Mystic Valley 5th & 6th Graders 4-0
The Mystic Valley girls 5th/6th grade basketball team won two more games this weekend to move to 4-0 on the season. On Saturday, the Eagles travelled to Gloucester where they beat the Fighting Fishermen 45-8. The Eagles played excellent defense, not allowing a point in the entire first half. The Eagles were led by Rachel Wronski with 10 points, Tara Foley and Anastasia Bessler with 8 points apiece, Lauren Carlino had 6 points, Sophia Mercurio had 5 points and Madison Sullivan scored 4 points. Lily Spero and Heather DiGiovanni led the Eagles on defense with some great rebounds and key steals. Coach Brunelli said that the team was firing on all cylinders and that the Eagles played a complete game with great plays on offense and defense.
On Sunday, the Eagles had a bigger challenge as they played Ipswich, an upper division team. The game was close for most of the first half but the Eagles started to pull away thanks in part to some timely baskets and key defensive stops, beating Ipswich 32-13. Tara Foley scored 8 points Michela Correale had 6, Lauren Sasso and Sophia Mercurio each had 4, and Madison Sullivan, Lauren Carlino, Erin Zibell, Rachel Wronksi, and Anastasia Bessler each had 2 points. Ashley O'Rourke and Mary Eileen contributed with great offensive plays and had many assists. Camryn Ryan and Alyssa Dagle had great games on the boards as they grabbed five rebounds each. Coach Brown said that this was the more impressive win of the weekend as the Eagles overcame some early obstacles to beat an upper division team.