Swish! STOTS Beats SVOTS 61-60 in Annual Hoop Rivalry

May 6, 2011 • Off-campus Event

On Friday, basketball teams and fans from St. Vladimir's and St. Tikhon's seminaries traveled to the Stamford Athletic Club in Connecticut  to compete in their annual face off. St. Tikhon's (STOTS) beat St. Vladimir's (SVOTS) in an evenly matched rivalry—61 to 60—despite a valiant effort by Dn. John Cox, who drained a 3-point jumper for SVOTS in the last seconds of the game. Afterwards, players and fans met at Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Stamford, for pizza and fellowship in the parish hall. We thank Fr. Harry Pappas, proistamenos at Archangels parish and adjunct professor of Pastoral Theology at St. Vladimir's, and his parishioners for hosting and feeding both teams!

 We Tweeted these highlights from the sidelines last week:

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 At the end of the game friendship replaces rivalry.At the end of the game friendship replaces rivalry.

Both teams are warming up for the annual SVOTS v STOTS basketball game - hosted by Fr Harry Pappas' parish. Thank you!
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SVOTS has new uniforms but STOTS look hungry - should be a great game!
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SVOTS consult with Fr Harry
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SVOTS surge against spirited STOTS - game could go either way
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Halftime rest for Flying Deacon John Cox of SVOTS
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Judging by the halftime activity, SVOTS should start playing some of the 30 or so SVOTS kids who are here to cheer on their team.
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STOTS take a well-deserved lead - superior shooting. 4th quarter about to begin
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STOTS 61 SVOTS 60 - great game and incredible last basket by the Flying Deacon!
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View a photo gallery of the game, fellowship in the parish hall, and Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, by Deborah (Malacky) Belonick.