Auburn 7th Grade team after winning the North/South Championship.  (Submitted photo)

Auburn 7th Grade team after winning the North/South Championship. (Submitted photo)

 

Contributed by Matt Benoit

On March 2nd, Auburn 7th grade boys defeated Grafton 47-46 in a thrilling overtime game to win the SCMYBL (South Central Mass Youth Basketball League) B division championship.

By meeting in the finals, both teams qualified for the 1rst Annual North/South Central Mass Tournament of Champions held on March 8th-9th.  Both teams dispatched their North division semifinal opponents and advanced to matchup again, setting up a finals rematch, but this time for an outright Central Mass title.  Auburn won a hard-fought defensive struggle 36-31 to secure their second championship in as many weeks.

The Auburn 7th Grade team players are:

Tyler Anger
Michael Bean
Brendan Coomey
Michael Dellostritto
Nicholas Gonyea
Jason Henry
Jack LaPerle
Thomas Messina
Jackson Sypek
Noah Tyler
Jared Ullstrom
Head Coach:  Matthew Benoit
Assistant Coach: Dominic Faiola