St. Rose Boys’ Varsity Basketball Finishes Strong

NEWTOWN—The St. Rose Boys’ Varsity finished up a strong season on Tuesday night. The Rams went 13-5 on the season and made it to the Championship Game of the Parochial League Tournament. The team improved with each game and practice and it was nice to watch their development as the season went on.

To start the season, the Rams played in the Harvest Tournament in Brookfield. The Rams won opening round games vs. St. Martin and St. Mary’s of Bethel. The Rams lost a tough game in the semi-finals to St. Gregory of Danbury 53-49. These games helped prepare the team for the upcoming league season.

The Boys’ Varsity played very well in league play going 9-3. The Rams won both league games against St. Mary’s, Faith Prep, St. Peter’s, and St. Gregory’s. The Rams lost both league games to St. Joseph of Danbury and split with St. Joseph Academy of Brookfield. The second game vs. St. Joseph Academy was eighth-grade night and the gym was filled excitement. The Rams went on to win the game and secure the number 2 seed in the playoffs.

The playoffs started on February 23rd and the Rams won their semi-final game vs. St. Joseph Academy of Brookfield 57-49. With the win, St. Rose advanced to the finals against St. Joseph of Danbury. The Rams played a really tough game, but lost on Tuesday night 57-46 and finished second in the league tournament. Patrick McKenzie and Owen McAloon made the All-tournament Team. The season concludes on Thursday night with the All-Star game. Owen McAloon, Patrick McKenzie, Braden Murphy and Henry Reichenbach were chosen to represent St. Rose.

St. Rose got strong play this year from seventh-graders Josh Schumacher, Kaelen Schmidt, Rohan Carey, James Doering, and Jonathon Voskov. The Rams were led by eighth-graders Jack Cappiello, Jack Markowitz, Owen McAloon, Patrick McKenzie, Braden Murphy and Henry Reichenbach.

St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is a Christ-centered community committed to academic excellence in an atmosphere that nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and moral development of each child. The dedicated staff partners with families to prepare students to be responsible leaders in a global society by fostering integrity, service and respect. By creating a sense of family where all are welcome, they encourage each child to develop his/her gifts and to become Christ’s compassionate heart and hands in the world. They center their community of learning around the four core values of respect, integrity, academic excellence and service. Their spirituality is fostered through their close connection with St. Rose of Lima church. Students attend weekly Mass and are blessed by the continual presence of Msgr. Robert Weiss and the other parish priests.

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