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Written on 02/14/2020
Tommy Rausch


Monsignor Farrell had suffered a 22-point loss to Curtis in December, and when the Lions fell behind to the same Warriors, 9-1, in the first quarter of Friday night’s SIHSL JV Tournament some may have been thinking the rout was on again.

The Lions, however, didn’t bat an eye, regained their composure and stuck to their game plan in posting a 58-54 title win in front of a packed house at the College of Staten Island.

The game was a rematch of last year’s title tilt won by Curtis, 58-55.

It made a winner out of first-year Lion coach Pete Tutrone, who had been an assistant coach on the Farrell varsity. The Jack McGinley trophy, given to the JV champion, will sit in Oakwood until next year.

Anthony Loscalzo, who was sick in the first meeting vs. Curtis and wasn’t much of a factor, paced the Lions Friday with 16 points, 12 of those coming in the crucial second half, and earned most valuable player tournament honors. Gerard Novello added 12 points, with five coming on foul shots in the fourth quarter.


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more - Head Coach Pete Tutrone.

“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.

 


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.

 


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.

“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "

- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.

“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.


“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.

“Curtis is a great team, but we came in with a plan and we stuck to it. When we got behind no one panicked. Our plan was to play harder, rebound better and make some shots. We did all that and more "
- Head Coach Pete Tutrone.


Monsignor Farrell edged Curtis 58-54 to win the SIHSL Tournament JV Championship title at College of Staten Island’s Sports and Recreation Center, Willowbrook. February 14, 2020. (Staten Island Advance/Derek Alvez)