Tri-Town league closes season with March Madness Playoff
Marion — The college kids aren't the only ones feeling March madness.
On March 9, the Tri-Town Basketball League finished its season with a blowout March Madness Playoff night at Tabor Academy.
Both teams that made it to finals night were announced by name and had the opportunity to play in front of a large crowd on the main court.
In the girls grade three to six division, Team Mercury, coached by Nhan Luong, defeated Team Fever, coached by Abby Derrig, in a defensive battle.
The final score was 13-10 with Team Mercury taking home the win.
In the boys third and fourth grade division, the Trailblazers, coached by Kirk Bosma, defeated the Celtics, coached by Kate Cusick, in a back and forth battle that ended with a 13-9 win for the Trailblazers.
The boys fifth and sixth grade division was the final game of the evening and went back and forth for the first three quarters. The Thunder, coached by Rhea Ford, took an early lead but the Knicks, coached by Glenn Raposa, battled back.
By halftime there was a 2-point differential. In the fourth quarter, the Knicks came on strong to claim the championship 19-13.
The Tri-Town Basketball league is run by Mattapoisett and Marion Recreation. Players from all three towns combined to make 16 teams that competed for the past three months. Practices and games were held in all four elementary school gyms and were run by volunteer coaches from all three towns.