January 4, 2017
The Frassati Falcons boys basketball team won the Banff Holiday Round Robin over the Christmas Break, recording wins over the Banff School, Alvin Living Stones Christian, Founders Christian, and St. Joseph Catholic.
The Falcons convincingly won their opener 64-10 over the Banff School and never looked back, making it to the championship game against St. Joseph Catholic from Bryan, TX. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 53-40 to finish the tournament undefeated, building momentum as they prepare for the first TAPPS district game on January 10 against Pasadena First Baptist.
"In the tournament, we played with confidence and are starting to make plays when we have to in order to win games," said Head Coach, Chris Meredith. "Over the last 7 or 8 games we have had players step up and make key plays when the game is on the line. What we are seeing now is that even on nights when we don't play our best overall, we are finding ways to get it done in the 4th quarter."
Three Falcons were named to the All-Tournament Team: Matt Macora, JD Morgan, and Josh Duhon.
The Falcons are finding their rhythm at just the right time as they prepare for district play, largely thanks to the team's senior leadership and contributions from the team's newcomers, JD Morgan and Grant Guidry.
"Our leadership starts with our seniors, JT Payne, Josh Duhon, Matt Macora, and JP Perez," said Meredith. "In particular, JT Payne has taken on a leadership role from day one, and the entire team respects him. He has been a huge part of the process in taking the team from where we were a few years ago to now. Josh Duhon has been our most consistent player all year, and never backs down physically or mentally. JD Morgan (10th) and Grant Guidry (9th) have given us a huge boost as newcomers this year. Matt Macora has continued to be important returning as our leading scorer, and again is one of our best players offensively."
Last night (1/3), the Falcons collected perhaps their best win of the season, defeating a tough Covenant Preparatory team 50-45 to improve to 12-9.
The team plays its next game at home on Friday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. against Conroe Covenant Christian.
About Frassati Catholic High School: Founded in 2013, Frassati Catholic High School serves the families and parishes in the north Houston area of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation from Nashville, TN, Frassati Catholic High School prepares students to walk on the path of true happiness through a robust college-preparatory curriculum rooted in the Catholic faith. The school currently serves boys and girls in grades 9-12. For more information about Frassati Catholic High School, contact Kyle Smith, director of communications, at 832-616-3227.