The St. Helen’s Hurricanes Catholic Youth Organization basketball team recently defeated St. Margaret’s with a final score 37-36 in overtime at St. Francis Prep.
The Hurricanes now face Middle Village’s Our Lady of Hope in the CYO Championship game at Monsignor McClancy High School in East Elmhurst this Saturday, March 23 at 11:15 a.m.
In an coincidental twist, the Hurricanes have not been able to practice because the St. Helen’s gymnasium has been occupied since Hurricane Sandy — first by a relief center and now by the Howard Beach Senior Center, which has temporarily been relocated to the gym. The loss of their gym has also forced the team to play all their games on the road, earning them the nickname the “Road Warriors.”
Celebrating above are Assistant Coach Lenny Fernandes, left, Nicholas DelGeorge, Michael Roccaforte, Joey LaSorsa, Jonathan Fernandes, Andrew McGrory, Michael Horton, Alex D’Amelio, Nicholas Wood, Christopher Tufano, Michael Nespolini and Coach Matt Horton. Not pictured are Nicholas Biordi, Albert Campos, Jonathan Durso, Raymond Stehle.