Bellingham Youth Basketball Wraps Up Season
Feb 28, 2017 07:00AM
● By Pamela Johnson
BYBA 2017 Champs [7 Images] Click Any Image To Expand
In the Boys Senior League, the Dunkin’ Donuts team triumphed over the Goddard Team 64 to 35 to win the championship. Coach Newcombe’s team had a great season, as did all the teams in this very competitive league.
For the Boys 7th- and 8th-Grade Division, Blackhawk Pizza, coached by Jeff Newcombe, capped off their 13-0 season with a 70-49 victory over Charlie’s Tire & Service Center. Chris Domercant led the way for Blackhawk Pizza with 23 points; Justin Seyffert and Dominic Rahmin contributed with 13 points each and key rebounding by Alex Fleming. For Charlie’s Tire & Service Center, Brady Olsen had 21 points, and Anthony Galindo had 12 points. Blake Simpson had an early 7 points before exiting the game with an ankle injury in the 1st half.
The Girls 7th- and 8th-Grade Division featured an exciting game between Cotter Clovers and Coachmen’s Lodge teams. The score was close throughout the entire game and up to the last minute, when Cotter Clovers was to able pull ahead and win the game 49-45. Both teams played hard and wouldn't give up despite challenges they faced throughout the game. Great job to all the girls!
The Boys 5th- and 6th-Grade Division had a great season with 9 teams. The final matched Flooring Design and Cornerstone Family Chiropractic. Cornerstone Family Chiropractic got out to an early lead, but Flooring Design battled back in the second half in a very competitive game. In the end, Cornerstone Family Chiropractic, coached by Matt Hanson, held on to win the championship 44-29.
The Girls 5th- and 6th-Grade Division saw Mckeown Plumbing coached by Brett Jacobson defeat Photography Associates for the championship. Missing their leading scorer, Reese Doyon, the girls rallied together to play a great "team" game. The offense was led by Daila Goodof and Sabrina Partuzo, and the defense was led by Sophie Jacobson and Danika Kirby, who were assisted by Amanda Rotigliano and Allison Cundiff. Sophia Padula also made key steals and rebounds to help ensure the team’s 20-15 victory.
In the Boys 3rd- and 4th-Grade Division Chestnut Dental defeated Zanshin Kenpo Karate 40-36 in double overtime. Max Gamble hit a 3-pointer late in regulation to help send it into overtime and hit 2 clutch free throws with no time left in the first OT period to force the 2nd OT. Chestnut Dental was led by Tyler Pepin with 23. David Strong chipped in 9 and Sam Elliot finished with 6 in the winning effort.
Bellingham Youth Basketball Association would like to congratulate its players on another successful season. Browse through the photo gallery comprising the winning teams in each age division.