The fifth-grade boys travel basketball team opened their season and played Biddeford and Scarborough on Saturday, November 23rd at the OA Sports Center in Saco.
Playing against a team that was predominately sixth graders, Windham worked hard right from the start of the game. The Eagles were quick to get rebounds and took shots on basket; early on it was a close game. Windham passed well, and was aggressive going after the ball, resulting in a few turnovers.
Half: 15-7, Biddeford
Intensity remained strong in the second half for the Eagles. Windham went hard after the ball and put points on the scoreboard. They passed well, continued to get rebounds and gave no less than 110%. Defense and offense were solid. After trailing Biddeford, Windham showed the Tigers that Eagles don’t quit. While every Windham player crushed it, I noticed a very well executed play in the second half, where Preston Brown, #3, interrupted a pass from Biddeford (turnover) and Brown quickly passed to Cameron Drapeau, #24, who took the shot and scored.
Although the Eagles gave a great effort, Biddeford took this game 33-21.
“I think that’s probably the toughest competition that they will face in this league. Their smallest kid was probably the size of our biggest kid,” observed coach Ryan Brown. “Windham outplayed Biddeford on the boards, they kept them to three-point shots for a big team, they ran our offense well, and it was a true team effort. Every one of our kids touched the ball, every one of our kids got better today. They did an excellent job; I’m proud of them.”
The boys came back from a tough first game with a great team win against Scarborough. At the half, it was 29-7, Windham.
“Windham proved that losses have hidden value within them and their love for the game is infectious,” stated Coach Brown.” All eight guys scored and worked their tails off on defense.”
Final: 55-11, Windham