Bus Drivers cruise past Padres

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 7, 2001

The Cathedral &uot;Bus Drivers,&uot; a team made up of coaches and teachers from the school, defeated the Padres, priests from Alexandria and Ferriday, La., 45-42 Wednesday in a charity basketball game at the Cathedral High gym.

The game had its share of the good – a total of seven three-pointers and a slam dunk by Vince Moran of Cathedral in the fourth quarter; the bad, as in several bad passes by both teams; and the ugly – air balls on a few free throws, missed lay-ups that were uncontested and a lot of fouls.

&uot;The students had been talking about it since Thursday,&uot; said Moran, who led Cathedral with 14 points. &uot;I just wanted to get one before I got too tired.&uot;

Moran had two earlier opportunities for a slam dunk, but missed one, and Ken Beesley Jr. overthrew him on an alley oop attempt.

He also hit two three-pointers, both in the first half.

&uot;I didn’t think it was going to be as physical as it was, but it was fun,&uot; said Craig Beesley of Cathedral, who finished with three points, all at the free-throw line.

&uot;It was a good game. They were worthy opponents,&uot; Jason Gootee said. &uot;We needed to pray more and exercise.&uot;

More than $1,900 was made that will go to Holy Family School to help pay expenses related to recent fire damage at the school.