Basketball: Saint Lawrence wins eighth-grade championship

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The boys eighth-grade varsity basketball team from Saint Lawrence School in Shelton finished off an undefeated championship season on Sunday by defeating Assumption School from Fairfield, 47-41, at Saint Ann’s in Bridgeport.

It was an overtime thriller in which Saint Lawrence was able to come away with the victory. Assumption was able to tie the game up with 1.7 seconds remaining on the clock.

However, in overtime, Saint Lawrence (14-0) did not give up a basket and made all of its free throws to seal the victory.

Stifling defense and a well-executed motion offense were the keys to Saint Lawrence’s success all season. All of the players contributed throughout the year and truly earned the victory.

It’s the third championship for this group of players that have been coached by the same coaches since third grade. They were champions as fourth and sixth graders, and again as eighth graders. The team is coached by head coach Michael Wilson, who is assisted by Phil DeJesus and Chuck O’Brien.

The players are: Michael Wilson Jr.; Joey DeJesus; Charlie O’Brien; Jacob DeMarco; Kai Imery; Michael Tennyson; Peter Spinelli; Zachary Simonetti; Kenny Geisert; Kris Davis; Dominic Blanco; Gavin Scali.

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