FHS, BC enjoy runs at the Throwdown
It was another productive weekend of summer basketball for Freedom and it’s something that they’ve become accustomed to over the years.
The Patriots went 3-1 last weekend at the A-town Throwdown at Cedar Beach, losing in the round of 16 to Executive Charter 46-42 to exit the tournament on Sunday.
Still, it was a promising sign for Joe Stellato’s group to keep building off their playoff campaign from the winter with summer reps.
“We are playing the way we have been wanting to for three years,” said Stellato. “The players have bought into the team and are trusting one another. This was a problem early in the summer, but the players got past that and realized we have to play together to win. Yes, it’s only summer, but we have not won consistently until now. This tournament completed our summer schedule, and it was a perfect end to the summer.”
Freedom won their group contests over Chambersburg, Notre Dame and Pocono Mountain East to reach Sunday’s round of 16.
Falling to Executive was a disappointing to see their end run, but Stellato knew the group took away valuable lessons from the contest.
“We played great, but we missed some key foul shots and layups at the end of the game or we would have come out on top,” Stellato said. “We are missing a few key parts to our lineup, and we will be excited to get them back and throw them in the mix.”
Bethlehem Catholic also went 3-1 in the tournament, knocking off Cedar Cliff, Stroudsburg and St. John Vianney.
The Hawks fell to Allen 45-35 in the round of 16 to see their weekend commence.
Liberty went 1-2 in the event and didn’t qualify for Sunday’s action.
The Hurricanes defeated Red Lion, but dropped games to Timber Creek and Abington.