The CYO basketball season is underway, and Central Catholic is well represented with teams chasing the glory of victory. In the boy’s division, some teams have gotten off to a better start than others, but as senior Liam Anderson explains, this is not a concern to Roberto’s Pizzeria who are currently 0-4: “We have struggled, but through illegal players we have shown great improvement. We will be ready for the playoffs.” On the other end of the standings is the undefeated Urban Achievers; Senior forward, Dillon McNeil, is very confident about his team’s prospects: “I fear no team, we have done a great job bouncing back from our 1-8 season last year. I have been keeping a close eye on Greyson Jouno’s team, but they don’t look like much of a threat.”
Senior Jake Ryan is also feeling good about his team, the Absolute Truth: “Our season has started alright, but I think after picking up Moelika Feimofiafi we are definitely gonna turn it around after our 1-2 start.” His own teammate, Max Deiss, does not feel as groovy about the team dynamics, however, “CYO has not been much of a challenge for me. I wish my teammates felt the same, as I have scored all of our points.” The season is only in its middle stages, and there will surely be plenty of changes as the season progresses, but the boy’s division definitely looks to be hotly contested.
In the girl’s division, Balling on a Budget is Central Catholic’s lone upperclassmen team. Fiona Lindsay is confident that her team can represent Central Catholic with a trophy, saying, “So far we on a winning streak, we lost the first two games, and have won the last two. We have an average score of about 18, so I wouldn’t sleep on us. We are gonna do big things.” No matter which teams come away with the championships, we can all hope that they are fellow Rams.