Athletic Programs

About Our Team

  • Basketball-Boys-Varsity

    2019 - 2020
    Head Coach: Erin Dwyer

Team Schedule

Away

WA Tournament

League
vs.
Bartlett
Win 42-25
Wheaton Academy
Away

WA Thanksgiving Tournament

League
vs.
Streamwood
Win 70-60
Wheaton Academy
Away

WA Thanksgiving Tournament

League
vs.
Wheaton Academy
Loss 32-33
Wheaton Academy
Away

WA Thanksgiving Tournament

League
vs.
Metea Valley
Win 60-38
Wheaton Academy
Home
League
vs.
Hinsdale South
Loss 33-51
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Home
League
vs.
Bishop McNamara
Win 62-28
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Away
League
vs.
Naperville North
Loss 49-66
Naperville North High School
Away
League
vs.
Chicago Christian
Win 68-45
Chicago Christian
Away
League
vs.
Aurora Christian
Loss 48-78
Aurora Christian High School
Away

Jack Tosh Holiday Classic

League
vs.
St. Laurence
Loss 73-77
York High School
Away

Jack Tosh Holiday Classic

League
vs.
Sandburg High School
Win 57-42
York High School
Away

Jack Tosh Holiday Classic

League
vs.
Downers Grove South
Win 54-48
York High School
Away

Jack Tosh Holiday Classic

League
vs.
Montini Catholic
Win 64-59
Glenbard West High School
Home
League
vs.
IC Catholic Prep
Loss 49-57
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Away
League
vs.
Elmwood Park
Win 67-51
Elmwood Park High School
Away
League
vs.
Riverside-Brookfield
Loss 56-70
Riverside-Brookfield High School
Home
League
vs.
Wheaton Academy
Win 65-38
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Home
League
vs.
Aurora Central Catholic
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Away

MLK Varsity Tournament

League
Wheaton Warrenville South HS
Away

MLK Varsity Tournament

League
Wheaton Warrenville South HS
Home

Boys Basketball Senior Night

League
vs.
Aurora Christian
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Away
League
vs.
Bishop McNamara
Bishop McNamara
Away
League
vs.
IC Catholic Prep
IC Catholic Prep School
Away
League
vs.
Marmion Academy
Marmion Academy
Home
League
vs.
Chicago Christian
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Home
League
vs.
Riverside-Brookfield
Spyglass Athletic Center - Spyglass Gym - Spyglass
Away
League
vs.
Montini Catholic
Montini Catholic High School
Away
League
vs.
Aurora Central Catholic
Aurora Central Catholic High School
Away

IHSA Boys Basketball Regional Semifinals

League
vs.
Sycamore
Burlington Central High School
Away
League
vs.
Burlington Central
Win 60-59
Burlington Central High School
Away

IHSA 3A Boys Basketball Sectional Semifinals

League
vs.
Wauconda High School
Rockford Boylan Catholic High School

Coaches

Team Statistics

Overall Statistics
W L T %
11 7 0 61.1
League Statistics
W L T %
11 7 0 61.1
Non-League Statistics
W L T %
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List of 2 news stories.

  • St. Francis stuns Burlington Central in final seconds

    Sebastian Miller saw his open opportunity and stormed through the lane.

    With the clock ticking toward zero and St. Francis down one point with under 10 seconds left, Miller, a Spartans sophomore, drove in for a game-winning layup with five seconds left. St. Francis went on to stun top-seeded Burlington Central on its home floor 60-59 to win the Class 3A Burlington Central regional title.

    "I knew once I got the ball, it was either going to be a quick shot or pass the ball quickly," Miller said. "I just saw an open lane and just took it."

    Burlington Central (23-10) led 59-53 with 1:07 remaining, but missed free throws and rebound opportunities opened the door for St. Francis. Spartans forward Robert Nocek hit a pair of free throws to pull with 59-55, which was then followed by a missed free throw from Burlington Central forward Jake Lenschow.

    Danny Blank hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to close the deficit to one, but the Rockets (23-9) had a few more chances to close.

    "I wasn't thinking necessarily to get a three; I knew we needed to score a two or three," Blank said. "I took it into my hands, hit the shot and my guys, my teammates, they were there for a rebound, so it was a great team win."

    Burlington Central's Zac Schmidt then missed a free throw with 13 seconds left, setting the stage for Miller's heroics.

    After Miller's shot, Lenschow pushed the ball quickly up the court and got a good look from about 10 feet but his shot hit off the glass and rolled around the rim and off to finish off the Spartans' stunning comeback.

    “Coach (Erin Dwyer) believed in us," Blank said. "He said 'We're the best team in this sectional (and) we took that to heart."

    Lenschow finished his Rockets career with 15 points and 5 rebounds, while Gavin Sarvis had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Carson Seyller and Josh Hudgens each had 10 points.

    It's kind of hard to put (my feelings) into words," Lenschow said. "I really don't know what to say ... I'd say we struggled getting back on defense a little bit in the second half. They fought for everything; got every board and all the second chances, so I think that's what it came down to."
    St. Francis (20-13) advances to the Rockford Boylan sectional semifinal on Tuesday to face Wauconda, who beat Belvidere North 54-41. The Spartans won their second regional title in three years and their eighth overall regional in program history.

    "We had our destiny in our own hands, and we just weren't able to kind of come through tonight," Rockets coach Brett Porto said.

    Miller finished with 6 points, while Blank had 11 points and 2 rebounds. Nocek led St. Francis with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Brendan Yarusso had 8 points and 3 rebounds.

    "I couldn't be more proud of this group of kids," Dwyer said. "(And), the leadership they've given us all year. I just wanted to give us a chance to stay in the game, then all of a sudden we make a couple plays and the kids stepped up. It was an amazing finish. Burlington Central is an amazing team. That is one of the best teams we've played all season. They're coached incredibly well."
    "They don't think like a five seed," Dwyer continued.
  • St. Francis knocks out rival Wheaton Academy

    In sports vernacular a lot of punching occurred in Saturday's boys basketball game between Wheaton Academy and host St. Francis.
    It mainly came out of St. Francis' corner. The Spartans won the Metro Suburban Conference crossover 65-38 at packed Spyglass Athletic Center in Wheaton.                                                                                                                                                                                                  "We knew that we needed to come out punching right from the start and that's what we did. They didn't respond, but we just kept going," said 6-foot-8 center Bryce Walker, who paced St. Francis with 18 points plus 9 rebounds.
     
    Guard Sebastian Miller scored 14 points and 6-4 forward Robert Nocek added 12 for the Spartans. Add Walker and that's just the type of ball St. Francis (10-8) looks to play.
     
    "Our game plan is always, right off the bat, look for the post," said Walker, a volleyball commit to Division I Purdue-Fort Wayne.
     
    Spartans coach Erin Dwyer elaborated.
     
    "We try to run our offense from the inside-out, make people respect the post," Dwyer said. "We've got (Walker) and Robert and some of the other guys. I think it's one of our strengths. It's a little bit old-school, but it's what we like."
     
    So did the home fans, he noted: "It made a huge difference having everybody out here. Our Blue Crew was amazing."
    Wheaton Academy (10-6) struck first on Tobi Sonuga's quick 3, but St. Francis countered on a 13-1 run led by Walker in the paint.
    Brendan Yarusso's 3 from up top cinched an 18-6 Spartans lead after one quarter.
    Like Walker said, they just kept going, scoring the first 6 points of the second quarter while Wheaton Academy committed 3 turnovers and missed three 3-pointers.
    "We just let (Walker) keep punching us in the face, essentially," said Warriors senior forward Max Scharnowski, who scored a team-high 11 points. Marcus Bult added 9 points, 10 rebounds.
    "We never bounced back," Scharnowski said. "We let them, the whole game, do what they wanted. They got all the 50-50 balls, they shot better than us. We allowed them to affect us mentally and you simply can't win when that happens."
     
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