Island sports: Middle school basketball update
ALAMEDA EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Middle School Sports Program Basketball Score Report – Playoffs
February 18, Girls “B” Playoffs
Chipman 34, Wood 20
The Wood girls held strong throughout the game, with Tatiana Kelly leading the team with 14 points. Luwanna Ve’e and Erra McFarlin showed strong defense and scored 2 points each. Sasita Knauer and Sienna Shaw also helped the Beavers with 1 point each.
Chipman’s win advances them to the finals to face #1 seed Lincoln on February 25 at 3:45 p.m.
February 18, Girls “A” Playoffs
Wood 33, Chipman 16
In a very defensive game, the Beavers outscored the Cougars with pressure on the ball and good passing in transition. For Wood, Tatiana Villegas played well at the point while Ebone Qualls played superb defense, grabbing a couple of steals. Alex Sifuentes had 7 steals and converted most into fast-break layups. Pam Reyes scored 2 from the paint with a pass from Alycia Whitmore, and Isabella Perez-Flores had her best game all-around for the season.
The Cougars played quite well despite losing their star player and having such a short bench, but they never gave up and were able to get the ball up the court on the fast break. Chipman’s Deniz Moll nailed a nice transition layup in the end to cheer up the Cougar crowd followed by a Chipman 3-pointer, but it was the Beavers’ Layla Stebbins who sealed the deal with an “and one” three-point play to finish the game.
Wood now faces undefeated Lincoln for the championship on February 25.
February 19, Boys “B” Playoffs
Chipman 48, Lincoln 40
Chipman advances to the finals to face the Wood “B” boys.
February 19, Boys “A” Playoffs
Wood 39, Chipman 31
Wood will face Lincoln at the championships.
Championships are set for Thursday, February 25 for the girls and Friday, February 26 for the boys. All championship games are at the Alameda Point gym, court #4. “B” team action begins at 3:45 p.m., followed immediately by the “A” games.
The Middle School Basketball program is run by the Alameda Education Foundation and is made possible by community donations. More information can be found at www.alamedaeducationfoundation.org.