St. Elizabeth Seton Gold wins another title
St. Elizabeth Seton Gold won its second consecutive New England Regional CYO Title for the high school division. The Regional Tournament took place in southern Connecticut.
After advancing to the final four, Seton matched up with St. Ann’s of Dorchester, Mass., in the semifinals at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull.
Gold led from start to finish, charged by high defensive energy by Brian Gould and Ryan Fischer. Offensive standouts were Tyler Allen with 18 points, Jarrett Pellerin and Cory Wallace with 13 each and Clay Norris with 11. The final was 63-54 in Seton’s favor.
The semifinal win set up a final against the St. Leonard Knights from Boston’s North End at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport.
In a very physical contest, Gold came out strong in the first quarter leading by eight, but was only up by two at the half. In the third quarter, Gold struggled offensively and multiple turnovers had the Knights up by five at the end of the frame.
Gold got back on their game and turned up the heat both offensively and defensively in the all important fourth quarter. With Pellerin, Gould and Norris being aggressive on the defensive perimeter it made it extremely difficult for St. Leo’s to get the ball inside to their big men allowing Gold to hold Boston to 10 points in the quarter. Meanwhile, Gold’s Tyler Allen took over offensively scoring 12 in the quarter, including two threes, and with Gold scoring a total of 24 points they pulled away for a 57-48 victory. Allen finished the game with a team high 20 points, followed by 15 from Pellerin and 12 by Wallace.
Seton had been Regional runners up in 2012 and 2013 but now have defended their 2015 title with the 2016 Regional Championship.
Pictured left to right..
Back row: Coach Owen Smith, Ryan Fischer, Chris Francis, Cory Wallace, Jarrett Pellerin, Tyler Allen, Devan Schappler, Jack St. Hilaire, Chris McSherry, Coach Ryan Cowette, Coach Mark Schappler
Back row: Jeremy Natale, Clay Norris, Paul Martineau, Evan Natale, Brian Gould