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Senior League To Assist Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center On March 14

Published: March 08, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Members of the Senior League girls' champions, Team D, celebrate their win. (Laura Terry photo)
Members of the Senior League girls' champions, Team D, celebrate their win. (Laura Terry photo)
The girls from Post Up Malone were runner-up in the Senior League. (Laura Terry photo)
The girls from Post Up Malone were runner-up in the Senior League. (Laura Terry photo)
Newtown Youth Basketball Association's Senior League will hold a night full of competition and fundraising efforts for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, at Newtown High School, on Wednesday, March 14.

The events begin with the girls' all star game at 6 pm, followed by the boys' championship contest at 7:15 pm. The evening concludes with the boys' all star game at 8:30 pm.

There is no charge for admission but donations will be accepted. Money will also be raised through T-shirt sales, concessions, and halftime contests, with all funds raised going to Sloan Kettering.

The Senior League girls' basketball championship game was held at Newtown Middle School on March 5. Team D defeated Post Up Malone 52-39.

The scoring opened with a 3-pointer from freshman Cameron Powers for Post Up Malone and Team D answered back with a 3-pointer by junior Carly Swierbut, setting the tone. There were a combined 42 points from downtown with Annabel Terry, Sarah Houle, Abby Grenier, and Kate Petersen helping Team D; and Marina Altimari, Shauna Tucker, Sienna Cummings, and Allie Eurell for Post Up Malone.

The pace of the game picked up in the second quarter and Post Up Malone started to fade since the team played the previous game, beating Team B 24-17, to make its way to the championship. Team D led at the half 30-14. Post Up Malone outscored Team D in the second half but it wasn't enough. Team D proved unstoppable and finished the season undefeated.

Members of Team D are Allie Paynter, Hayley Lambert, Sarah Houle, Carly Swierbut, Cici Floros, Kate Petersen, Silva Sundberg, Annabel Terry, and Abby Grenier.

The Post Up Malone team comprises Cameron Powers, Sienna Cummings, Emma Archiere, Marina Altimari, Vanessa Tucker, Shauna Tucker, Allie Eurell, Eileen McCleary, Jacklin Gouveia, Ava Petrellese, and Tess Davenport.

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