2000-04-15 / Sports

Angels Unleash Supreme Power

Finish Tournament In First Place





Quadrozzi’s Angels pose for the camera after receiving their first-place trophies. Pictured are (standing, left to right) Katie Pastina, Samantha Swensen, Naomi Agustin, Marissa Flagg, Mary Grace Brady, Rachel Legions, Jennifer Anglero, (kneeling, left to right) Jill Brady and Corinne Howley.
Quadrozzi’s Angels pose for the camera after receiving their first-place trophies. Pictured are (standing, left to right) Katie Pastina, Samantha Swensen, Naomi Agustin, Marissa Flagg, Mary Grace Brady, Rachel Legions, Jennifer Anglero, (kneeling, left to right) Jill Brady and Corinne Howley.

South Queens girls basketball’s sixth grade team, sponsored by Quadrozzi Concrete, won the Super League Sixth Grade Tournament recently. The tournament has been running since November, with the championship game held on Sunday, April 2, 2000.

Throughout the tournament the Angels had to play good basketball against some talented and well-coached teams. Fortunately, the Angel’s team was loaded with outstanding talent and was well-represented by some of Rockaway’s top sixth-grade girls, including Corinne Howley, Mary Grace Brady, Katie Pastina, Samantha Swensen, and Jill Brady.

In the final game for the championship, the Angels faced a team they had previously lost to. In addition, the Huskies, sponsored by Long Island Lighting, had home court advantage.

The Angels got off to a slow start. The girls were behind 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. But the team exploded in the second quarter. Jennifer Anglero scored 14 points, Marissa Flagg had five, Samantha Swensen had four, and Jill Brady sunk two points, putting the team ahead of the Huskies by eight points at the half.

The team kept it going in the second half of the game. Rachel Legions was hot with nine points. Naomi Agustin, Mary Grace Brady, and Katie Pastina were awesome under the boards and on defense. Combined, they scored eight points for the team.

Defensively the team was outstanding. The Angels created great pressure on the Huskers all night. The Huskers, who finished second in the regional games last year, are a very solid team.

Having lost to the Huskers once and then defeating them 62-40 in the final game was a major accomplishment for the young Angels, this being only their second year together. The Angels also overcame the obstacle of playing without the services of Asleigh Gaither, one of the team’s outstanding players from Long Island, to capture the first-place trophy.

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