Sports Round-Up Feb. 5

St. John’s Prep, Astoria, senior girls’ basketball player Siobhan O’Donnell has committed to continue her hoops career in college at Norwich University in Vermont.

Jan. 23 marked the first-ever NYC/LI Catholic League Challenge featuring boys’ basketball teams in both regions. The event was hosted at St. Anthony’s H.S., South Huntington, L.I. From the diocese, Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, and Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, participated. The Long Island teams won two of the three games, with the Knights from Holy Cross earning the City’s only victory, 66-61, over Holy Trinity H.S., Hicksville, L.I.

The local CHSAA Varsity ‘B’ league is enjoying its 50th anniversary season. This league gives student-athletes who love the sports of basketball a chance to represent their school on the court.

Typically, high school basketball teams consist of 12-15 roster spots, so at larger, competitive schools, only a small handful of students make the team. The Varsity ‘B’ league has ensured more basketball-loving students are afforded the opportunity to play.