For the second straight year, the Lynn Elementary Basketball Tournament has crowned two schools as City Champs. These games, played in front of a packed gym at Pickering Middle School, were the culmination of these student athletes’ hard work and determination throughout the season.
The evening kicked off with Division 1 girls winner Drewicz taking on Division 2 champ Sisson. In the end, Drewicz captured the cup, 25-10, becoming the first team to ever win five games in one tournament. The Dolphins were once again led by 2018 tournament all-star Keisha Perez who scored a game high 15 points. Kimberly Boyd added six points in the win. Sisson’s high scorer was Andrilee Amely Carmenatty with six points.
In one of the most exciting games of the tournament, Division 1 boys champion Callahan looked to avenge its regular season loss vs. the Division 2 winners, Washington. A back-and-forth affair from the tip, Washington took a slim one-point lead into the half. Callahan was able to build a five-point lead late in the second half behind some crucial free throws from 2018 tournament all-star Kameron Rucker (11 points). With less than a minute left in regulation, Washington’s Denzell Guillen hit a shot from just behind the arc to cut the lead to two. After a foul and two missed free throws, Washington was inbounding the ball with 2.5 seconds left to play and the length of the court to go. The long pass was deflected in the front court to an open Washington player who was able to get the shot off before the buzzer, but it was slightly off the mark and rimmed out, giving Callahan the 26-24 win. Isac Medina had seven points and Eddie Lewis finished with five for Callahan. Isander Beauschamp and Jarrod Allen chipped four a piece for Washington.
The 41st Annual Lynn Elementary Basketball Tournament comes to a close at Pickering with its “All-Star Saturday” beginning at 11 a.m. All games are open to the public and admission is just $1.