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TGBL Roundup: Tewksbury 5th Grade Wins RVL Tournament Title

Mar 09, 2016 11:15AM ● By Bill Gilman

Pictured left to right; Back row; Coach Kathy Macdonald, Emily Tryder, Coach Annmarie Veits, Jamie Constantino, Vanessa Green, Sam Ryan, Mia Bisso, Maddy Montejo, Coach Mark Veits, and Coach Bella DeRoche Front row; Victoria Lavargna, Kiley Kenedy, Victoria Catanzano, Katrina Macdonald, Carrina Barron, and Riley Veits

After starting the season 3-10, the Tewksbury 5A travel girls basketball team closed out the season on a 7 game win streak including playoff victories over Wilmington (36-14), Andover Gold (29-21), Tyngsboro (27-11), and Andover Blue (27-23) in the finals.
 It was an amazing weekend of basketball for “Tewksbury Trouble” as everything they have worked so hard for came together at the right time. Victoria Lavargna carried the offense for much of the weekend including a dagger of a three pointer in the finals. Victoria Catanzano’s return from an injury after a month off provided much needed intensity to the swarming defense.
Carrina Barron led the charge on the fast break utilizing her speed to beat defenses down the court and finish with points. Emily Tryder had a great week cleaning up on rebounds and nailing big shot after big shot. Sam Ryan was a force on defense and offense while demonstrating what a strong overall player she is.
Jamie Constantino is a great example of how improved this team is.  Jamie scored key baskets on put back shots all week well cleaning up on the boards. Maddy Montejo was a force using her length to defend the basket and collect rebounds. Vanessa Green had a great all around performance all week.
Riley Veits continues to block shots all over the court and fought hard in the finals. Katrina Macdonald’s level headed personality really kept things calm inthe closing moments of the Finals and helped ice the title.
Mia Bisso scored a big basket early in the opening game of the tournament, and clearly was fighting through a foot injury that kept her out of the remainder of the tournament. She was at every game to cheer on her team along with fellow teammate Kiley Kennedy who had a broken foot earlier in the season.
The growth of this team as individuals and teammates has been inspirational and it has been a tremendous run.

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