Lynn Classical’s Jeylly Medrano puts up a shot during the 27th Paul Duchane Girls Basketball Jamboree back in 2019. (Item File Photo)

Paul Duchane Girls Basketball Jamboree set to return for 28th edition

After a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 28th annual Paul Duchane Girls Basketball Jamboree returns to the court at Lynn Classical High School  Saturday, Dec. 11.

"It's incredibly exciting to be back out on the court after being away last year," said Classical girls basketball coach Tom Sawyer, who has been the director of the jamboree for the past 16 years. "We have 18 teams, a full slate of games and a ton of exciting players and coaches, so things are really starting to feel like normal."

The jamboree is named for Paul Duchane, a popular Lynn football coach who collapsed at halftime of a football game he was coaching for Matignon High School against Bishop Fenwick in 1989. He also was an assistant co…

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