4th grade Select win 11U division at Fall Ball Hoops
4th and 7th grade win Zero Gravity’s Beast of the East tournament this past weekend 10/7 – 10/8. Terrific performance from both squads. 9th grade Select and 7th grade Lydon also played well both winning 2 games each.
3rd grade Select won the Zero Gravity D1 National Championship this past weekend. An amazing accomplishment for this young group of talented players. The Future is bright. Congrats to all parents, players and coaches.
This past weekend ASA’s 3rd and 5th grade Select Teams won the Zero Gravity Massachusetts State Titles. Both teams are lead by ASA’s Elementary Director James Spinner who has done a top notch job not only coaching these teams but fostering their development. ASA’s staff is very proud of these players, parents and coaches — keep up the good work.
ASA-Wildcats had a great weekend at ZG’s Boston Breakout Challenge. They finished at 2-1 and weekend was highlighted with a 17 point come back win vs a very good MT Elite Ducks Team. Congrats girls keep up the good work.
Players of the weekend:
- Owen Burke – Owen is our speedster extraordinaire who can’t be stopped on the fast break. Feet first defense leads to steals which lead to layups! Can’t stop OB!
- EJ Wekstein – EJ, the team leader, directs the defense and drops in clutch jumpers. A long time ASA Hoops athlete, his training is really paying off. We can always count on EJ!!
Nicholas (Nico) Gilo is ASA Hoops’ 5th grade bulldog! He’s fearless going to the rack, a defensive wizard and a great example for his teammates.
ASA Hoops is lucky to have Graham Horowitz represent us on our 5th grade AAU team. He’s calm, cool and collected. That attitude, coupled with his shooting, defensive prowess and knowledge of the game makes him an invaluable member of this team
ASA and the ASA-Wildcats had a full slate of games this past weekend. With teams entered in both the Zero Gravity Gold Rush Tournament and the Boston Warriors Spring Breakout we were well represented and spread across Eastern Massachusetts. Many of our teams had terrific weekends finishing with winning records and playing some great ball. Six of our teams made it to Bracket Play and or competed in championship games, three of which won Tournament Championships: 3rd grade Select Spinner, 3rd grade ASA-West Robbie and 5th grade ASA Team Moses came away with Tournament Championships. Extremely proud of all of our teams who competed this weekend. On to the next.
ASA had a extremely busy weekend (3/25-3/26) entering thirteen teams into Zero Gravity’s “Coaches for Cancer” event; five of which qualified for Bracket Play. Coach Lydon’s 10th grade Select team had a great weekend going 3-0 in pool play before falling by 5 points in a the Championship game. Other notable performances included 5th grade Select Spinner, 7th grade ASA West Alex and 8th grade Select Smith. Coach Ryan’s 6th grade ASA West and 6th grade Greater Boston both cruised through pool play to meet in the Bracket Play Finals. In the spirit of the ASA Family the teams decided to share the glory and be co-champs. Well done to all teams and Coach Ryan is officially on the board…
In the opening weekend of the Spring 2017 season ASA 3rd Grade Select and ASA 6th Grade Select both went 3-0 at the Middlesex Magic Tournament. Each team won by impressive margins of victory and played great team ball in the process. Were looking forward to an exciting season from these two talented groups.
This past week ASA-Wildcats / Waltham High School Senior Taylor Pinzone scored her 1000th point for the Hawks. Taylor has been part of the ASA family for 3 years now, it’s been a pleasure to watch her compete and the highest levels. Although many local colleges have recruited her for Basketball Taylor will accept a Lacrosse Scholarship at Northwestern University for the Fall of 2018. Taylor will look to lead the Waltham Hawks into the State Tournament and continue to add to her impressive point total.
This past Sunday ASA staff was able to witness two former class of 2016 players going up against each other when Salve Regina met Suffolk University. Gabe Granberry earned his 6th consecutive start as a Freshman and battled Suffolk’s big man throughout. Jamal is behind a few talented perimeter players and working hard to gain court time. Congrats to both young men at making it to the next level.
ASA Hoops 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th grade teams have attended team functions during Celtics games over the last week. All of these teams were able to participate on the Garden floor and experience what it truly feels like to play in an NBA arena. Thank you to all who attended the ASA Staff had a great time.
ASA 8th Grade Basketball @ Celtics 2016 Opening Night!
ASA 9th grade West lead by long time coach Eric Brickley played extremely well this past weekend going 3-1. Beating a terrific Fidelity House Squad, a tough UBC squad and winning the grudge match vs ASA Select they took home the divisional championship and tournament T-shirts. Nice Job boys…
Class of 2021
Zaria continues to be one of the hardest workers and most consistent players at practice and it pays off. This past tournament played excellent hitting some key jump shots and getting crucial rebounds. She often times is outsized, but not outworked.
Mike Antonellis of Newton has been on a tear in recent weeks. Putting up multiple 20 point games and setting the table for many of his teammates. A terrific passer, 3-point threat and positional rebounder Mike is set to have a big 8th grade year.
ASA 9U and 11U had terrific weekends representing our program in the Massachusetts State Tournament. 9U played their hearts out going 1-1 in pool play, defeating MYCW in the first game of bracket play before falling to a talented RI Crush team in the Final Four. This group of youngsters as they have done all season played great team ball and inspired defense. In the process of advancing to the Final Four — they qualified AAU Nationals.
11U lead by Coach Alex Giangregorio are the Massachusetts Division 2 State Champions. This squad was tested throughout the weekend dropping the first game of the tournament to the NE Storm, before winning 3 straight games vs Mass Elite (twice) and New Bedford Hoops. The stage was now set for a rematch with NE Storm in the Finals. ASA outplayed the Storm from start to finish to hang on to 45-44 win. This is the first State Championship for ASA, the entire staff is extremely proud of this group of players and parents. Job well done…
In their 6th and Final tournament of the spring ASA’s 3rd grade team ended the season as it began: Champions. Winning their 3rd tournament of the Spring this group once again exhibited relentless defense and great ball movement to go 3-0 in the Boston Warriors “Hoop Summit”. Beating GT Elite, Dana Barros and the very tough opponent in Urban Achievers ASA 3rd grade finished their season with a record of: 16-4. Very impressive accomplishment, the entire ASA is very proud of this group and looking forward to their future development.
ASA 8th Select Player of the Week is Dontè White-Barbosa. Donte has a terrific weekend leading ASA to a 2-1 record at ZG Beast of the East. Donte is a force in the open floor and tenacious on the offensive and defensive glass.