Town Hall Sports Coordinator Richard Mozeleski gave these reports on Kids Basketball:
In the 7- to 9-year-old division, the American Legion Sea Dragons had a good week with a 2 wins and 1 loss record to move into second place. Their only loss for the week was an overtime thriller to the Cougars.
The Cougars won with clutch free throw shooting by Brody Posey, who made 4 of 4 shots from the charity stripe and also finished with 25 points. The Sea Dragons set up a last chance play with two seconds to play in the overtime period for Mecino Harrington to shoot a 3-pointer, but it narrowly missed, and the Cougars one 24-23.
However, the Sea Dragons came back the next night in a rematch with the Cougars and avenged their loss with a resounding 22-14 victory behind Nathan Dunnings 11 points, including an exciting 3-point shot from the top of the key. Teammate Mecino also kicked in 6 points of his own to help seal the victory.
In the same division earlier in the week, the CJ Fast Food Crocs got a hard-fought win over the division-leading Red Kettle Dragons with a 14-9 victory supported by the constantly attacking Ethan Sheppard, who put in 10 of the teams 14 points.
In the 9-11 year old division, Jo’An’s Heat continued their difficult-to-defend passing and fast-break attack on offense. Not normally seen at this level, the down-court passing on the break and precision half court passing, resulting in easy shots, has made this team difficult to defend, resulting in their 6-0 division lead.
The Rustic Theatre Alpacas are making a move of their own though. After a slow 0-3 start, they picked up two wins this week to move from last to second place in the division, with tough rebounding, defense and a balanced scoring attack.
Ages Team W L T
Red Kettle Dragons 4 2 0
American Legion Sea Dragons 2 2 0
Idyllwild Property Management Crocs 2 3 0
CJ Fast Food Cougars 2 3 0
Jo’An’s Heat 6 0 0
Rustic Theatre Alpacas 2 3 0
Rotary Storm 2 4 0
Leigh’s Purple Penguins 1 4 0