Youngest and Oldest Lead the Way
announced May 11, 2015
This past weekend, all of the Castle teams enjoyed success, with three teams doing very well at the Providence Jam Fest (running deep in the brackets), and the 17U boys heading to the Championship at the AAU Districts and the 11U boys team copping first place at the Zero Gravity War in Western, CT. The balance of the squads took the weekend off to rest up and get ready for major tournaments over the next two weeks.
The 11U squad was not bested throughout the weekend. They finished off the tourney by beating back the East Coast Panthers 54-25 in the final. Coach Pichardo said that “the boys are finally bonding and showing what they can do when they play hard and together.”
At the 17U D1 AAU Districts, the boys went 4-0, pushing their way to the Memorial Day Finals, where they will find the 15U boys playing as well. The team won their pool play games by an average of 13 points per game, beating NYC Blue Devils, The Gauchos, and Crown Lightning. In the semi-final, the Knights took on another Crown Lightning team and won by seven points. Coach Ghandhi felt that the defense was strong this week, but that the team shooting was not at the usual level. “We will be taking many shots this week, from all over the court, to make sure we are prepared for our next challenge.”
For many of the boys teams, the next challenge is the Hall of Fame Spring Classic next week in Springfield and surrounding areas. The younger squads will be local at the Zero Gravity tournament in the Purchase area.