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5/6 Grade Girls B-Ball Team Wins CVRA Tournament

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Thursday March 21, 2013

Congratulations to the 2012-13 SB Mercury!

The SB Recreation Department’s 5th/6th grade girls basketball team (the Mercury) recently won the Champlain Valley Recreation Association’s annual basketball tournament. After completing the regular season with a 3-2-1 record (no OT), the girls banded together to win three playoff games in just 18 hrs to capture the Championship trophy. The Mercury defeated Hinesburg 20-16 on a Friday night, and then on Saturday morning completed back-to-back victories over two different Colchester teams (20-14 and 6-4). The championship game was a low scoring, defensive battle, that was eventually won on a last second basket (on an inbounds play that was executed to perfection!). The season provided lots of excitement, as each team member improved and contributed mightily, and really demonstrated why success in basketball is directly related to success as a team.

The team was composed of: Brianna Belisle, Amelia Charbonneau, Hunter Delaney, Olivia Delaney, Kyra Dewy, Courtney La Fleche, Becca Marriot, Jaden Thackston, Catherine Walcott. The team was coached by Arianna Manazir and Ted Manazir.

SOURCE: Todd Goodwin, South Burlington Recreation & Parks