Toussaint, Iowa on FOX Sports

Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Joe Toussaint and the University of Iowa men’s basketball team plays the University of Illinois in a Big 10 game on FOX Sports at 9 p.m. Friday night.

Iowa (12-3 overall, 6-2 Big Ten) is ranked seventh in this week’s AP Top-25 poll. Illinois is 19th.

Toussaint, a sophomore guard, is averaging 4.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 15 minutes of action per game.

Siegrist Leads Villanova

Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate Maddy Siegrist finished with 43 points and 18 rebounds in helping the Villanova University women’s basketball team to a 1-1 week.

The four-time winner of Big East Women’s Basketball Player of the Week this season had 24 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block in an 81-78 overtime win over St. John’s. Two days later, she had 19 points and eight rebounds in a 95-77 loss to Marquette.

Villanova (9-3 overall, 4-3 Big East) plays at Butler on Sunday in a game being televised by the Big East Network.

PHOTO COURTESY OF VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

CYONY Planning for Spring Activities

CYO New York Director Seth Peloso announced in a letter on the CYO New York website that the program is planning outdoor activities for the spring that include track and field, outdoor basketball, cheerleading, baseball/softball and golf.

All indoor activities remain suspended until further notice.

“In the coming weeks, additional planning information and protocols will be shared among CYO parish/school coordinators,” Peloso said in the letter. “We remind everyone that any programming offered will meet all state, city and local health requirements and will look different than our traditional programming pre-COVID. We thank everyone in advance for their patience and cooperation as we move out of the winter months and into the new growth and opportunity that spring will bring.”

Mautner Wins 2 at Track Meet

Liam Mautner won two races to lead the 71 entries in the CYO New York Polar Bear races at Iona Prep in New Rochelle Jan.24.

The Sts. John & Paul runner took first place in the 200-meter dash, third to fifth grade race, in 35.3 seconds and the 1,600, third and fourth grade coed, in 7:42.3.

Other winners were:

200

Meg Fritsche, girls K-2, Westchester Wolves, 44.8; Derick Andrade, boys k-2, CYO Unattached, 40.4; Anna Towle, girls 3-5, Westchester Wolves, 39.6; Charlie Mueller, boys 5-6, CYO Club, 35.2; Gabriel Kramer-Griffith, boys 6-8, CYO Club, 27.9; Kyleigh O’Keefe, girls 5-8, CYO Club, 33.8.

1,600

David Bergman, coed 5-6, Westchester Wolves, 7:06.9; Anderson Krasner, coed 7-8, CYO Club, 5:55.8.

Basketball Recap

Here is a recap of how some Catholic high school graduates from the archdiocese fared in recent days:

— Archbishop Stepinac graduate Alan Griffin finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks for Syracuse University in a 78-60 Atlantic Coast Conference win over Virginia Tech. The junior is averaging 15.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

— Archbishop Stepinac graduate RJ Davis collected 10 points, three assists and two rebounds in North Carolina’s 86-76 ACC victory over North Carolina State. The freshman guard is averaging 9.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

— Cardinal Hayes graduate Joe Toussaint had seven points and one assist in eight minutes for the University of Iowa in an 81-69 Big Ten loss to Indiana. Iowa was ranked fourth in last week’s Associated Press Top-25 national poll.

Kramer-Griffith Wins Twice

Gabriel Kramer-Griffith ran to two wins at the CYO Polar Bear Meet at Iona Prep in New Rochelle on Sunday.

Kramer-Griffith of CYO Club Boys won the 1,500-meter run in 5 minutes, 19 seconds and the 3,000 in 12:02.7. Both races were coed events.

Here are the other winners with name, event, team and time:

Michael Keane, boys 300 PK-K, Iona Prep, 1:23.3; Declan O’Keefe, boys 300 1-2, CYO Unattached, 1:00.9; Joel Richards, boys 300 3-4, Iona Prep, 54.5; Viviana Matesic, girls 300 3-4, CYO Unattached, 59.7; Kevin Roughneen, 300 5-6 mixed, CYO Club Boys, 56.1; William Anello, 300 7-8 mixed, CYO Unattached, 45.0.

Anna Towie, girls 600 3-4, Westchester Wolves, 2:41.7; Parker Wilson, boys 600 3-4, Iona Prep, 2:42.2 David Berman, 600 5-6 mixed, Westchester Wolves, 2:23.8 Alfred Blanco, 600 7-8 mixed, Iona Prep, 2:09.2.

Rosie Palmer, 1000 mixed, CYO Club Girls, 3:48.3.

Davis Leads UNC

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate RJ Davis scored a team-high and career-high 16 points and grabbed four rebounds for the University of North Carolina in an 82-75 Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball loss to Florida State.

Davis came off the bench to play 20 minutes. The freshman guard is averaging 9.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

North Carolina hosts Wake Forest on Wednesday and North Carolina State on Saturday. ESPN or ESPN2 will be televising the game with North Carolina State.

89 Entries for CYONY Polar Meet

There were 89 entries for the CYO New York Polar outdoor meet held Jan. 10 at Iona Prep in New Rochelle.

Here are the winners with grade level, affiliation and time:

200

Virginia Matesic, Girls K-4, Unattached, 16.3; Maddie Barnes, Girls 5-6, Annunciation, 32.1; Joel Richards, Boys K-2, Iona Prep, 38.3; Liam Mautner, Boys 5-6 200, Sts. John & Paul, 35.5; Marko Matesic, Boys 6-8, Iona Prep, 32.4.

400

Kimberly Husbands, Girls 5-8, Unattached, 1:11.2; Hadley Kuo Dunn, Girls 3-5, CYO Club, 1:43.7; Joel Richards, Boys 3-5, Iona Prep, 1:30; Paxton Reyes, Boys 5-6, CYO Club, 1:26; Ian Conroy, Boys 7-8, Iona Prep, 1:09.

800

Michael Rynne, boys and girls mixed race, Iona Prep, 2:56.9

1600

Claire Story, Girls 1,600, CYO Club, 5:57.8; Anderson Krasner, Boys 1,600, CYO Club, 5:56.7.

Lourdes Opts Out of Winter Sports

Our Lady of Lourdes High School will not participate in low- and moderate-risk winter sports due to the recent surge in the COVID virus, according to a note from Athletic Director William Kyle on the school’s website.

“Due to the recent surge in the COVID virus and the necessity to act with an abundance of caution for the safety of our student athletes, Our Lady of Lourdes High School has made a decision to┬ánot participate in low and moderate risk winter sports this winter season,” Kyle said in his note.

Low- and moderate-risk sports at the school are fencing, indoor track and boys swimming. High-risk winter sports–basketball, competitive cheer, wrestling and hockey– remain postponed throughout the state until further notice by the New York State Department of Health.

Lourdes is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association with three other Catholic high schools in the archdiocese — John S. Burke in Goshen, Albertus Magnus in Bardonia and The Ursuline School in New Rochelle.

Lourdes also has postponed any off-season conditioning programs and open gyms until further notice, Kyle said in the note.

Round 1 Goes to Davis, UNC

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate RJ Davis finished with 12 points, two rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes off the bench as the University of North Carolina defeated visiting Syracuse University, 81-75, in an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball battle on Tuesday night.

The Tar Heels won a third consecutive game in the first meeting between former Stepinac teammates Davis and Alan Griffin of Syracuse University. Griffin, a transfer from the University of Illinois, had 16 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

Davis and Griffin helped Stepinac win the 2018 New York State Federation championship.

Syracuse will host North Carolina on March 1.