Bishop McGuinness falls to Avery County in NC-1A Boys Basketball Sectional Finals

NCHSAA Sectional Finals
Newland, NC

Bishop McGuinness (16-12) 11   12   13   11      47
Avery Co. (24-3)          13   15   13   16      57

Bishop McGuinness
Johnny Pagano 20
CJ Cappuccio 20
Ryan Moon 3
Jake Babcock 2
Peter Ingle 2

Avery Co.
Deacon Heath 24
Evan Krug 12
Jeffery Puckett 10
Andy Dominguez 5
Chase Kirkpatrick 4
Robert Seiz 2

The Bishop McGuinness Villains boys basketball season came to an end in the NC-1A sectional finals in what was a valiant effort against a solid Avery County Vikings squad.

The Villains over came a tough first quarter to get it within five at the half behind a 13 point first half from Johnny Pagano. The Vikings had a big start to the 3rd quarter but Bishop’s CJ Cappuccio had a 13 point quarter to breathe life back into the team. The Villains got the game to 2 points with 3 minutes left to play but didn’t have things go there way to end the game.

Bishop finishes the season at 16-12 and returns 9 players and 4 starters in 2017-18.

Submitted by Michael Herschel