Oratory JV Hoops Triumphs Over Morris Catholic

Ben Gaffney, Staff Writer

The OP JV team defeated Morris Catholic in a great bounce-back, blowout victory. The junior varsity team’s primary issue in the last three games were that they were giving up sizable leads in the first quarter to opponents. For instance, OP spotted Pingry a 19-2 lead in the first quarter but out scored them for the rest of the game; however those three quarters weren’t enough for the win. Coach Muoio warned the starters before the game that if Morris Catholic took a significant lead in the first quarter, they would be benched. Maybe Muoio’s pregame speech inspired them, but the starters showed up to play as something clicked for the squad. Morris Catholic’s best player almost fouled out in the first quarter, and even received a technical foul. Oratory then went on a run to end the first quarter with a sizable lead.  Towards the end of the game, Oratory was able to put in the bench and ended up scoring a total of 63 points. 

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Despite the fact that almost everyone played well, there were some standout performances. The top rebounder for the Rams was sophomore Henry Bolster, who was playing excellent defense against Morris Catholic’s greatest player. Will Kostka, a freshman, scored a respectable 10 points with a few three-pointers, rebounds, and assists. Jack Olohan, a stellar sophomore, had a tremendous game with many of three-pointers and assists. He scored 13 points in total. However, freshman Ryan Fay’s performance stood out the most. This young man seems promising, as shown by how he scored 22 points and had nearly 10 assists. Fay has consistently been the Rams leading scorer throughout this season.