The Super Bowl wasn’t the only game in town last Sunday as Bishop John Barres found out when he visited the CYO girls’ basketball semi-finals at Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Syosset.  The bishop has urged CYO players and coaches to make going to Mass a priority in their lives. In what he is calling a “full-court press,” Bishop Barres spoke to players and families about the link between the altar of sacrifice in church and center court and invited them to a radical faithfulness of attendance at Sunday Mass. Ed Casey photos.


Teams photographed playing in the seventh-grade girls “B” and “C” semi-finals included Saint Frances de Chantal, Wantagh vs. St Joseph, Garden City; Saint James, Setauket vs. Saint Mary’s, Manhasset and Saint Raymond’s, East Rockaway vs. Saint Elizabeth, Melville. St. James, St. Raymond and St. Joseph’s advanced to the finals next weekend.