Shamrock basketball off to 5-1 start with support from student “Stud Section”
Varsity basketball improved their record to 5-1 this weekend with wins over Taft High School (1-4) and Urban Prep (0-4).
On Saturday, the “Stud Section” showed up in huge numbers to watch the Shamrocks defeat Taft in the “Battle of the Kennedy Expressway” earning the student section Athlete of the Week honors for the first time. “Our ‘Stud Section’ was tremendous at the Taft game,” said Head Coach Mike Bailey, “They always have been and always will be the heart and soul of the basketball program.”
Junior Justin Walker had 14 points and six steals in the non-conference game as Saint Patrick beat Taft 69-33. Sophomore Dominic Galati added 15 points and junior Jakob Medina had 11 points.
On Saturday, Saint Patrick traveled to Urban Prep where the team won their second non-conference matchup of the weekend 79-35. The Shamrocks were led by junior Andrej Cady’s 17 points. Junior Austin Freeman scored 13 points and sophomore Joe Fanning contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
The team is always about the process of getting better on and off the court every day, according to Bailey. “Our team embraces the concept,” he said. “There will be some big tests in the upcoming weeks for a young team who will keep growing together.”
Saint Patrick will play their next game at Nazareth Academy on Friday, December 8 at 7 pm.