2023 JV Basketball Recap

George Fagan, Staff Writer

In the final remaining game of the season, the Rams managed to beat a well respected Madison team. The final score of the game was 63-58, which would be one of the higher scoring games all year. The key to the game would be the Rams ability to shoot very well outside the three point line, as well as Ryan Fay, Jack Olohan, and Will Kostka all having very good games. Will Kostka would come up huge for the Rams by having a career high of 21 points, in which his three point shooting would be the reason his tally was so high. The story for Jack Olohan was the same, having a season high for him as well with 17 points, including hitting some very clutch foul shots at the end to propel the Rams to victory. Freshman Rob Santoro would help lead the team in assists with several flashy passes to sophomore Henry Bolster and his good buddy Ryan Fay. In their last game against Pope John, the Rams would drop the last game finishing the season at 10-13. These guys would have a bunch of tough matchups throughout the season and would, for the most part be overmatched with size throughout several games. Although they had less size than other teams, the Rams would still be able to compete with their speedy offense and tough finishing. Freshman Ryan Fay would lead the team in points, dropping thirty points three times, and having the most impressive game of the season against Rahway with 34 points. Henry Bolster, in his second season on JV, brought a veteran presence and was respected as a leader by being the team’s rebounder and leading the team in that category. The assists would come from Julian Stauffer before his injury, which hurt the team a lot. This meant someone had to step up to the plate to try to fill him in, in which Rob Santoro would be the one who would create scoring opportunities for the Rams. Although the season expectation with all the talent the team contained was to win the county championship, the season was still a success with the players that the team has produced for varsity. Henry Bolster, Julian Stauffer, and Nick Hrerovich were the only ones who were “swing,” players to start the season. Ryan Fay, Jack Olohan, and Will Kostka’s good playing led them to all be on varsity by the end of the season, which shows these guys were all great leaders and competitors throughout the season. Aidan Fahy and Jalen Brogdon would be the very well respected role players of the team by being the six men and coming into the game making an impact by grabbing important rebounds and scoring contested layups. Although they did not play a lot, Ben Gaffney, Ian Heffernan, and Kingston Nnadi would bring the bench alive, coming up with chants, and keeping the players engaged in the game to try to be the biggest presence the best they could. Coach Muoio will definitely be back next season, earning the reputation of a well respected coach at Oratory, and only the future knows where all these players will end up.