Sports Round-Up Nov. 16

The St. Saviour H.S., Park Slope, cheerleading team brought the energy on Oct. 20 during the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk to fight breast cancer on the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, graduate and former varsity boys’ basketball standout Michael Graham has committed to play college hoops at Elon University in North Carolina. The Tablet All-Star is now playing at Canterbury School, a college preparatory school in New Milford, Conn.

It was a true family affair on Nov. 2, as the men’s basketball teams from Baruch College, Manhattan, and Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y., squared off in a preseason scrimmage.

Brothers and Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, graduates John Alesi – Baruch’s head coach – and Chris Alesi – the new head coach at Manhattanville – faced each other in Chris’ first game.

John and Chris are the sons of Jack Alesi, former Clippers boys’ hoops coach who was a seven-time CHSAA Coach of the Year during his 21 seasons at Xaverian before retiring in 2016.

The game was not scored officially, but it did give each squad a chance to see some local competition. Manhattanville opens its season on the road at Pratt Institute, Downtown Brooklyn, on Nov. 19, while Baruch played its first game at SUNY New Paltz, N.Y., on Nov. 9.