Darius Iraj

College Journalist


January 2016

Tarmac Online – JV Basketball Update

Posted 02/03/2013 02:23PM

By: Darius Iraj ’15


After a cancellation by the Mount Vernon Knights, the Chaminade Junior Varsity Basketball Team rescheduled and suffered a disappointing loss on Saturday, January 26 to the St. Peter’s Eagles from Staten Island.

The Flyers began the game strongly, pacing the offense with a balanced attack with six different players scoring for Chaminade in the first quarter. Towards the ends of the quarter, St. Peter’s started to find its rhythm and ended the first quarter with a three at the buzzer to take the lead, 16-15.

The Flyers kept battling throughout the second quarter with huge contributions from guards Brendan Quinn ’15 and Kevin McNoble ’15, but the Eagles were playing well and headed into halftime with a 30-26 lead.

Sean Clark ’15 led the offense in the third quarter scoring six points. Despite Chaminade’s solid play, the Eagles went into the last quarter with a nine point lead, and within the first few minutes of the fourth they looked to put the game away. The Flyers made a huge run, which was capped off by a key three from Sal Fradella ’15, to shave the deficit to 52-47; however, the Flyers fell short, with a final score of 60-50.

“We definitely could have given a better effort on the defensive end,” said guard Ed Fred ’15. “We also need to play a lot smarter, and we’re going to be looking to bounce back against St. Dominic’s.”


Chaminade Prevails Over St. Anthony’s

Posted 01/23/2013 05:16PM

By: Darius Iraj ’15

The Chaminade J.V. Basketball Team had one of their biggest games of the season on Friday, January 18, at home against none other than their premier rival, St. Anthony’s. The Flyers started off the game slowly, and starting guards Brendan Kearns ’15 and Kevin McNoble ’15 were inconsistent from the field as the Friars raced to an early lead. As the second quarter progressed, the home team settled in and starting wingman Tom Tubridy ’15 revitalized the Flyers with his strong offensive play. However, the Friars responded with several three-pointers and went into half time with a relatively comfortable lead.

The third quarter started and the Flyers looked like a different squad coming out of the gate. Guard Brendan Quinn ’15 provided a huge lift off the bench with his playmaking, and he helped set up a 17-point game on offense by forward Matt Johnson ’15.

“Hitting my first few shots felt good, and as the game went on my shot got stronger and my teammates set me up great,” said Johnson. The Flyers sealed the comeback in the fourth quarter and finished on top with a final score of 59-52.

“The energy of the crowd really helped us, because we were down in the first half,” said Matt Johnson ’15. Coming out of the locker room, however, we knew that we weren’t going to lose this game, and everything worked out for us in the end.”

The Flyers’ next game is against Mount Vernon on Saturday, January 26.

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