Warriors 5-6 graders go undefeated in recreation league

Teamwork nets championship
By: Jim Linsdau News Messenger Sports Editor
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The Lincoln fifth and sixth grade competition Warriors faced the Heat in the Lincoln Recreation League championship game and came away with a 41-29 win and the crown, March 10. It capped a perfect 10-0 season that began in January. The Warriors escaped with a couple of close wins in the regular season but regrouped to take the postseason tournament without much challenge On March 3, the Warriors defeated the Lakers, 41-15, at 11 a.m. and then came back at 1 p.m. to down the Kings 30-14 in the semifinal game. They then had to wait a week before capturing the championship. The Warriors averaged 46.7 points a game and nearly 30 rebounds per contest. They also averaged a remarkable 13.6 steals per game, almost twice what any other team had. Teamwork was the Warriors’ trademark. Although two players from the Heat were 1-2 in total points, the Warriors were 3-5 with just one point difference between them – Jacob Lemus (53), Austin Waymire (52) and Christopher Rodriquez (51). The Warriors’ Cameron Reagan was second in league in rebounding averaging almost five a game. And Jason Boisvert led the league in steals with nearly three per contest; teammates Lemus and Rodriquez also made the top five. “Everybody had a good time,” said Warriors coach Marc Boisvert. Boisvert has coached in the recreation league for five years. Following was the club’s regular season record. Jan. 7 – Warriors 22, Heat 14 Jan. 14 – Warriors 26, Kings 24 Jan. 21 – Warriors 47, Lakers 14 Jan. 28 – Warriors 31, Heat 30 Feb. 4 – Warriors 33, Kings 18 Feb. 11 – Warriors 64, Lakers 16 Feb. 18 – Warriors def. Lakers (no score) Feb. 25 – Warriors 32, Kings 23 Lincoln Youth Basketball Competition Division 5-6 grades League Championship Warriors 41, Heat 29 Semifinal Game Warriors 30, Kings 14 Quarterfinal Game Warriors 41, Lakers 15 Regular Season Final Standings Team W L GB Warriors 8 0 -- Heat 5 3 3 Kings 2 6 6 Lakers 1 7 7