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7th Graders Finish Basketball Season With 6 Wins

Woodbury 51, Danbury 38

A stifling second half defense (where Danbury only scored 12 pts) was the answer to a sluggish start by the Warriors. The Warriors passed the ball around nicely, finding the open man in easy give and go layups that led to everyone on the team contributing to the scoring.

The Warriors were led by Ben Stewart with 20 pts, including 3 three pointers, 12 rebounds and 2 assists. Dylan Chung had 15 pts and 12 rebounds. Nate Bartoli played an excellent game at the point scoring 5 pts and dishing 8 assists including a show stopping no look pass to a cutting Ryan Ponte late in the game. Andrew Greene had 5 pts and 5 rebounds. Ryan Ponte added 4 pts and 6 rebounds. Brayden Altieri and Michael Bambino both chipped in with a bucket a piece.

Naugatuck 55, Woodbury 49

A true test for our “never say die” Warriors ended in a close defeat at home. Not many thought that the Warriors would have a chance against the powerhouse Naugatuck. The Warriors were hot early, but some great Naugy pressing defense and some Warrior foul trouble late contributed to the loss. Coach John Ponte was asked about the Warrior effort.

“I honestly thought we were going to be in trouble today,” Ponte said. “Naugy had won their last 4 games by an average of 15 pts against some really solid teams. I was really proud of our team hanging in there to the very end. It only speaks to the toughness this team has developed over the season.”

The Warriors were led by Ben Stewart who poured in 22 pts with a solid 8/10 from the foul line. He also had a season high 15 rebounds. Dylan Chung kept up his solid play with another double double posting 11 pts and 12 rebounds. Ryan Ponte had his best game of the season adding 10 pts and 10 rebounds. Andrew Greene and Nate Bartoli added 4pts and 2pts respectfully.

Woodbury 37, Weston 25

Another great defensive effort from the Warriors led to their 6th victory of the season. This is quite a feat playing in the highly competitive FCBL travel league. Another sluggish start was jolted with a 13-0 run to start the second half. Add that to the great zone defense that only allowed 10 pts in the entire half, and you have a recipe for winning.

The Warriors were led by Ben Stewart who scored 25 pts on 11 layups and 1 three pointer. He added 11 rebounds and a couple of nice assists to Dylan Chung and Ryan Ponte to his game totals. Dylan Chung had 4 pts but had his best assist game of the season, dishing out 8 assists. Most of the them finding Stewart for layups on many occasions. He also remained solid with 11 rebounds. Ryan Ponte added 6 points on some great outside shooting and added 7 rebounds to his totals. Nate Bartoli added 2 points and 4 assists to round out the Warrior game totals.

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