The Londonderry Basketball Club (LBC) bounded into the most exciting segment of its 2015-16 season over the weekend of March 12 and 13, packing a Saturday and a Sunday full of recreational league playoff games that enabled the young cagers to try to end their campaigns with championships.
The LBC hosted 25 games over those two busy days – with contests being played at all three of the town’s elementary schools – and crowned winners at each of the different age levels.
“We had several close games, with the most exciting being the boys’ 3rd/4th (grade) division, which went into overtime just before the buzzer. Team 4 Green pulled out the victory in the end and won by one basket (over the Gray team),” said LBC vice-president of recreational basketball Rob Galan.
The boys’ 5th/6th grade title was collected by the Team 5 Green crew, and the boys’ 7-8 grade championship was snagged by the Team 6 Blue contingent.
In girls’ playoff action, the girls’ 3-4 title was snared by the Team 2 Purple cagers, the 5-6 championship was won by the Team 3 Blue crew, and the 7-10 title was tallied by the Team 4 Pink contingent.
The Londonderry Basketball Club runs a recreational basketball program for kids in grades one through 12 for both boys and girls, with one practice and one game per week for the squads.
More information on the LBC can be gathered at www.LBCHoops.org.