Beaver Creek School completes junior basketball season

RIMROCK – With its March 31 tournament, Beaver Creek School completed its 2017 Junior Basketball Season for students in grades 1 through 4.

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The Velociraptors won the first-grade and second-grade division of Beaver Creek School’s 2017 Junior Basketball Season. Back row, from left: Coach Viola Logston and Coach Mele Colston. Middle row, from left: Rocco Ciminieri, Jocelyn Ortega Caballero, Morgan Kaiser, Caden Schaedel and Sosefo Colston. Front row, from left: Cole Newton, Alex Lorato Ruiz, Manny Tena and Myla Schaedel. (Photo courtesy of Beaver Creek School District)

Each age group was represented by four teams, said Beaver Creek School District Superintendent Karin Ward.

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Despite losing five of six regular season games, the Huskies won the third-grade and fourth-grade division of Beaver Creek School’s 2017 Junior Basketball Season. Back row, from left: Coach Johnnie Orta, Patrick Ainsworth, Heyden Hernandez, Nic Leitner, Anthony Ponce and Coach Fritz Matthias. Front row, from left: Monyka Palmer, Adrian Rivas, and Merilee Matthias. (Photo courtesy of Beaver Creek School District)

The district’s Junior Basketball league has been “such a great addition to the community these past three years, providing experiences for the students and great family fun on Fridays for the two months of the season,” Ward said.

According to program director Micca Martinez, the winners for the school’s first-grade and second-grade division were the Velociraptors, coached by Viola Logston and Mele Colston.

The Velociraptors won the end-of-season tournament and finished with a 6-1 record.

High scorers for the Velociraptors were Manny Tena, Jocelyn Ortega Caballero and Alex Loreto

The winners for the third-grade and fourth-grade division were the Huskies, coached by Fritz Mathias and Johnnie Orta.

The Huskies lost five of six regular-season games before they won the end-of-season tournament.

Four of the Huskies’ regular-season losses were by two points, Martinez said. High scorers for the Huskies were Monyka Palmer, Patrick Ainsworth and Heyden Hernandez.

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