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St. Aloysius Fifth Grade CYO Girls’ Team Victory

On Sunday, the St. Aloysius 5th grade CYO girl’s team notched another victory in a thrilling come from behind affair at the St. Aloysius Parish Gym. Once again, the team used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Our Lady of Victory of Floral Park.

In front of a packed gymnasium, the team fell behind by 8 points in the third quarter. While key baskets by Mia Vlantis, Lauren Parrott and Lauren Wong cut into the deficit, it was the spirited team defense led by Alexa Lanzilotta, Julia Duval and Theresa Patrey and foul shooting of Vivian Vlantis, Emma Forstner and Alessandra Saponara that proved to be the difference in the one point win.

Although the game was tied at the half, Our Lady of Victory clearly had the better of the play early in the third quarter and was able to open up the lead. However, Our Lady of Victory was not able to match the defensive intensity of the St. Aloysius girls as the team clamped down on defense and produced numerous turnovers while limiting Our Lady of Victory to only two points over the balance of the game. At the same time, the team crashed the boards and relentlessly drove to the basket to create numerous free throw opportunities which ultimately allowed the team to take the lead with less than a minute to play.