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Tewksbury Teams Sweep Hoops For Heroes Tournament

Nov 11, 2014 06:00AM ● By Bill Gilman

Winning the Air Force Division (8th/9th grade) was (left to right) Erin Gallella, Emily Chmela, Lizzy Gallella, and Haley Mignon.

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Girls Basketball League)

Tewksbury Girls Basketball League (TGBL) hosted their 2nd annual “Hoops for Heroes” Veterans Day 3 on 3 Tournament this past Saturday.

This event doubled in size from last year and is a big fundraiser for the league.  The tournament collects donations for local charity “Helping Our Troops (H.O.T.)” which supports our American Hero’s from Massachusetts serving overseas while also donating a portion of the proceeds.  The tournament was a tremendous success.

Local Tewksbury teams swept the titles in all divisions.

Winning the Navy Division (6th/7th grade) was Julia Cafferty, Alison Wild, Kiley Tibbetts, Rebecca DeFrancesco, and Stephanie Mercurio. Finalist in the Navy Division were Adrianna Niles, Allyssa Marchelletta and Lexi Polimeno. 

Winning  the Army Division (4th/5th grade) was Paige Ouelette, Maeve Cahill, Kati Polimeno, and Natalia Nickerson.

Winning the Air Force Division (8th/9th grade) was Erin Gallella, Emily Chmela, Lizzy Gallella, and Haley Mignon.

Winning the title of best “Team Name” was Team Dauntless consisting of Rachel Picher, Nicole Potito, Kassidy Macdonald, Daniela Almeida, and Jordan Sheehan. 

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