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6th Grade Black Ends Season with a Championship

06/01/2013, 3:00pm EDT
By John Novarina

6th Grade Black and 9th Grade Blue Fall in Championship

6th Grade Black ended their successful 2013 Season with a tournament championship at In the Zone's "Braggin' Rightz Brawl". The Jags went undefeated in pool play, scoring 30 point plus victories over In The Zone and Allentown. In the semi-finals the boys faced a tough and determind Perkasie Knights Team and emerged victorious by a score of 41-34 to reach the final.  Facing the Luzerne County Lightning, the Jags turned on the defense and came through with a 37-24 win. Justin Adedinsewo led the team through the weekend averaging 15.5 points and 13 rebounds per game. James Begg contributed 29 points in the 4 games to go with his 40 rebounds. Ryan Hagan was big with 22 points and Julian Torres also added 20. 

5th Grade Black also completed their season going 3-1. The boys beat the South Jersey Soldiers 37-25, the Lower Bucks Lightning 54-43 and the South Jersey Jazz 47-38 to advance to the tournament championship game. Despite a valiant effort in a game described by Coach Klauder as "great" the boys fell to the Berks Warriors 55-52. The team trailed 36-17 at half time and got as close as 2 points before running out of time in their comeback effort. Isaac White continued his dominating performance by scoring 73 points and hauling in 55 rebounds in the 4 games. Zevion Brown added 51 points and Brett Eberly had 23 to go along with his 22 assists. In their inaguaral season, the 5th Grade Black Boy team went an amazing 15-3 and scored 860 point is their 18 games. The Jaguars could not be more proud of the effort of everyone involved with the team.

6th Grade White had interesting weekend, going 2-2 and all four games were blowouts. Coach Schmidt was very proud of how the girls handled themselves  in both types of situations, stating that they showed great sportsmanship. He went on to say that the team is having a great time and that they can't wait for Wildwood!

7th Grade Black enjoyed a 3-2 weekend at the Parkland Tournament. The boys dropped their fist game to the Berks Red Storm by a score of 54-51.. Dan Cirino and Andrew Light each had 12 in the loss and Joey Catalano had 8 of the bench to spark a comeback. The boys responded in their second game with a 58-44 win over the Wolves. Kevin Bernabe, Owen Evans and Cirino led all scorers with 11. Ricky Bearden added 10. Game 3 saw another victory, this time by 63-45 over the Dawgs. Owens again led the way with 15 points, Brendan Schimpf added 11. Drew Martin was all over the place and will be remembered for the "alley-oops". Game 4 was a decisive 60-31 victory over another Berks Red Storm team. Bernabe again was leading scorer with 11, Ryan Kendra added 8 and Steven Klauder had some big shots incuding a deeeep 3. Despite losing their final game by a score of 80-76, Coach Brittingham  said it was "hands down the best game the boys played all year". Down 22 points in the second half the team showed no quit. Bernabe, Schimpf, Bearden and Cirino all scored double digits, a total team effort right down to the bookkeeper, Carson Parke.

Ocean City, Maryland is buzzing with the Baltimore Ravens and Jaguars in town (see picture below). 9th Grade Blue got off to a slow start in game 1 but clicked into a higher gear as the game progressed. Hard work at practice has translated into better offensive setup and execution and the 1-3-1 D proved a handful for the Axiom team from VA. Emily Walker and Taylor Evans led all scorers with 10 each, Marissa Sandone controlled the floor and added 6 with McKenna Kohler cotrolling the paint and tipping in 7. In the a comfortable 49-19 Jags victory. Game 2 saw some stiffer competition against a bigger Maryland team, the Lady Coyotes. The Jags got off to a  better start however and built a 12 point lead by mid way through the first half. The Coyotes knocked down 3 3's just before half time to make it a 3 pt game at the half. After half time, again the 1-3-1 shut down the Coyotes scoring and the Jags were able to build a good lead with some quick transition baskets. With 6 minutes to go the lead approached 20 points and the girls were able to keep control of the game until the end. Emily Walker and Marissa Sandone lead all scorers with 9 Taylor Evans, McKenna Kohler and Rachael Hamilton all contributed 8 points and dominated the boards against some much bigger girls. Mack Smith had a break out game on D creating a number of steals with her active hands. Tori Walter got her 3 point shot going(don't talk about her layups!!!). Gab Pisano played some great D and worked her tail off the whole game. Great team effort Jags winning 42-21. On Sunday the girls advanced to their tournament champsionship game but came up short against a team of 10th and 11th Graders. Taylor Evans has 12 points, all 3 pointers.

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