Island sports: Lions roar through middle school basketball championships
By Vicki Sedlack
The Lincoln Lions swept the girls’ division of the Alameda Education Foundation’s Middle School Basketball Championships last week, while the boys’ teams split top honors with the Wood Middle School Beavers.
The girls’ championships were held March 2. In the A division, Lincoln outscored Wood, 29-17. Maddy Lewis scored nine points for the Lions, while Lisa Bertholdt and Megan Cvitanovic each contributed eight points. Tatianna Kelly was the top scorer for Wood with six.
In Girls B team play, it was Lincoln over The Academy of Alameda Olympians, 35-20. The Lions’ Lanae Lillard was responsible for 23 of Lincoln’s points while the Olympians’ Meida Tautalatasi was the top scorer for the Academy with 8.
In Boys A team action on March 3, it was Wood over Lincoln, 58-40. Wood’s Matt Canelin scored 17 points, 15 of them 3-pointers, while Ben Tanner contributed 13 and Deep Singh, 11. On the Lincoln side, Ryan Wong provided the Lions with 20 points and Nels Bergeron was responsible for 12.
In Boys B team play, the Lions once again reigned, with a 37-29 win over Wood. Lincoln’s Bryce Duncan helped out with nine points, and Angel Munoz and Antonio Riley contributed eight and seven points, respectively. Wood’s Jullen Ison kept the Beavers in the game with 14 points while Aaron Kees scored 10.
The games were the most exciting of the season, with all the student-athletes playing with great intensity and never giving up. Most importantly, good sportsmanship was on display.
Next up for Alameda’s public middle school athletes is track and field, with the first meet scheduled for April. Check the Alameda Education Foundation web site at alamedaeducation.org for schedule updates.