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2018 Championship Games

Girls 6th Grade Divison 1 Champions

 

Marlborough had two teams move on from the playoffs to compete in the SCMYBL Championship games.


Girls 6th Grade Black had a great win over first seed Northbridge with a score of 22-19.

Coach Mike (Girls 6th Grade Black)

The Marlborough Girls 6th Grade girls went into the 2018 South Central Massachusetts Division I Tournament as the 3rd seed this weekend.

In the first game on Saturday, Marlborough played the number 2 seed Shrewsbury who had beaten Marlborough twice during the regular season.  Marlborough needed and received contributions from all and went on to beat Shrewsbury by a score of 25 – 21 with 6 members of the team contributing in the scoring column – Marlborough was led by Mallory Farrell who scored 8 points, Elizabeth Johnson poured in 6,  Catherine Seay 4, Meghan Deneen 3 and Daisy Dettollan and Kiera Powers both chipped in  2 very important baskets.  Maeve Powers made several great passes down low while Ave Pascarelli and Jillian Gowaski played lock down defense..  It was a great team win.

On Sunday Marlborough continued their quest for the Championship but undefeated and number 1 seed Northbridge was standing directly in their way.   Marlborough had played Northbridge during the year and lost a nail biter by one point.  On Sunday Marlborough played some of the best defense they had played all year anchored by their “bigs” down low – Catherine Seay, Daisy Dettollan and Elizabeth Johnson.  Marlborough held Northbridge to a measly 19 points.  However baskets for Marlborough were just as hard to come by as Northbridge also played a suffocating defense.  The Marlborough offense was led by Mallory Farrell and Meghan Deneen who each scored 8 points.  Daisy Dettollan tallied 4 points and Jillian Gowaski pitched in with a basket.  The game was knotted 19-19 with 4 seconds left when Meghan Deneen came off a pick set by Kiera Powers and took an inbound pass from Mallory Farrell and launched an improbable 3 point shot from deep on the side with a Northbridge defender closing quickly.  The ball got “nothing but net” and Marlborough won 22-19 in improbable fashion to capture the 2018 South Central Massachusetts Division I Girls Title. 

 

Boys 6th Grade White played a great game but fell just short of a win over Grafton with a score of 25-30.

Coach Jon (Boys 6th Grade White)

The championship game was a great portrait of all the hard work the boys put in during practices and games throughout the season.  We tried to focus on improving fundamental skill sets and team defensive skills.  We worked very hard on each player understanding responsibilities for each part of the game.  I asked the boys on day 1 "what kind of team do you want to be?"  They responded with "the team we can be" and "a championship team".  I explained that it would take hard work, focus and willingness to always work for each other as a team.  They bought into playing hard and for each other.  Every day we were together, the players pushed themselves and each other positively to improve and the embraced the challenge.  
 
Basketball is a game of spurts and runs.  Throughout the championship game, both teams had their runs, unfortunately our final run wasn't quite long enough and we ran out of time.  The boys played with so much pride, passion and heart.  I was so proud.  The opportunity to play in the championship game was very fulfilling. While it's not something all teams get to do, that makes it special in itself.  I know this will help mold great character traits for all the boys and drive them to many future successes in life and sports.  I told the boys to be proud of themselves because the moment is special and something they are going to remember for a long time, if not their whole life.

 

Marlboro Youth Basketball would like to thank Jeff Rudzinsky from Marlborough High School, Stella Aucoin from the Marlborough Public Facilities office, all the coaches, parents and players who gave their time and donated baked goods for the Championship games. It was another successful year for Marlborough as one of the five host sites. 

 


by posted 02/21/2018
Playoff Games

Girls 8th Grade will have their first playoff game Saturday, March 10th at 3:00. Come cheer them on at Whitcomb Middle School.

2018 Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who purchased calendar raffles to support the Marlborough Youth Basketball League. 

Congratulations to the following winners:

2/1 - Olencia Pena  $50

2/2 - Tom Salem  $200

2/3 - Charles Haywood $50

2/4 - Dave Blanchette  $50

2/5 - Neil Steeves $100

2/6 - Jim Riessle  $50

2/7 - Karen O'neil  $150

2/8 - Julio Frominan  $50

2/9 - Gabriele Brandao   $100

2/10 - Scott Petty  $50

2/11 - Andrea Comen  $50

2/12 - Darlene Archibald  $100

2/13 - Martha Vorce  $50

2/14 - John Engall  $300

2/15 - Barbara Sheiffer  $100

2/16 - John Ervin  $50

2/17 - Ida Pucillo  $50

2/18 - Jacqueline Santiago $50

2/19 - Charlene Milton  $50

2/20 - Joan Homgein  $50

2/21 - Colleen English  $50

2/22 - Emily Souza  $200

2/23 - Lynn Dillon  $50

2/24 - Sarah Woods  $100

2/25 - Dave Garrison  $50

2/26 - Rachel Shaughnessy   $50.00

2/27 - Patricia Muse   $150

2/28 - Alan Formenti     $150

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