Boys basketball loses to nationally ranked The Patrick School


Alyssa Cordero

photo by Derek Garrett
SPF boys basketball took a tough loss against The Patrick School basketball team after a valiant fight. After four periods, the game ended with a score of 83-28.
“These teams are not just the best in the county, or state, but in the country.” said Raiders head coach Steve Siracusa. “It’s a challenge, but a great opportunity for our kids, to see some top notch players and teams and try to see what we could do.”
Although SPF attempted to keep up with the Celtics, The Patrick School dominated the first two periods with great shooting and passing. Despite great effort from SPF, the first half score was 52-5 in favor of the Celtics.
SPF came back to the third and fourth period with more energy and fight. The offense stepped up their game in order to combat St. Patrick’s. SPF scored nine points in the third quarter, courtesy of sophomore Tommy Drubulis, junior Peter Yarem, and sophomore Cooper Heisey.
The fourth period was finished out with an additional 14 points by sophomore Jack Brady, sophomore Lamont Cruse, junior Teddy Willmott, and Heisey.
Despite the loss, the Raiders are hoping to use this game as a building block towards improvement and hopefully, more victories to add to their record.
“Our expectation is to keep getting better everyday, every game,” said Siracusa.