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Boston Breakout Results

This weekends tournaments were tough for the NH Gym Rats. In the Northern New England SuperCup, all three teams: Coach Buffum, Coach Maiella, and Coach LaClair finished with 1-2 records. Coach LaClair’s and Maiella’s teams competed against the top two teams in their pool. At the Boston Breakout Team Massiah also battled the two top teams in their pool (LCRI and Mohawk Pride) leaving the tournament with a 0-3 finish.

Coach Switzer’s Wrap-up

Team gathering in Norfolk, MA after impressive 2-1 showing at Boston Breakout – Coach Switzer’s 8th Grade Girls Team

In the same tournament, the NH Gym Rats 8th Grade Girls team traveled to the South Shore for a tough Boston Breakout tournament and faced the eventual tourney finalist, Evolution, for their first game.  Four of The Evolution’s girls could hit from the deep, stretching the Gym Rats defense as well as two post-players who dominated the inside.  The girls kept the game close, down only 10 by half-time.  However the strength of the Evolution complied with the struggling Gym rats offense and defense allowing the opposing team to march away with a 24 point win.

For the second game at the Sports U in Hanover, MA the girls faced what appeared to be the “LA Lakers” (Boston Showstoppers) who out-sized the NH Gym Rats and built an early five point lead.  However that quick lead soon vanished and the NH Gym Rat’s intense full-court press and sound zone offense proved to be too much for the Showstoppers.  By the 10 minute mark NHGR came through with a 12-point lead and then carried a 21-point lead by the half.  The team’s intensity did not stop in the second half, however, as the Gym Rat’s demonstrated some incredible team passing and racked up a team high in assists. They were not going to be intimidated by anyone.  The girls went on for a 45-12 win holding the opposition scoreless in the second half.  It was the BEST start to finish game the girls have played.

On Sunday the same intensity continued against the Metrowest Pride.  The girls jumped out to a 9 point lead in the first 6 minutes and then the play of Abbie Switzer, Emma Tenters, Teagan Kirby, Mylie Aho, Regan Despres and Tess Chamberlin sparked the team to a commanding 20 point lead before the half. The second half the NHGR proved to be way too much for the Pride to be able to adjust to and even with their full court press the offense of the NHGR made the opposition fall back into their 3-2 zone defense the rest of the game.  Chalk up a 31-9 win as the girls had a very successful 2-1 weekend in MA.

Northern New England Super Cup and Boston Breakout Results

April 28-29, 2018
 

 Boston Break Out

 Team Score  Team
 NH Gym Rats – Massiah 21 43  East Providence Mohawks Elite
 NH Gym Rats – Massiah 27 70  Mohawk Pride Donovan
 NH Gym Rats – Massiah 28 57  LCRI – Matt
 NH Gym Rats – Switzer 16 40  EVO 2022 DH/KQ
 NH Gym Rats – Switzer 45 12  Boston Showstoppers
 NH Gym Rats – Switzer 31 09  Metrowest Pride
 

 Northern NE Super Cup

 Team Score  Team
 NH Gym Rats – LaClair 16 48  Marauders
 NH Gym Rats – LaClair 45 58  TSC AAU
 NH Gym Rats – LaClair 31 51  Cap City White – Wood
 NH Gym Rats – Maiella 35 58  Cap City Red – Joey
 NH Gym Rats – Maiella 41 61  Green Mountain Raptors
 NH Gym Rats – Maiella 56 48  Haverhill Hoops
 NH Gym Rats – Buffum 56 62  Haverhill Hoops
 NH Gym Rats – Buffum 21 46  Green Mountain Raptors
 NH Gym Rats – Buffum 59 24  Hanover Heat

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NEXT UP: ZG’s NH State Championships – Teams from all over the state of New Hampshire will be together in the gym this weekend, vying for the chance to raise up the state championship trophy! Schedules are typically released the Wednesday before the tournament begins. Here is the Schedule.

DATES: May 5-6, 2018

TEAMS COMPETING: Two of our 8th Grade Boys teams: Coach LaClair and Coach Massiah. Coach Switzer’s 8th Grade Girls will also compete

LOCATION: Derry, Hampton and Nashua, NH

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PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

Kendall Chamberlain spots up for a 3 – Coach Switzer’s 8th Grade Girls Team

 

Gracey Wilkes eyes the jump ball at the start of the Boston Showstoppers game – Coach Switzer’s 8th Grade Girls Team