Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Providence 55, Lincoln-Way East 51. Providence guards Brian Oddo and Kevin Kozan score 19 and 17 points, respectively, to lead visiting Celtics past Griffins in non-conference action Tuesday night in Frankfort.
The Hot Read: Lincoln-Way East, after falling in a cavernous early hole, made its run against Providence in the third quarter with pressure defense as its primary imprint.
Jelani Yancy tied the game at 33-all with 2:17 remaining in the third quarter.
It would ultimately be the lone tie in the Celtics’ 55-51 victory in non-conference action Tuesday night in Frankfort.
In a 57-second span, Providence had an eight-point unanswered blitz behind a Mike Maretti inside score and back-to-back three-pointers from Kevin Kozan and Blaise Houston.
Brian Oddo, who tied the Griffins’ Michael Thompson for game-scoring honors with 19 points, restored the Celtics’ double-digit cushion on the ensuing possession.
The lead, which stretched to 14 points …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Providence has a shot to win in the final seconds, but comes up just short in a 50-49 loss Monday in MLK Classic at Joliet Central.
JOLIET–In recent days and weeks, Providence boys basketball coach Tim Trendel has seen his team become far more competitive than at the outset of the season. But he knows his young team, which features only three seniors, still needs to overcome one more hurdle, and that is closing out games. The Celtics had a chance to steal a win in the final seconds Monday against Metea Valley in the MLK Classic at Joliet Central, but couldn’t get the final shot to fall. The result was a 50-49 Metea win that dropped Providence to 8-12. “We’re up and down,” Trendel said. “We’re learning. We just have to learn to win. We were up 10 on Friday at the half and lost by four. We’re right there. We’re in every game just about now. "Early in the year, we …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Celtics outscore Mustangs 34-8 in second half as they pull away in boys basketball action at Lincoln-Way Central Winter Classic.
It took the Providence Catholic boys basketball team until its seventh game before it finally came away victorious this season. On Wednesday in a game against Evergreen Park in the Knights/Warriors Boys Basketball Winter Classic at Lincoln-Way Central, it took the Celtics a full half before they were able to bury the Mustangs 50-24. Providence (3-7) got outrebounded 23-8 in the first half, which allowed the Mustangs to knot the score at 16-all heading into halftime. In the second half, the Mustangs only scored eight points. "This is what a young group is going to do at times," Providence coach Tim Trendel said. "Maybe they were looking a little bit past this one to a conference game (against St. Lawrence on Friday). We told them they have…
Monday, November 22, 2010
Providence stumbles in season opener, as Plainfield Central rolls to victory in boys basketball Thanksgiving tourney action.
JOLIET —Plainfield Central's boys basketball team turned a three-headed monster loose on Providence Catholic in the first round of the WJOL-AM 1340 Thanksgiving Tournament at University of St. Francis. Derrick Marks, Justin Scanlan and Andre Norris combined for all but 13 points and 15 rebounds in the Wildcats' season-opening 60-45 win over the Celtics on Monday night. "When we execute our assignments and make the extra pass, we're going to score," Plainfield Central coach Steve Lamberti said. "We sometimes have a tendency to work hard to get ourselves a shot instead of working hard to get somebody else a shot." Working hard for the Wildcats was Scanlan, a 6-foot-6 senior center, who posted a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. …
Saturday, November 20, 2010
New Providence coach Tim Trendel likes what he sees heading into 2010-11 boys' basketball season.
A new season has brought a new coach and a new system of play to Providence Catholic's boys basketball program, and Celtics coach Tim Trendel believes that good things are on the horizon. "I think I might have found a diamond in the rough," said Trendel, who spent 13 seasons coaching at St. Patrick. "Providence is looked at as a football, baseball, and wrestling school, but basketball is the main thing for the kids we're working with. "They've bought into everything I've asked them to do, done all the extra work, and they work hard. It has worked out really well so far." In senior Blaise Houston and junior Brian Oddo, the Celtics have a pair of forwards whose versatility will help key the team's frontcourt play. "(Houston) is 6-foot-3 or …