5th and 7th Grades Capture FCBL Division Titles

5th and 7th Grades Capture FCBL Division Titles

Congratulations to our 5th and 7th grade winter travel teams for capturing their regular season division titles in the Fairfield County Basketball League! On to the Playoffs!   5th grade clinched the 'A South' division yesterday with a hard fought victory over Mount Vernon. Luca Scalera went for 21 points and Krish Dodani scored 16 points including a clutch late 3 pointer. Jayden Wang and Johnny Stauss each chipped in 7 timely points of their own. Mac Mahoney had 4 points and a big time blocked shot. Alex Perman helped control the ball and locked in defensively. Sam Tymniak and Mason Neely battled all game with opponents almost twice their size. Brady Morison and Timmy O'Neill were away for this one -- however their contributions all season long were front and center -- with scoring, hustle plays everywhere and FIERCE defense.   7th grade -- the "cardiac kids" -- won the 'B South' division title with a victory over Fairfield. Aidan Shea continued his scoring streak with a 28 point performance. Danny Goldberger and Luke DiLillo provided the ball control and outside shooting, while Jack Cramer and Oliver Ljuboja together delivered an unstoppable inside presence. Justin Toothaker brought his defensive-first mentality and play-making abilities. Timmy Kelleher and Jonah Hourihan found their mid-range shooting, while Luke Stasko and Andrew Fraise helped space the floor from the outside. Image may contain: 2 people, basketball court and indoor

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8th Grade Defeats Ralphola Taylor Center Basketball

8th Grade Defeats Ralphola Taylor Center Basketball

5th grade takes out Greenwich 75-50 and then Bridgeport Caribe by a final of 58-28, holding Bridgeport to only 6 points in the second half of play.   6th grade brings the defense as well in a 32-23 win over Monroe. Devin Brenner was everywhere defensively, while also knocking down three 3-pointers. Cole Krollman and Caden Quigley each contributed key baskets of their own.   8th grade defeats Ralphola Taylor Center 58-48 led by a monster 26 points from Devin Julious, and the clutch shooting of Emmett Derby.

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Fierce Travel Basketball Rolling into 2020

Fierce Travel Basketball Rolling into 2020

5th grade wins big over St. Mary's of Ridgefield and then Hamden. Smothering defense. Remains undefeated with a showdown versus Yonkers tomorrow. 6th grade also with two big wins over Fairfield and Wilton. Balanced scoring attack. 8th grade tops Madison 52 - 49 in an exciting game, extending their winning streak to 7. Emmett Derby with a standout defensive performance. Devin Julious and Gerald Jacobs with tough, game-winning plays at key moments.

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Fierce Dominates Fairfield PAL on their Home Court

Fierce Dominates Fairfield PAL on their Home Court

Fierce Winter Travel keeps rolling into 2020 with some more big wins.   5th grade took care of Bristol 59-21 and then ran past Fairfield PAL 52-21 in a crosstown rivalry game.   7th grade continued their undefeated season as well, with a 52-42 win over New Canaan.   8th grade extended their win streak to 6 games, holding off Wilton 46-38.

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8th Grade Runs Past Wakeman Travel Basketball

8th Grade Runs Past Wakeman Travel Basketball

Fierce Travel had an amazing weekend of action.   5th grade topped Norwalk Youth 55-51 with the help of a clutch late game three pointer from Krish Dodani. Jayden Wang was all over the court and Brady Morison really got it going in the second half of play. It was a team win with contributions from everyone. Alex Perman and Mason Neely both drained three pointers.   6th grade fell just short to the Westport Wolves in overtime.   7th grade pulled out two thrilling victories in tough away gym environments. On Saturday they found themselves in an early 16-2 hole to New Canaan, and climbed all the way back to win the game by a single point in the final second. Aidan Shea had the game winner with 0.9 seconds left on the clock and the boys went wild. Danny Goldberger was "unconscious" from long range draining 4 three pointers. Then on Sunday in a 65-61 win over Greenwich it was Luke DiLillo's smothering defense that led the way, with Jack Cramer and Oliver Ljuboja dominating the inside play.   8th grade extended their win streak to 4 games over the weekend. It started with a 64-37 blowout over Wakeman-Southport in which Tate Mahoney was lights out with 21 points. Then they kept their composure for an intense victory over Hamden -- it was a frantic crowd. Gerald Jacobs rose to the occasion and took over the second half with scoring, steals and crowd silencing blocked shots. Devin Julious dominated the final game of the weekend with steals that he took to the house for easy layups. Gabe Bernard and Emmett Derby made big time winning plays in each and every game. Jake Medor and Pedro Espada contributed timely baskets of their own.   All of our groups are playing team basketball and improving!

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5th Grade Cruises by Westport PAL Basketball

5th Grade Cruises by Westport PAL Basketball

This weekend in Fierce Travel...   8th grade outlasted New Canaan today by a final of 46-44. Tate Mahoney was aggressive from the opening tip, finishing with 15 points including the go-ahead basket with 20 ticks left on the clock. Tate drove to the rim, missed, but followed up his shot with an offensive rebound put back to give Fierce a two point lead. Fierce then locked down defensively and Gerald Jacobs secured the defensive rebound to close out the game as time expired. Devin Julious was making clutch "rainbow" three pointers throughout the second half. Jake Medor drained a long ball of his own from the corner just before the end of the third quarter, and that may have been the difference in the game.   5th grade took care of Westport Pal 51-41. Luca Scalera was buzzing around everywhere on his way to a game high 23 points. He was making all of his outside shots, floaters and lay-ups, while also finding open teammates for shots of their own. Krish Dodani scored 13 points, with Brady Morison contributing 6 points and 10 rebounds as is now routine for the big guy.   6th grade defeated Kings Kids of Bridgeport but then fell short to Guilford. Caden Quigley was the star of the Saturday game and Devin Brenner shined on Sunday. Zach Magner put together two strong performances on the weekend.   7th grade beat Trumbull. Aidan Shea was right at his season scoring average with 13 points. Justin Toothaker drained 2 three pointers.   Strong overall showing by all teams!

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5th and 7th Grade Take Home Milford Tip Off Trophies!

5th and 7th Grade Take Home Milford Tip Off Trophies!

Congratulations to our 5th and 7th grade teams for winning the Milford Tip Off Tournament!   On "Championship Sunday", 5th grade defeated the Orange Wolverines and then Milford Knights. 7th grade won over Connecticut Dynasty and then Milford.   Great job boys!!

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Scorching Start to Winter Travel Season

Scorching Start to Winter Travel Season

A fantastic opening weekend of play for the Fierce travel teams.   5th grade won both of their games with overwhelming pressure defense. They defeated CBA in a 46-18 rout and then Milford Knights 36-28 in a tightly contested game.   6th grade won both of their games as well, with a 47-14 masterpiece over Trumbull Travel and then a 35-24 hard fought victory against North Haven.   7th grade overcame a tough loss on Saturday to pull out a thrilling win on Sunday by a final score of 54-52 over the Orange Wolverines.   Great start to the winter season!

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5th Grade Wins Winter League Championship

Tonight 5th grade, led by Coaches Judah and Scott, captured the Winter League Championship! They defeated North Haven 48 - 36.   This group came together as a team from start to finish, ending the season on a 4 game winning streak to celebrate the league title. Their improvement together was tremendous and fun to watch.   Congratulations boys.... what it's all about!

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5th and 7th Grade On To Championship Games

Today both 5th and 7th grade advanced to their winter league Championship Games!   5th grade fell behind early 13-3 but used their full court pressure to rally and never look back. They pulled away with a 46 - 27 victory over Guilford.   7th grade advanced with a gritty 48 - 43 win over Stratford PAL, a team that had beaten them twice during the regular season.   Congrats and good luck to both teams!

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