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Stamford Youngtimers Basketball League (SYTBB) is the largest ALL Girls basketball league in Stamford. Nearly all of the Girls High School players on the Stamford High, Westhill High and Trinity Catholic High School teams (past and present) have played in the SYTBB league. Many of the current players are also coaching in the league.
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The Stamford Youngtimers 8th Grade Travel Team captured the Fairfield County Basketball League AA Division Championship with a 63-52 win over Waterbury-North End earlier today. Maya Klein poured in 26 points for the Youngtimers while Alexa Kellner chipped in with 13. McKenna Frank played an outstanding floor game and finished with 11 points while Brooke Kelly's defense, rebounding and nine points herself were big difference makers. The 8th Grade finished an incredible 29-2 on the season and captured both the regular season and tournament championships. Earlier in the day, Frank captured the Fairfield County 3-point shooting championship as well.
Don't forget: The Youngtimers 7th Grade Travel Team goes for a second "gold" for the program tomorrow when they face Wilton at 2:50 p.m. at Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield.
This weekend is a big one for everyone in the Stamford Youngtimers family. Our 7th and 8th Grade Travel Teams are each playing for FCBL Championships. Also, we have our annual "Super Sunday" where we will crown our House League Champions and hold several skills competitions to showcase the talent of our girls. Below is a reminder of the key times and locations for all of this weekend's activities.
8th Grade FCBL Championship Game vs. Waterbury-North End (Saturday, March 8 at 4:45 p.m. at Darien HS)
7th Grade FCBL Championship Game vs. Wilton (Sunday, March 9 at 2:50 p.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe MS)
Super Sunday at Westhill High School
10 a.m. – Senior Skills Preliminary Rounds (3PT, FT, Speed Dribble)
10:30 a.m. – Senior Championship (Contractors Supply vs. Allyson Rioux)
11 a.m. – Halftime Senior Championship: Final Round of Senior Skills Contests
11:45 a.m. Senior Awards
12:15 p.m. Futures Game (4th Graders)
1:30 p.m. Starters/Little Timers Awards
2 p.m. – Junior Skills Preliminary Rounds (FT, Speed Dribble)
2:30 p.m. – Junior Championship (Stamford Peace vs. Good Dreams Daycare)
3 p.m. – Halftime Junior Championship: Final Round of Junior Skills Contests
3:45 p.m. – Junior Awards
7TH AND 8TH GRADE TRAVEL TEAMS ADVANCE TO COUNTY FINALS
The Stamford Youngtimers 7th and 8th Grade Travel Teams have both advanced to the Fairfield County Basketball League A Division Finals after each team collected two wins last weekend. The 7th Grade team will face Wilton at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 at Ludlowe Middle School while the 8th Grade Team will square off with Waterbury-North End at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Darien High School.
In the FCBL Tournament opener, the Youngtimers 7th Grade rallied from a 10-point third quarter deficit to upend St. Mary’s-Ridgefield 24-21. Stamford (17-2) held St. Mary’s to 20 percent shooting and kept them scoreless for the entire fourth quarter en route to the win. Adira Orbach scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and collected three steals for Stamford. Ali James added seven points for the 7thgrade. The Youngtimers held a 54-30 rebounding advantage over St. Mary’s, keyed by Grace Hansen’s 13 rebounds and I’yana Lops’ nine. On Sunday, Stamford used a 28-5 advantage over the second and third quarters to break open a close game and down the Devon Knights 47-31 in the FCBL Semifinals. Again, defense and rebounding were the key as the Youngtimers outrebounded Devon 66-28 and held the Knights to just 18 percent from the field. Lops recorded a double-double for Stamford with 14 points and 20 rebounds. Orbach chipped in with 10 points while James netted nine points and Maddie Cortell collected eight. Hansen grabbed 16 rebounds in the win.
Stamford’s 8th grade collected a pair of wins over teams who lost only five combined games during the regular season. The Youngtimers (28-2) opened FCBL tournament play with a nail-biting 48-46 win over the league’s best defensive team, Fairfield, on Saturday. Stamford never trailed in the game and held off a spirited Fairfield effort by hitting 11 of 15 free throws in the fourth quarter. Alexa Kellner paced the Stamford attack with 16 points while McKenna Frank and Maya Klein each chipped in with 13. Klein hit three of four free throws in the game’s final 15 seconds to secure the win. The Youngtimers’ 48 points was a season-high for an opponent against Fairfield, who came into the game allowing a just 27.9 points per game in league play. In the FCBL Semifinals, the Youngtimers rolled to a 23-point lead after three quarters and ended with a 57-40 win over Newtown. Klein led the Youngtimers with 24 points including several tough drives to the basket. Kellner popped in 14 points for Stamford while Frank added 13.
Youngtimers 8th Grade Travel Wins Golden Knights Invitational
2014 Golden Knights Invitational Champions!
The Stamford Youngtimers 8th Grade Travel Team captured the championship of the Golden Knights Invitational in Great Barrington, MA over the weekend of Feb. 21-23. The Youngtimers won five games in three days against competition from all over New England on the way to the title.
After winning three games in pool play to advance to the elimination round, Stamford faced Clifton Park, NY, who entered the game 35-1, in the semifinals. In a shootout, the Youngtimers outscored Clifton Park 69-63 to move on to the championship game. Maya Klein scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and 23 for the game to spark the Stamford win. McKenna Frank tallied 17 points for the Youngtimers while Brooke Kelly accounted for 13 points and Alexa Kellner added 12. Julia Howe played excellent defense on Clifton Park sharpshooter Claire Drumm in the game’s final minutes to help clinch the victory.
In the championship game, Stamford jumped to an early lead and never let the host Golden Knights get closer than seven points the rest of the game en route to a 57-48 win. Frank poured in a team-season-high 35 points for the Youngtimers and Klein added 14. Kellner and Kelly each did an amazing defensive job on the Golden Knights’ two talented post players who accounted for the majority of the host team’s points throughout the tournament. Lizzy DeMarkey, Heather Fraioli, Howe, Sydney Leeds and Kaleha Morgan all were huge contributors in the five wins for Stamford. Injured Youngtimers player Gloria Mattioli, who was lost for the season in January after breaking her foot, accepted the championship trophy on behalf of the Stamford team.
The 8th Grade Travel Team, now 26-2 on the season, will participate in the Fairfield County Basketball Tournament beginning this weekend.