter shutout to help it defeat St. Johnís on Sunday, 28-16.

Our Lady led 16-2 at halftime after it shut out St. Johnís 12-0 in the first quarter.

Erin Balderson led Our Lady (3-4) with eight points, while Sarah Sears and Maleah Smith each had six. Lindsay Remetz led St. Johnís (0-5) with six points.

Archbishop Neale School picked up a 35-17 victory over St. Michaelís School on Sunday. Archbishop Neale led 12-2 after the first quarter and 20-7 at halftime.

Karen Anderson led Archbishop Neale (4-3) with 14 points. Ashlee Gorman led St. Michaelís (1-4) with seven points.

pwatson@somdnews.com