The West Boca Basketball League recently wrapped up its spring season with championship games. Here is a rundown of the highlights in the various age groups (with points and accomplishments):
Boys 8 Division
JAGUARS 21, EAGLES 17: The Jaguars’ Ryan Manolakos made two key baskets for the Jaguars late in the fourth quarter.
Jaguars: Ryan Manolakos (6); Max David, Caleb Meltser (2 each); Tyler Paul (hustle); Tristan Banick (defense). Eagles: Zachary Derice (2); Jaxson Adib (hustle); Chase Rosenstrauch (defense).
Boys 9 Division
SPARTANS 19, GOPHERS 12: Two late baskets in the fourth quarter by Alexander Vafai lifted the Spartans.
Spartans: Alexander Vafai (6); Kingston Phili (4); Cody Waters (3); Barry Dunn, Joel Nilsen, Jack Feuerberg (all 2); Kai Schmidt (hustle); Ian Vandekerckhove (defense). Gophers: Jayden Elder (5); Sebastian LaCroix (3); Max Savino (2); Jack Fina (hustle); Gabriel Bowens (defense).
Boys 10 Division
Brady Bond (5); Tyler Londo, Chase Raines (2); Aiden Myers (hustle); Preston Gormandy (defense).
Boys 11 Division
FALCONS 31, SPARTANS 20: Tyler Griffin hit three 3-pointers for the fourth-seeded Falcons. Most Valuable Player Matthew Barcia scored all 12 of his points in one half.
Falcons: Tyler Griffin (13); Ethan Greenblatt (9); Austin Eitches (4); Brody Alcalay (hustle); Adam Corcia (defense). Spartans: Matthew Barcia (12); Try Hooker (4); Jake Smiler, Francis Galarza (2); Joshua Grynbaum (hustle); Tyler Shattuck (defense).
Boys 12 Division
FALCONS 44, VIKINGS 37: Benjamin Cohen (Vikings) erupted for a 20-point performance but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Falcons’ balanced offense.
Falcons: Judah Greenbaum (9); Asher Rosen (8); Ezra Freiden (7); Tejas Chaudhari, Max Grushoff (6); Rahamim Berdugo (hustle); Jacob Greenbaum (defense). Vikings: Benjamin Cohen (20); Julian Lizzio (5); Alex Kleinberg (4); Joseph Cruz (hustle); Jetty Dixon (defense).
Boys 13 Division
BULLS 39, TROJANS 21: Led by MVP Michael Attias, the sixth-seeded Bulls led wire to wire.
Bulls: Michael Attias (15); Sam Chaskin (7); Lucas Montana (6); McJeffrey Voltaire (hustle); Riley Lazar (defense). Trojans: Brody Sheiner (8); Sam Edelberg, Garrett Rosenbloom (3); David Enquist (hustle); Jared Ladrach (defense).
Boys 14-15 Division
FALCONS 50, OWLS 47: MVP Zachary Hoffmann led the Falcons as the Owls kept it close with five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Falcons: Zachary Hoffman (14); Gabe Sareli (10); Isaac Louden (9); Jaden Wiston (hustle); Drew Brassloff (defense). Owls: Logan Adams (13); Ryan Eidelkind (11); Forrest Weiss (8); Ari Bradt (hustle); Levi Engelman (defense).
Boys 16-Over Division
BULLS 54, SPARTANS 51 (OT): In a thriller, Luke Kramer scored six points in the fourth quarter and four more in overtime to spark the Bulls after being down the entire game.
Girls 9-10 Division
BUFFALOES 18, SHARKS 12: The Buffaloes upset the regular-season first-place Sharks. Whitney Ball had a strong performance in the fourth quarter.
Buffaloes: Whitney Ball, Bari Faerman, Sofia Pagan, Madison Ramsey (4); Marley Domsky (2); Ava Dovner (hustle); Bari Edelberg (defense). Sharks: Miley Ruggieri (7); Abigail Nekava, Samantha Solodkin (2); Addison Cornick (hustle); Morgan Honig (defense).
Girls 11-Over Division
FALCONS 29, GATORS 26: Morgan Sternlieb enjoyed an MVP performance with 12 points and Ella Scheckner came through with a nine-point effort in a game that wasn’t decided until the last minute. The Gators’ Payton Asbury scored seven of her 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Falcons: Morgan Sternlieb (12); Ella Scheckner (9); Hannah Scott (6); Michele Stein (2); Paige Lillich (hustle); Samantha Golish (defense). Gators: Payton Asbury (11); Marley Asbury (5); Madison Lowenstein (4); Abriana Thorpe, Taylor Throne, Rya Avivi (2); Masyn Huttman (hustle); Candence Barkan, Miley Ruggieri (defense).
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