Blessed Sacrament U14 continue perfect season


The Blessed Sacrament U14 girls basketball team is on a roll. Playing in the Scarborough Blues Basketball Association Tournament, Blessed Sacrament’s third this season, the U14 team not only claimed the championship, but extended its unbeaten stretch to 14 games.

Blessed Sacrament won all five games in taking the tournament crown to remain one of Ontario’s top four teams.

The Blessed Sacrament U14 Yellow Jackets have gone 14 games without a loss this season. The team is: Front row - Lauryn Bruzzese, Malaina Moro, Alyssa Venneri, Lauren Dipietro, Santy Rashford. Back row - coaches Anna Moro and Nancy Wilson-Blackley, Hannah Temple, Mikayla Dalipe, Maya Swaby-Wallerson, Brianne Tulk, Emma Holloway, Natalie Vigna, Marina Floris, coach Angela Bruzzese, coach Perry Bruzzese.  (Photo: Cheryl Holloway/Blessed Sacrament Basketball)

The Blessed Sacrament U14 Yellow Jackets have gone 14 games without a loss this season. The team is: Front row – Lauryn Bruzzese, Malaina Moro, Alyssa Venneri, Lauren Dipietro, Santy Rashford. Back row – coaches Anna Moro and Nancy Wilson-Blackley, Hannah Temple, Mikayla Dalipe, Maya Swaby-Wallerson, Brianne Tulk, Emma Holloway, Natalie Vigna, Marina Floris, coach Angela Bruzzese, coach Perry Bruzzese. (Photo: Cheryl Holloway/Blessed Sacrament Basketball)

Blessed Sacrament opened tournament play on Friday (Dec. 6) against hometown rivals, Hamilton Transway, with a 54-27 decision at Hoopdome. Top scorers were Natalie Vigna with 10 points while Lauryn Bruzzese and Emma Holloway each contributed eight points.

The following day, the Scarborough Blues fell 60-48 with Vigna dropping in 12 points and Holloway and Marina Floris each adding 11. Later Saturday, Etobicoke Thunder were silenced 53-31. Holloway topped the scorers with 12 points and Hannah Temple was good for 10.

On Sunday, the Thunder were again victims of the Blessed Sacrament machine, dropping a semi-final contest, 53-16. Top scorers were Temple and Sanyu Rashford with nine each. Lauren Dipietro and Vigna each produced 7 more.

In the Gold Medal game, the Scarborough Blues were blue with a 60-40 loss. Leading the way for the Hamilton team were Temple, with 14, Vigna, with 10, and Mikayla Dalipe with eight.

Temple was named tournament MVP in voting by the Scarborough coach and referees after the championship game.

The team plays extremely well together, moving the ball effortlessly and with finesse. This win is a result of the girls commitment to one another and their love of basketball.

Next tournament is Brantford CYO on Jan. 10-12 when the girls will meet up against some strong competition.