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Middle School Sports Program Basketball Score Report


Lincoln and Wood Girls "A" teams pose together after the Championships on February 25. Photo courtesy of AEF.

It was quite a week for Lincoln Middle School, which won three of four championship titles in the Alameda Education Foundation’s Basketball Championships last week. But it was no pushover, as all the games were competitive and a couple of them came down to the wire.

February 25, Girls “B” Championships

Lincoln 26, Chipman 20

The Chipman girls “B” team was the real Cinderella team this season as they blossomed into a formidable opponent. This game was no exception as it was a back-and-forth rally for much of the game, but Lincoln’s experience and fine-tuned skills ensured the win.

February 26, Girls “A” Championships

Lincoln 36, Wood 26

The first half was a close game as a determined Wood challenged the undefeated Lincoln girls, but Lincoln pulled away in the second half to seal the deal with a solid win.

February 27, Boys “B” Championships

Wood 46, Chipman 30

The undefeated Wood boys “B” team showed why they were undefeated this season with a decisive win over Chipman.

February 27, Boys “A” Championships

Lincoln 62, Wood 58

Lincoln and Wood came into this match-up promising a close game and they did not disappoint as it came down to overtime to determine the winner.

The teams took turns being in the lead at the end of each quarter until the fourth when they settled on a 53 tie. In overtime, each side made a 3 pointer and 2 pointer to keep it close. Lincoln capitalized on foul shots for the win.

Wood’s Jordan Santa-Maria scored 21 points for the game while Lincoln’s Sean Cunningham, Keelan Doss and Maxwell Jacobs each scored 10.

The Middle School Basketball program is run by the Alameda Education Foundation and is supported entirely by community donations. The Alameda Unified School District does not fund middle school sports.

Track and Field comes to Chipman, Lincoln and Wood beginning April 12. More information can be found at www.alamedaeducationfoundation.org.

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