CYO Power Rankings – Week of Jan 7

By: Will Shepard ‘19

After a nice relaxing break, the teams were back at it this weekend. Many teams were in tournaments over break, however I will not include those games with their record, but it could affect the rankings because of head to head versus other teams.

10Saint Joseph and John (0-3)

Saint Joseph and John lost a very tough game this weekend, losing 82-65 to Saint Edward. They only had five kids and that greatly affected the game since they had a big lead but grew tired. The Vikings are in a very tough division, and they have lost three straight games. If the Vikings do not find a way to pull out these games, they could be in danger of dropping out of the power rankings.

9Saint Monica (1-2)

Saint Monica had a close game this weekend, losing 43-37 to Saint Albert the Great. Saint Monica still has very good defense, rarely allowing their opponent to break 50 points. Their main problem is finding consistent offense and they will look for Vinnie Doran to help them win in their next game versus Saint Luke.

8Saint Angela Merici (2-1)

Saint Angela Merici was able to pull off the three point win this weekend, beating Saint Basil 52-49. Back to back three point wins shows how clutch Saint Angela is and their CYO experience in closing out games. They will face Saint Marks next weekend in hopes of going 3-1 on the season.

7Saint Ignatius (Watters) (2-1)

Saint Ignatius fell apart this weekend, losing 53-42 to Saint Raphael’s. Ignatius just could not get it going on offense, only scoring 42. Raphael’s is a good team, so the loss is not too bad, but Ignatius certainly has the talent to beat them if they end up facing each other later in the season. Look for a bounce back performance next week versus OLA.

6Saint Bridget (3-0)

Saint Bridgets won this weekend by a score of 64-61 versus Saint Ambrose. Vinnie Riley led the Chargers scoring 33 points. However, over Christmas break, the Chargers put up a pathetic performance versus Saint Ignatius Ranallo, losing by a blowout score. This caused the Chargers to move down a couple spots, but look for the Chargers to get back on track.

5Saint Ignatius (Hartman) (2-1)

Saint Ignatius had a very easy weekend, winning due to a forfeit of Saint Marks. Ignatius looks to get a solid win next week when they face the fourth ranked Saint Paschals team.

4Saint Paschals (2-1)

A new team on the list has earned the number 4 spot in the Power Rankings. Led by Matt Ferrito, this team has a 2-1 record with their only loss being a one point loss to the top ranked Saint Ignatius team. If Saint Paschals is on your schedule, you better bring your A game. They won this weekend versus Elyria Catholic by a score of 52-24.  

3Saint Ignatius (Ranallo) (3-0)

After destroying Saint Bridgets in a tournament over Christmas, the Junior Saint Ignatius team went back to the regular season getting a victory over Saint Joseph of Avon Lake. It was not too close of a game but they were able to pull away by a score of 44-31. Ignatius hopes their scoring comes as they play an 0-3 Holy Trinity team.

2Gesu (3-0)

Gesu’s scoring clinic continued this weekend, beating Saint Joan of Arc by a close score of 71-67. Gesu has so many scoring options available on their team, usually scoring at will. They have speed, shooting, and defense. They play versus a 2-1 Robert and White next week in hopes of keeping up their perfect season.

1Saint Ignatius (Emery) (3-0)

The top ranked team showed up this week, beating Saint Basil 66-51. It was not a very close game throughout the contest, with Ignatius running their fast break offense from the start. Aiden Wells led Ignatius, scoring over 30 points and also had help from Pat Russell throughout the game. Ignatius will look to keep their perfect record next week versus the 9th ranked Saint Joseph and Johns Vikings.

MVP Candidates:

  1. Nick Marsick
  2. Aiden Wells
  3. Patrick Russell
  4. Lucas Tai
  5. Vinnie Riley