Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart

2016-17 Basketball Results

Varsity

SHA Loses State Championship Game to Kellenberg High School

  • March 11:  SHA 44   Kellenberg 53

The match-up between Sacred Heart Academy and Kellenberg High School at Fordham University’s Rose Hill Gym on Saturday, March 11, for the Class A Catholic School Championship looked great.  The Sharks came into the game with the plan of stopping Morgan Staab, Kellenberg’s post player, from scoring inside. In Kellenberg’s Semi-Final win over St. Joseph by the Sea the night before, Staab scored 25 of Kellenberg’s 49 points.  The Sharks were relatively effective doing this, keeping Staab to just 11 points for the game, but the Sharks were again plagued with turn-overs and other players for Kellenberg stepped up to fill the void when Staab was unable to produce.  Kellenberg defeated SHA 53-44.

Despite 18 turnovers in the 1st quarter by the Sharks, the Sharks were only down 5-12 at the end of the 1st quarter.  The Sharks played better at both ends of the court in the 2nd quarter but still found themselves behind 17-25 at the end of the 2nd quarter.  In the 3rd quarter, the Sharks outscored Kellenberg 14-9 to reduce the deficit to 3, with a score of 31-34 to end the quarter.  The Sharks looked like they might pull out a win as they had done the night before; however, Kellenberg scored the first 6 points of the 4th quarter to increase their lead to 9 before the Sharks answered.  The teams traded baskets and with about 2:30 minutes left in the game, the Sharks were still down by 9.  Junior Micaela Ryan then hit a 3 from the wing; on the next possession, freshwoman Siobhan Ryan hit a 3 from almost the same spot to bring the game to within 3 points 44-47.  Kellenberg called timeout and the Sharks put in a full court press.  Micaela Ryan deflected a pass and the ball went almost the length of the court with Micaela Ryan, sophomore Jennifer Grimm, and a Kellenberg player all going for the ball.  Kellenberg won possession on a jump ball call.  The momentum swung back in favor of Kellenberg when SHA could not get possession of the loose ball.  On Kellenberg’s next possession, 2 made free throws put Kellenberg up by 5 with 1:27 left in the game.  The Sharks had a few more chances to try to tie the game but just could not convert and had to resort to fouling.  Kellenberg, a team that had entered the game as a 51% free throw shooting team, shot 26/31 (84%) from the line in this Championship game and ended the game on 4 additional made free throws to win 53-44. 

Micaela Ryan led the team with 20 points (2/5 3 pt. FG and 4/4 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist, and 1 block.  Siobhan Ryan had 16 points (4/7 FG, 1/1 3 pt. FG), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal. Jennifer Grimm had 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Junior Elizabeth Hill had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees had 2 rebounds and 1 steal, and junior Aoife Scannell had 3 rebounds and 1 assist. 

With a young starting five of 2 juniors, 2 sophomores, and a freshwoman, Sacred Heart will return all of its starters next year.  Moreover, SHA only graduates one senior, Alisa Schaefer.  With almost the entire team returning next year, SHA hopes to have another shot at the Class A State Championship in 2018.

 

SHA Defeats Msgr. McClancy High School to Advance to the Class A State Championship Game

  • March 10:  SHA 60    Msgr. McClancy 51

The Semi-Final game of the Class A Catholic School State play-offs was not what the Sharks expected.  The Sharks found themselves behind the entire game until early in the 4th quarter when they finally pulled ahead to defeat Mgsr. McClancy High School by nine points.  The Sharks returned to Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, New York where last year the Sharks won the Semi-Final game to advance to the State A Championship game.  As the reigning Class A State Champions, the Sharks were optimistic about the game against Mgsr. McClancy.  However, the Sharks soon remembered how hostile it is to play against a New York City team in New York City.  Within the first 2:30 minutes of the game, freshwoman Siobhan Ryan and sophomore Makenzie Sees were on the bench with two fouls each, and the team had already picked up 5 team fouls and had only attempted one shot.  The Sharks were not in sync after these questionable calls, and McClancy was winning the rebounding battle and capitalizing on multiple turnovers.  Despite all of that, the Sharks only found themselves down 14-17 at the end of the 1st quarter. 

In the 2nd quarter, starters Siobhan Ryan and Makenzie Sees remained on the bench and were joined by junior Elizabeth Hill and sophomore Jennifer Grimm as the foul trouble continued for the Sharks.  Junior Micaela Ryan and the Sharks’ bench, especially junior Aoife Scannell, kept the Sharks in the game and the Sharks ended the half only down 21-23.  With only a two point deficient at half-time, the Sharks looked poised to come out in the 2nd half to win the game.  However, McClancy opened up an even greater lead at the beginning of the 3rd quarter.  To help the Sharks on defense, Aoife Scannell returned to the floor to face guard McClancy’s top player.  The Sharks found themselves down 32-37 at the end of the 3rd quarter. 

The Sharks then came out strong in the 4th quarter.  Siobhan Ryan hit a jumper from the corner and then Micaela Ryan hit a 3 from the corner to tie the game.  Jennifer Grimm put in a strong shot from under the basket and then Siobhan Ryan hit a 3 from the corner to put the Sharks up by 5 on a 10-0 run.  The Sharks and McClancy continued to battle, but McClancy could not capture the lead and began to put the Sharks on the line hoping to take advantage of poor free throw shooting.  The Sharks outscored McClancy 28-14 in the 4th quarter to end the game victorious 60-51. 

Micaela Ryan led the team with 25 points (3 three pt. FG and 12/14 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.  Jennifer Grimm had another double-double for the season with 13 points (4/7 FG, 5/7 FT) and 16 rebounds.  Siobhan Ryan had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Aoife Scannell had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 block.  Elizabeth Hill had 5 points (2/3 FG), 3 assists, 3 steals, and 1 rebound. Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 2 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal. Senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 2 rebounds.

 

SHA Loses Monsignor Martin League Championship Game but Advances to Class A State Championship Play-offs in NYC

  • March 4:  SHA 36    Cardinal O'Hara 58

The outcome on March 4 at Villa Maria College was not terribly surprising.  Cardinal O’Hara High School once again defended its title as the Monsignor Martin League Champion defeating the Sharks 58-36. 

O’Hara came out strong with an aggressive trapping press that caused numerous turnovers allowing O’Hara’s offense to run like a well-oiled machine.  SHA found itself down at the end of the 1st quarter by 14 points: 4-18.  The Sharks, however, did not give up.  The Sharks reduced their turnovers, played good defense, and were able to get a few more shots off.  The Sharks were still down at the half 10-31. 

SHA dominated the 3rd quarter 19-12 by breaking the press and moving the ball well to find the open player.  The Sharks closed the gap to 12 points.  O’Hara once again stepped up to end the 3rd quarter leading 43-22.  The Sharks continued to dominate the early part of the 4th quarter, but it was not enough and both teams cleared their bench as O’Hara rolled away with the victory. 

Junior Micaela Ryan led the team with 13 points (5/5 FG), 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block, and 1 assist.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan had 8 points (3/6 FG), 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists, and 2 blocks.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm had 4 points, 10 rebounds, and 1 steal.  Junior Elizabeth Hill also had 4 points (2/4 FG), 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees had 2 points (1/2 FG) and 5 rebounds.  Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 2 points (1/1 FG), 4 rebounds, and 1 assist.  Junior Victoria Sippel also had 2 points (1/1 FG) and 3 rebounds.  Junior Maddie Moore had 1 point.  Sophomore Anna Unger had 1 rebound. 

The Sharks travel to New York City to face the Brooklyn/Queens winner, Msgr. McClancy, in the Class A Catholic State Semi-Finals on Friday, March 10, at 6 pm at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, NY.

 

Sacred Heart Advances to the Monsignor Martin League Championship Game

  • February 26:  SHA 52    Mt. St. Mary 37

The game on February 26 between Sacred Heart Academy and Mt. St. Mary High School was essentially the Class A Catholic School League Championship game.  The anticipation and hype surrounding the game made this game even more exciting.  Each school had a sizable crowd of supporters and Villa Maria’s stands were filled with the colors of Maroon and Blue.  Coming into the game, SHA and the Mount had split games – each winning their home game.  In their last meeting at the Mount, the Mount defeated SHA by 4 points, beating SHA for the 1st time in school history.  SHA wanted nothing more than to avenge that loss.  Moreover, there was a lot riding on the game – the winner goes to the Class A Catholic State play-offs in New York City and the loser would be done for the season. 

The Mount’s strategy was to prevent junior Micaela Ryan from easily scoring by having her face guarded throughout the game.  SHA played a man to man defense to prevent the Mount from taking open three point shots and forcing tough outside shots.  Each team’s strategy worked well in the 1st half and the game was low scoring.  SHA went into half-time with a slight lead 16-12, but foul trouble affected both teams. 

The 3rd quarter was more offensive for each team, with each team more than doubling their half-time score.   Foul shots by SHA helped increase its lead as the Mount found itself in the bonus for almost half of the 3rd quarter, allowing SHA to shoot two foul shots on every foul for a good portion of the quarter.  SHA was able to increase its lead to 9 to end the 3rd quarter 38-29. However, that 9 point lead soon dropped to 4 after multiple turnovers and missed shots by SHA while the Mount hit some crucial shots.  SHA held a 4 point lead that would have dropped to 2 if the Mount’s Kelly Burns had hit a wide open bank shot off a back door cut.  The Mount recovered the rebound but missed the second attempt.  SHA recovered that rebound and with those two misses, the momentum shifted back to SHA.  SHA then began to slowly increase its lead again.  SHA’s lead increased to 13 with about 2 minutes to go and the Mount was not able to capitalize on any of its shots. 

SHA defeated the Mount 52-37, to win its Semi-final game of the Monsignor Martin League play-offs.  This win advances SHA to the Championship game against Cardinal O’Hara High School on Saturday, March 4, at Villa Maria at 6 pm.   In addition, regardless of the outcome of the Championship game, O’Hara will represent the Buffalo region in the Class AA Catholic School State Play-offs and SHA will represent the Buffalo region in the Class A Catholic School State Play-offs. 

Getting her second double-double of the season, freshwoman Siobhan Ryan led the team with 17 points (7/11 FG), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block.  Junior Elizabeth Hill had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Micaela Ryan had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm had 6 points (2/3 FG), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block.  Junior Victoria Sippel had 5 points (2/2 FG) and 1 rebound.  Senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist. Sophomore Makenzie Sees had 3 points and 7 rebounds.  Junior Aoife Scannell had 1 assist and 1 steal. 

 

SHA Downs Nichols in Important League Game

  • February 23:  SHA 57     Nichols 29

The final Monsignor Martin League game against Nichols was a big one.  If SHA won, it secured placement as the #2 seed in the Monsignor Martin League play-offs.  If it lost, SHA would drop to 5th place and have to play against Nichols on Friday night, February 24, to get the chance to then play the #1 seed – Cardinal O’Hara. 

SHA scored a decisive victory defeating Nichols 57-29 and securing placement as the #2 seed in the MMHSAA  play-offs beginning on Sunday, February 26.   SHA came out strong and took a quick lead with four of SHA’s starters scoring to give the Sharks a 13-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.  SHA again dominated the 2nd quarter with scoring coming from 4 different SHA players.  SHA ended the half ahead 25-10.  In the 3rd quarter, freshwoman Siobhan Ryan scored 10 of her 20 points and sophomore Jennifer Grimm added 7 of her 13 points to give Sacred Heart a significant lead: 46-15 at the end of the 3rd quarter.  With the game well in hand, SHA began to sit its starters in the 3rd quarter.  In the 4th quarter, SHA again saw five of its players scoring to end the game 57-29.  

Siobhan Ryan led the team with a career high 20 points (9/15 FG), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.  Jennifer Grimm had her sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds, as well as 1 assist.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees had 6 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.  Junior Micaela Ryan had 5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks, and 1 assist.  Junior Victoria Sippel had 4 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist.  Sophomore Anna Unger had 3 points and 1 assist. Junior Aoife Scannell had 2 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist.  Senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 2 points and 8 rebounds.  Junior Cassie Kamens had 2 points and 2 rebounds; junior Elizabeth Hill had 8 rebounds and 4 assists; junior Maddie Moore had 3 rebounds and 1 assist. 

The Sharks ended the regular season 7-2 in league play, 16-8 overall and as the #2 seed in the MML play-offs.

 

The Sharks Defeat Williamsville North High School

  • February 21:  SHA 54     Williamsville North 43

Although the Sharks ended up defeating Williamsville North High School on the road, the Sharks did not play with their usual energy.  Williamsville North and junior Micaela Ryan traded shots from behind the arc – each having 3 by the end of the 1st quarter, but the Sharks also got contributions from other players to give SHA the lead 18-13 at the end of the 1st quarter.  In the 2nd quarter, the Sharks were not as efficient offensively and Williamsville North was still hot from the 3 point line – hitting 5 more 3 pointers.  This brought the game even at the end of the first half : 26-26.  In the 3rd quarter, the Sharks came out with more energy and focus on both ends of the floor.  The Sharks played great team basketball with multiple players putting points on the board.  Defensively, the Sharks held North to just 6 points to open up a lead of 39-32 to end the 3rd quarter.  In the 4th quarter, Williamsville North tried to close the gap, but the Sharks answered and opened up a greater lead to end the game 54-43. 

Micaela Ryan led the team with 23 points (4/7 FG, 5/11 3 pt. FG), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm had her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees had 6 points (3/5 FG), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.  Sophomore Anna Unger had 2 assists and 1 rebound, junior Elizabeth Hill had 1 rebound and 1 steal, and junior Aoife Scannell had 1 assist and 1 steal.

Overall Record: 15 - 8

League Record: 6 - 2

 

SHA Wins Consolation Game at Kiwanis Tournament

  • February 18:  SHA  64   Lockport HS 28

The Sharks returned on Saturday night to face host Lockport High School in the consolation game.  The Sharks came out fast and dominated the offensive end of the court while playing great defense.  Junior Micaela Ryan put up 12 of her 30 points, including 2 from behind the arc, to give the Sharks a 24-7 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.  The Sharks continued to dominate in the 2nd quarter, generating 18 points in offense and holding Lockport to just 3 points.  The Sharks led at half-time 42-10. 

In the second half, the Sharks continued to outplay Lockport and opened the lead to a commanding 58-19. However, the Sharks began to suffer from successive injuries.  Near the end of the 3rd quarter, freshwoman Siobhan Ryan was hit hard and went down with a deep thigh bruise ending her game.  On the next possession, Micaela Ryan was hit from behind and crashed hard, also forcing her to leave the game.  In the fourth quarter, Micaela Ryan was able to return to play when sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer came down on a foot and sprained her ankle also putting her on the bench.  Just a minute later, sophomore Jennifer Grimm took an elbow to the head.  A minute later, sophomore Anna Unger went down hard after going in for a lay-up.  The Sharks then slowed the game down to try and avoid additional injuries with no players able to check into the game.  The game ended with the Sharks defeating Lockport by 36 points. 

Junior Micaela Ryan (8/12 FG, 4/9 3 pt. FG) led the team with 30 points, including 4 from 3 point range, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal.  Jennifer Grimm added 15 points (6/9 FG) and 6 rebounds.  Siobhan Ryan had 12 points (5/6 FG and 2/2 FT), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal.  Makenzie Sees (3/6 FG) had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal.  Anna Unger had 2 points and 1 assist.  Sophomore Lindsey Gazda had 2 rebounds. 

Micaela Ryan was named to the All-Tourney team and Makenzie Sees was given the All Hustle Award.

Overall Record: 14 - 8

League Record: 6 - 2

 

Kiwanis Lady Lions Tournament

  • February 17:  SHA 57   Williamsville South HS 61

Over the weekend, Sacred Heart participated in the 35th Annual Kiwanis Lady Lions Basketball Tournament held at Lockport High School.  On February 17, Sacred Heart faced Williamsville South High School. The last meeting between Williamsville South and the Sharks back on January 13th ended with the Sharks losing 39-66.  The Sharks came out with the intention of making this a much closer game despite the fact that they only had 6 varsity players, as most of the juniors were away on the junior class trip this weekend.  Sophomore Anna Unger was pulled up from the JV team.  The Sharks played sloppy in the 1st quarter, turning the ball over numerous times against Williamsville South’s trapping half court press.  The Sharks found themselves down at the end of the 1st quarter 11-21.  In the 2nd quarter, the Sharks played smarter on the offensive end and tough on defense with limited turnovers and the two teams played even that quarter with each putting up 11 points.  Senior captain Alisa Schaefer received a blow to the chest that sent her crashing to the floor.  Unable to catch her breath, she left the game to go to the hospital for care.  This left just one reserve on the bench.  The Sharks headed into half-time still trailing 22-32. 

In the second half, the Sharks were able to get the ball more often into the hands of junior Micaela Ryan and this allowed the Sharks to generate more offense.  The Sharks closed the gap ending the 3rd quarter down 38-46.  In the 4th quarter, the Sharks again played Wiliamsville South strong and made a run to try and tie the game.  Despite a strong 4th quarter, the Sharks were unable to completely close the gap.  After a very strong game, sophomore Jennifer Grimm fouled out with a few minutes left in the game.  Trying to put Williamsville South on the line, Micaela Ryan also fouled out with about 7 seconds left on the clock.  With no eligible players left on the bench, the Sharks were forced to play with just 4 players for the remainder of the game.  The Sharks lost to Williamsville South 57-61. 

Jennifer Grimm led the team with 21 points (10/16 FG) and 2 rebounds.  Micaela Ryan contributed with 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, and 1 steal.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan also had 12 points (4/5 FG), 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees had 7 points (3/5 FG), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 5 points and 6 rebounds.  Sophomore Anna Unger had 2 assists.

Overall Record: 13 - 8

League Record: 6 - 2

 

SHA Suffers League Loss at Hands of #1 Cardinal O’Hara

  • February 14:   SHA 39   Cardinal O'Hara 79

O’Hara proved to be too strong for the Sharks to overcome on Valentine's Day at home.  O’Hara came out in an aggressive press that SHA was not able to initially handle and the Sharks found themselves quickly down in the 1st quarter.  SHA regained its composure but could not gain much ground on O’Hara as it continued to dominate the transition game.  O’Hara ended up defeating SHA 79-39.

Sophomore Jennifer Grimm recorded her 4th double-double of the season leading the Sharks with 13 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.  Junior Micaela Ryan ended with 10 points (4/8 FG), 5 steals, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.  Junior Aoife Scannell contributed 6 points (3/4 FG) and 2 steals. Sophomore Makenzie Sees added 5 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Junior Cassie Kamens had 3 points (1/2  on 3 pt. FG), junior Elizabeth Hill had 2 points and 1 rebound, freshwoman Siobhan Ryan had 4 rebounds and 2 steals, sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 3 rebounds and 2 assists, and senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 2 rebounds. 

Overall Record: 13 - 7

League Record: 6 - 2

 

SHA Defeats Jamestown HS

  • February 11:  SHA 63   Jamestown 45

On Saturday, SHA traveled to Jamestown High School for what looked to be a great match-up.  SHA came out excited after the SHA JV team pulled out a victory on a bucket hit by sophomore Anna Unger just seconds before time expired.  In the Varsity game, the Sharks took the lead as Micaela Ryan hit a 3 pointer early in the 1st quarter.  With Micaela Ryan adding an additional 8 points and Jennifer Grimm and Siobhan Ryan adding 4 more each, the Sharks ended the 1st quarter ahead 19-4.  Jennifer Grimm and Siobhan Ryan both picked up second fouls in the second quarter and went to the bench.  Jamestown began to battle back putting up 20 points in the 2nd quarter.  The Sharks put up 16 points with Micaela Ryan adding another 8 points on two baskets from behind the arc, Makenzie Sees adding 3 on a made shot and free throw, Alisa Schaefer hitting a shot, and Siobhan Ryan coming in at the end of the 2nd quarter to hit a 3 pointer.  The Sharks ended the half up 35-24. 

In the 3rd quarter, the Sharks again did a great job of holding Jamestown to low scoring, allowing only 5 points, while adding to their lead with balanced scoring coming from the team.  The Sharks ended the 3rd quarter up 47-29.  The 4th quarter was closer in scoring as Jamestown added 14 points, but the Sharks maintained control of the game adding 16 points with great team basketball.  Micaela Ryan led the team with 31 points (3/5 on 3 pt. FG; 9/14 FG), 4 steals, 2 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 assist.  Siobhan Ryan added 13 points (1/1 on 3 pt. FG; 4/5 FG), 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, and 1 block.  Jennifer Grimm had 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks.  Makenzie Sees had 5 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block. Elizabeth Hill had 2 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  Alisa Schaefer had 2 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist. Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 4 rebounds and 1 block. Aoife Scannell had 1 rebound and 1 block, and Tori Sippel had 1 rebound.

Overall Record: 13 - 6

League Record: 6 - 1

 

Non-league Win Over Wilson HS

  • February 9:  SHA 68    Wilson 54

In a good non-league game on SHA’s Senior Night on their home court, SHA played great team basketball to defeat Wilson High School 68-54.  Prior to the start of the game, SHA celebrated Senior Night and recognized senior captain Alisa Schaefer and manager Victoria Wiedemer by paying tribute to their four years with SHA’s basketball program. 

Wilson came into the match up in 1st place in the Niagara-Orleans League, with a 14-2 overall record.  SHA started the game strong scoring 16 points in the 1st quarter – junior Micaela Ryan adding 8 of her 28 points, hitting 2 shots from behind the arc – to Wilson’s 8 points.  Wilson did not give up, and the 2nd quarter was a closer game but Micaela Ryan’s three 3s as well as some great drives by junior Elizabeth Hill helped SHA maintain the advantage.  SHA ended the half up 33-22.  Wilson came out in the 2nd half looking to try to even the game.  Despite some runs, SHA maintained the lead with contributions from multiple players.  The 3rd quarter ended with SHA still up 52-40.  The 4th quarter saw Wilson continue to battle, but SHA played great team basketball.  This allowed sophomores Jennifer Grimm and Makenzie Sees to put in some key baskets that again opened up the outside shot for Micaela Ryan to add 2 more 3s on the night finishing with a career high 8 three pointers.

Micaela Ryan led the team with 28 points (8/13 on 3 pt FG , 2/4 FG), 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, and 1 block.  Jennifer Grimm added 14 points (7/10 FG), 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and 2 assists.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan contributed 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal. Makenzie Sees had 8 points (4/8 FG) and 4 rebounds.  Elizabeth Hill had 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, and 1 assist.  Senior Alisa Schaefer had 2 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal while junior Victoria Sippel, returning to the line-up after being out with an ankle sprain, added 1 rebound and 1 block. Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 1 block, and juniors Cassie Kamens and Aoife Scannell each had 1 rebound. 

Overall Record: 12 - 6

League Record: 6 - 1

 

SHA Defeats Rival Nardin Academy

  • February 8:  SHA 50    Nardin 39

In an important league game on February 8, SHA took care of business defeating rival Nardin Academy 50-39.  The 1st quarter was a back and forth sloppy game, with both teams initially turning the ball over.  However, SHA ended the quarter with the lead 12-5 with sophomore Jennifer Grimm scoring 8 of her 18 points in the 1st quarter.  In the 2nd quarter, both teams put up 13 points – junior Micaela Ryan scoring all of SHA’s 13 points in the 2nd quarter, including 2 of her 5 baskets from behind the arc – to end the half with SHA up 25-18.  In the 3rd quarter, SHA did a great job of stopping Nardin from scoring, allowing only 2 points.  SHA had an inside and outside game going with Grimm adding 4 more points and Micaela Ryan adding 5 points to increase SHA’s lead to 34-20.  In the 4th quarter, Nardin tried to mount a comeback but again SHA, using both the inside and outside game – with Ryan adding another 8 points (2 baskets from behind the arc), Grimm adding another 6 points, and sophomore Makenzie Sees dishing in a basket of her own – held Nardin off to end the game winning by 11 points. 

Junior Micaela Ryan led the team with 28 points (5/12 from 3 pt FG, 2/5 FG and 9/9 FT), as well as 3 steals, 3 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 assist.  Jennifer Grimm had her third double-double of the season with 18 points (7/10 FG), 12 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal, and 1 assist.  Junior Elizabeth Hill had 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist.  Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer contributed 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, and 1 assist. 

Overall Record: 11 - 6

League Record: 6 - 1

 

SHA Defeats Park School

  • January 31:  SHA 60    Park 31

After facing a tough loss against Mt St. Mary’s the night before, the Sharks took care of business defeating Park 60-31.  However, initially, the Sharks did not seem to have the same energy that has helped them be successful this season.  The team found itself down at the end of the 1st quarter 11-14 after allowing Park to hit 3 from behind the arc and playing a weak defensive zone.  Beginning the second quarter, the Sharks came out in man to man defense and found their stride.  After allowing Park to hit another 3, the Sharks rallied and brought the game to 17-17 and never looked back.  The team took advantage of Park’s defense by hitting sophomore Makenzie Sees at the foul line who dished it into sophomore Jennifer Grimm for easy buckets.  Junior Micaela Ryan scored 9 of her 23 points in the 2nd quarter with 2 baskets from behind the arc – one coming just before time expired in the 2nd half – to give the Sharks the lead 30-23 to end the half.  In the 3rd quarter, the Sharks outscored Park 22-4, again with the high low action continuing to work for the Sharks.  The Sharks opened up a substantial lead to end the 3rd quarter 52-27.

Every player had an opportunity to contribute, with almost every Shark scoring. Junior Micaela Ryan had her first career double-double scoring 23 points (4 from 3 pt range, 5/7 FG, 3/3 FT) and pulling down 11 rebounds, as well as 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Sophomore Jennifer Grimm had a great night with 18 points (8/12 FG), 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal, and 1 assist.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan contributed

8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal. Sophomore Makenzie Sees had 3 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal.  Junior Elizabeth Hill (3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 deflection, and 1 block), senior captain Alisa Schaefer (3 rebounds), junior Cassie Kamens, and junior Aoife Scannell (5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 assist) all had 2 points each.  Junior Maddie Moore had 2 blocks and 1 rebound. 

Overall Record: 10 - 6

League Record: 5 - 1

 

Stunning Upset to Mt. St. Mary

  • January 30:   SHA  41   Mt. St. Mary  46

Playing in MSM’s small gym is always a challenge and Monday night was no exception.  Every point was tough, especially given that SHA had one of its worst shooting nights of the season.  SHA suffered a stunning defeat to Mt. St. Mary because SHA has dominated the Thunder for the past 20 years.  Prior to the game, the Mt. St. Mary’s athletic director had a moving tribute to Sr. Maria Pares and all proceeds from the game were donated to Roswell Park in Sr. Maria’s name. 

At the end of the 1st quarter, SHA was up 8-1 and looked to have control of the game.  However, in the 2nd quarter, MSM outscored SHA 10-5 but SHA still held the lead going into half-time 13-11. SHA found itself down at the end of the 3rd quarter 30-32.  The Sharks came out ready to reclaim the lead in the 4th quarter, but it continued to be a back and forth game with MSM maintaining their lead.  With about 4 minutes left, it looked like SHA might be able to pull out the win after Micaela Ryan hit a 3 in transition to bring the team within 2 points.  However, MSM answered and SHA found itself down again by 4.  The game ended with MSM up 46-41. 

Junior Micaela Ryan led the team with 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 blocks.  Junior Elizabeth Hill, who did a great job handling the ball under pressure and driving to the hoop, had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 assist.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm had 9 points (3/5 FG), 15 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees contributed 2 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist.  Senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 1 rebound and 1 steal. 

Overall Record: 9 - 6

League Record: 4 - 1

 

SHA Notches Big Win Against Frontier

  • January 25:   SHA  64      Frontier HS  56

SHA pulled out one of its biggest wins of the season at home against 4th ranked Frontier High School.  SHA has had some difficulty with teams that hit them with a full court trapping defense.  In the 1st quarter, it looked like that strategy was again going to be effective against the Sharks when Frontier pulled out to an easy lead off of multiple turnovers.  However, after Coach Nina Healy called a timeout, the Sharks calmed down and started breaking the press, putting points on the board and preventing Frontier from getting easy points off of turnovers.  Junior point guard Elizabeth Hill was very effective bringing the ball up under pressure.  The Sharks ended the first quarter down only by 4 points 15-19.  In the 2nd quarter, the Sharks played good defense and continued with their strong offense, but the team still found itself behind Frontier due to Frontier’s effective 3 point shooting.  Late in the 2nd quarter, junior Micaela Ryan picked up her 2nd foul and came out of the game.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan stepped up scoring 4 points and doling out a few assists to sophomore Makenzie Sees who had some nice post moves to bring the score even at 32-32 to end the half. 

In the second half, Frontier hit a few big threes but the Sharks kept up their offensive pressure and Micaela Ryan answered with 2 of her own baskets from behind the arc as well as a 2 pt. basket and a lay-up off of a steal for 10 points in the 3rd quarter.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm had some big rebounds and put backs to help the team end the 3rd quarter up by six points: 53-47.  Frontier came out in the beginning of the 4th quarter and quickly cut the Sharks’ lead to 1 point: 53-52.  However, the Sharks stepped up and Micaela Ryan had 11 of her 34 points in the 4th quarter – hitting 9 for 9 on free throws to seal the game 64-56. Micaela Ryan finished with 34 points (6/7 - 2 pt. FG; 4/8 - 3 pt. FG; 10/10 FT), 7 rebounds, 3 steals and a deflection, 1 assist, and no turnovers. Grimm had her second double-double of the season scoring 12 points (6/11 FG) with 10 rebounds and 1 assist.  Siobhan Ryan had her first career double-double scoring 10 points (4/7 FG) with 10 assists, as well as 4 rebounds and 3 steals.  Sees contributed with 6 points (3/5 FG), 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, and 1 block.  Hill had 2 points, 2 steals, and 2 rebounds.  Senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 2 rebounds and sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 1 rebound. 

Overall Record: 9 - 4

League Record: 4 - 0

 

SHA Wins 4th League Game Defeating Buffalo Seminary

  • January 23:   SHA 61       Buffalo Seminary 25

Sacred Heart won its 4th league game at home Monday night defeating Buffalo Seminary 61-25.  The night began with a ceremony in remembrance of former SHA Varsity Coach Sister Maria Pares, who passed away after a long battle against cancer on January 20.  The team had planned their service project for January 23 so the gym was decorated and  a 50/50 raffle was done to raise money for Down Syndrome Awareness.  Many former SHA players and coaches were in attendance paying their respects to Sister Maria’s legacy. 

The Sharks started out a little slow, but after the first few minutes SHA gained momentum and ended the first quarter up 15-6.  The Sharks never looked back dominating each quarter thereafter: 35-12 at half time and 48-17 at the end of the third.  When the buzzer sounded, the Sharks had amassed a 36 point victory margin over Buffalo Seminary.

Junior Micaela Ryan led the team with 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 steals.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan contributed 10 points and 3 steals.  Senior captain Alisa Schaefer added 6 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist.  Sophomores Jennifer Grimm and Makenzie Sees along with junior Cassie Kamens (3 rebounds) each had 5 points.  Sees also contributed 4 rebounds and 1 steal while Grimm had 2 rebounds.  Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 2 points and 2 rebounds.  Juniors Elizabeth Hill (3 rebounds), Maddie Moore (5 rebounds), and Aoife Scannell (5 rebounds) each scored 2 points as well.

Overall Record: 8 - 4

League Record: 4 - 0

 

SHA Loses a Non-league Contest Against O'Hara

  • January 19:  SHA 39     Cardinal O'Hara 63

Sacred Heart’s loss to Cardinal O’Hara High School on Thursday night was not a surprise, but the fact that SHA was ahead 10-2 in the first quarter was.  It looked like Sacred Heart might have a chance to keep the game close; but after O’Hara took a time out, it came back in an aggressive trapping defense that caused SHA to turn the ball over.  Siobhan Ryan then picked up her 2nd foul that landed her on the bench and O’Hara ended the quarter up 15-13. 

With Siobhan Ryan still on the bench throughout the 2nd quarter, SHA was plagued by more turn-overs and had a hard time putting the ball in the basket.  SHA found itself down at half-time 20-33.  The second half was a little closer, but O’Hara’s trapping defense continued to make things difficult for SHA to get into rhythm.  SHA ended up losing to O’Hara 39-63. 

Junior Micaela Ryan led the team with 15 points (4/7 FG, 2/4 from 3 pt range), 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and 1 assist.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm contributed 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 steal.  Siobhan Ryan had 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal and sophomore Makenzie Sees had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block.  Junior Elizabeth Hill (3 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal) and sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer (2 assists and 2 rebounds) both had 2 points. 

Overall Record: 7 - 4

League Record: 3 - 0

 

Disappointing Loss Against Williamsville South

  • January 13:  SHA 39   Williamsville South 66

What was hoped to be a close, well-matched game, turned into a stunning defeat with Williamsville South routing SHA 66-39.  Williamsville South held SHA to its lowest scoring percentage all season, just 27% overall, and caused a season high 36 turnovers.   SHA was unable to handle Williamsville South’s half-court trap and South converted on almost all of SHA’s turnovers.  Defensively, SHA’s 1-2-2 defense was no match for South’s strong three point shooters.  In the fourth quarter, SHA switched to man-to-man defense and slowed South’s offensive machine down. 

Junior Micaela Ryan, the only Shark in double digits, led the team with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 assist.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan contributed 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm added 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal, and sophomore Makenzie Sees had 6 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 assist, and 1 block.  Junior Victoria Sippel was the only other Shark to score (4 points along with 4 rebounds and 1 steal).  Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 5 rebounds and 3 assists while senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 4 rebounds and 2 steals; juniors Aoife Scannell had 1 rebound and 1 steal and Cassie Kamens had 1 steal.

Overall Record: 7 - 3

League Record: 3 - 0

 

SHA Defeats Mt. Mercy in a Tough League Battle to go 3 - 0

  • January 10:  SHA 46     Mt. Mercy 39

The Sharks fought a tough battle against league rival Mt. Mercy Academy at home but came out on top defeating MMA 46-39.  It looked like it was going to be an easy victory as the Sharks took a quick lead with junior Micaela Ryan scoring 9 of her 16 points in the first few minutes of the 1st quarter.  However, MMA did not roll over and came on hot with very accurate outside shooting.  SHA maintained a small lead to end the period 13-11.  The second quarter was a defensive battle with each team only scoring 7 points, and SHA still up at the half 20-18.  MMA came out in the second half and quickly grabbed the lead on great 3 point shooting.  SHA’s zone defense had a hard time stopping the outside shot and could not convert on numerous lay-ups.  SHA found itself down at the end of the 3rd quarter 29-32.  In the 4th quarter, SHA changed its defense to an aggressive man-to-man defense that stymied MMA’s outside shooters, and SHA took charge at the offensive end as well scoring 17 points in the 4th quarter.  SHA regained the lead with about 4 minutes left in the quarter and never looked back. 

Micaela Ryan led the team with 16 points, 3 steals, and 2 rebounds.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan contributed 12 points (2/3 FG and 8/9 FT), 2 rebounds, and 1 block.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm added 9 points, 17 rebounds, and 1 steal.  Junior Elizabeth Hill had 6 points, 3 steals, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists; senior captain Alisa Schaefer had 2 points and 2 rebounds; sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer had 1 point, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist. 

Overall Record: 7 - 2

League Record: 3 - 0

 

Sharks Lose to #1 Ranked Rochester Team

  • January 7:  SHA 47      Our Lady of Mercy  74

The Sharks traveled to St. John Fisher Saturday night to face Rochester’s #1 ranked team, Our Lady of Mercy.  The Monarchs have an impressive roster with three players listed over 6 feet tall and a great deal of experience.  The young Sharks team was no match for Mercy’s strength and height, and the Sharks quickly found themselves down early in the 1st quarter after numerous turnovers led to easy points for the Monarchs.  The Sharks never climbed out of the hole and found themselves down 22-49 at the half with junior Micaela Ryan in foul trouble after picking up 3 fouls in the 2nd quarter. 

The lead grew to 30-69 in the 3rd quarter with freshwoman Siobhan Ryan the only Shark scoring in the quarter.  The Sharks reduced the lead with 4 starters returning to the floor in the 4th quarter to end the game 47-74.  Siobhan Ryan led the team with 15 points, 5 offensive rebounds, and 1 steal.  Micaela Ryan contributed 14 points, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 1 rebound.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees added 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 block while junior Victoria Sippel had 5 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals. Junior Aoife Scannell contributed 4 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, and 1 steal; junior Maddie Moore put in 2 points; junior Elizabeth Hill chalked up 1 point, 4 steals, and 1 rebound.

Overall Record: 6 - 2

League Record: 2 - 0

 

Sharks Win First Home League Game

  • January 6:   SHA 67     St. Mary's Lancaster 42

Friday night’s league game against St. Mary’s High School looked like it was going to be close as SML jumped out to an early lead until junior Micaela Ryan, despite being face guarded, scored 10 of her 27 points in the 1st quarter propelling the Sharks to a 15-11 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.  SML never regained the lead, and the Sharks opened up an even greater lead ending the half 32-17.  The Sharks continued to dominate the game ultimately defeating SML by 25 points. 

Junior Micaela Ryan finished the game with a season high 27 points (shooting 66% FG and 4/4 free throws), 4 steals, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan added 7 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal, and sophomore Makenzie Sees had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Three players: junior Elizabeth Hill and sophomores Jennifer Grimm and Josh-Lynne Jenifer each contributed 6 points. Hill was also responsible for 5 steals, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist, and Grimm contributed the team high 10 rebounds while Jenifer had 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Junior Cassie Kamens had 3 points off 1 of 2 shooting from behind the arc.  Juniors Maddie Moore, Victoria Sippel, and Aoife Scannell had 2 points each. 

Overall Record: 6 - 1

League Record: 2 - 0

 

Sharks Win First Monsignor Martin Contest by Impressive 62 Point Margin over Niagara Catholic

  • January 3:  SHA  77     Niagara Catholic  15

Eight Sharks contributed points in this lopsided win with every member of Varsity having the opportunity to play for at least 12 minutes.  Four players were in double digits.  The outcome was never in question as SHA led by 21 points at the end of the first quarter: 23 - 2 and by 29 points (35 - 6) at half time. 

Leading the Sharks was junior Micaela Ryan with 19 points, l block, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm put in 14 points and contributed 2 blocks, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan scored 13 points with 1 assist, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal while sophomore Makenzie Sees put in 12 points with 2 assists, 2 blocks, 6 rebounds, and 1 steal.

Juniors Tori Sippel and Madeline Moore each scored 6 points.  Sippel accounted for 4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal while Moore is credited with 1 assist and 4 rebounds.  Junior Aoife Scannell put in 4 points with 1 assist, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Senior captain Alisa Schaefer scored 3 points with 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Although Elizabeth Hill, Cassie Kamens, and Josh-Lynne Jenifer did not score any points, they each did their part.  Hill was reponsible for the team high 5 assists with 2 rebounds and 1 steal.  Kamens had 1 assist with 2 defensive rebounds and Jenifer had 3 assists with 3 rebounds.

Overall Record: 5 - 1

League Record: 1 - 0

 

Varsity Suffers First Defeat at Hands of Unbeaten Clarence Red Devils

  • December 29:  SHA  47    Clarence High School  53

Thursday night's contest in the Art Dobson Memorial Tournament was a meeting of two unbeaten Main Street teams.  Large public school Clarence with a 6 - 0 record faced smaller school Sacred Heart whose Varsity squad was riding a four game winning streak. 

SHA took a one point lead at the end of the first quarter but then fell behind 19 - 28 as the Red Devils outscored them by ten points in the second quarter.  The Sharks roared back in the fourth quarter scoring 18 points while holding Clarence to 9 points, but it was not enough.  Clarence thwarted the Sharks' opportunity to three-peat in the Art Dobson Memorial Tournament.

                                 1st Qtr.         2nd Qtr.         3rd Qtr.        4th Qtr.

SHA                             14                    5                     10                     18

Clarence                     13                  15                    16                       9

The top three scorers for the Sharks were Micaela Ryan with 16 points, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 rebound, and 2 steals; Siobhan Ryan with 13 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals; and Jennifer Grimm with 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals.

Overall Record: 4 - 1

 

Sharks Remain Undefeated with Win over Starpoint in Art Dobson Memorial Tournament

  • December 28:  SHA  42    Starpoint  23

The Sharks were playing on their home court hosting the Art Dobson Memorial Tournament versus Starpoint High School and came away with victory #4 on the season. At half time Sacred Heart led by twelve points: 19 - 7 in an uncharacteristically low scoring game for the Sharks.  Christmas break seemed to have affected their shooting as baskets were not falling in; the Sharks were just 3 for 12 (25% shooting) from the free throw line.

Junior Micaela Ryan was top scorer with 15 points along with 1 assist, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Her sister Siobhan Ryan chalked up 4 points with 2 assists, 7 rebounds, and 1 steal while sophomore Jennifer Grimm contributed 7 points and 8 rebounds.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees added 8 points, 2 assists, and the team high 14 rebounds (6 offensive and 8 defensive).  Junior Elizabeth Hill came away with 3 steals, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 points. Sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer accounted for 4 points, 2 assists, and 5 rebounds.  Junior Cassie Kamens came off the bench and only played 4 minutes, but she had 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 points (making 1 out of 1 for 100% shooting).

Thursday, December 29, the Sharks take on Clarence High School in the Art Dobson Memorial Tournament on their home court at 6:30 pm.

Overall Record: 4 - 0

 

Sharks Keep Win Streak Alive with Victory over Nardin in Non-league Game

  • December 12:  SHA  64    Nardin  40

The Sharks played strong on the road defeating Nardin Academy by 24 points.  SHA led by 8 points after the first quarter and increased the lead to 10 points by half-time.  The fourth quarter was especially good for SHA as they put in a season high 22 points in the fourth quarter.

Junior Micaela Ryan led the team with 23 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assist.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan added 13 points (shooting 71% overall – 3/4 on FG and 2/3 from 3 point range), 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals, while sophomore Jennifer Grimm, getting her first double-double of the season, added 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Junior Tori Sippel scored 8 points with 5 rebounds and 1 steal. Junior Elizabeth Hill contributed 5 points, 5 assists, 4 steals, and 3 rebounds.

Overall Record: 3 - 0

 

Sacred Heart Defeats Mt. St. Mary’s in Non-league Game

  • December 9:  SHA  51    Mt. St. Mary Academy 44

                                 1st Qtr.         2nd Qtr.         3rd Qtr.        4th Qtr.

SHA                             16                   12                    14                      9

MSM                              8                    11                    11                    14

In their first home game of the season, SHA faced a strong Mt. St. Mary’s team that returned all of its starters from last year.  With a young starting 5: 2 juniors, 2 sophomores, and a freshwoman, SHA played like a veteran team against an older MSM team that has played together for a few years.  Mt. St. Mary’s has always been a strong defensive team; they believed this year’s experienced team would defeat SHA’s young team.  MSM was denied their dream as SHA held tough in a back and forth, physical game that ended with SHA defeating MSM 51-44. 

Junior Micaela Ryan led the team with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists, and 1 block.  Freshwoman Siobhan Ryan contributed 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.  Sophomore Makenzie Sees had a great game with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist.

Overall Record 2 - 0

 

Sharks Off to Fast Start with Convincing Victory in Pastor-Cooper Tourney

  • December 6:  SHA  63     Tapestry  29

The Sharks opened their season against Tapestry Charter in the 31st Annual Pastor-Cooper Showcase Tournament held at Daemen College on December 6 with eleven Sacred Heart players putting points on the board.  Interim head coach Jack Coppola could not be happier with his team.

SHA's Varsity squad zipped out to an 18-9 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating Tapestry by 34 points.  By half-time the score was 34-16 in favor of SHA; the Sharks were particularly outstanding in the third quarter as they kept Tapestry scoreless and widened the point spread to 51-16.

The team was led by junior Micaela Ryan with 16 points, 1 rebound, 1 block, 2 assists, and 7 steals.  Sophomore Jennifer Grimm, named MVP of the game, added 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Also contributing were senior captain Desyre Lee with 6 points, 1 assist, and 1 rebound; sophomore Makenzie Sees with 6 points, 1 assist, 1 block, and 1 rebound; and sophomore Josh-Lynne Jenifer with 6 points and 2 rebounds.  Making her high school debut, freshwoman Siobhan Ryan accounted for 5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal.

Overall Record: 1 - 0