Friday, March 9, 2018

Windham Youth Basketball by Matt Pascarella

Kylie Hovey
Windham Youth Basketball Association’s March Madness games were held this past Saturday, March 2. The girls and boys 5th and 6th grade teams played.

Windham Millworks took on the Raymond Huskies in girls’ youth basketball for the semi-final round of tournament play at the Windham Middle School. The Raymond Huskies were off to a good start jumping ahead early on. Windham Millworks was doing a great job and got some points on the scoreboard by the end of the first quarter.

Tasha Pongratz, #2, sinks a basket in the second as the Raymond Huskies keep their lead.
Olivia Saucier, #1, puts some points on the scoreboard for Windham Millworks.
Both teams had great teamwork and communication.

Huskies player #32 Kylie Hovey sinks a three at the buzzer at the end of the third quarter.
Olivia Saucier
Windham Millworks fought hard and gave it their best, but at the end of four quarters the final score was 37-9, Raymond Huskies. 

“All season they’ve been playing hard, working really good as a team. They have a true team attitude and effort. It’s not about the score it’s about the team playing hard,” said Huskies Coach Brad Hamilton.

The Huskies play for the championship Friday, 3/9, at the High School at 6 p.m. against Gray New Gloucester.

Byron Rubito
The boys youth basketball teams, Maine Optometry and Fieldings Oil, hit the court at Windham High School for the quarterfinal round of tournament play.

Maine Optometry jumps out with a small lead in the first quarter.

Both teams had great offense and defense with excellent communication and teamwork. Each team was working hard, passing to their teammates to get shots on basket.
Isaac Pomerleau

At the half it was 13-9, Maine Optometry.

Fieldings Oil was tenacious with turnovers capitalizing on any and all rebound opportunities to put the ball in the net.

Byron Rubito, #7 and #8 Issac Pomerleau from Maine Optometry both put points on the scoreboard.
The final score: 24-15, Maine Optometry.

Coach Pat Moody commented on the game. 

“Guys played . . . strong, they’re getting better every single game.”

Unfortunately, Maine Optometry lost by 1 in overtime in the semifinals, but had a great season. Well done guys! 

Congrats to all the teams that played!

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