The Rodger O. Borror Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team won the SBAAC American Division championship Saturday by defeating Clinton-Massie 32-21 in the title game.
“This was the revenge match we were hoping for,” Wilmington coach Eric Conley said, noting Clinton-Massie had defeated Wilmington twice during the regular season.
Conley said his starting five played its best game of the season. Several players came off the bench in a substitute role and played well also, Conley added.
Michael Streety led Wilmington with 15 points while Bryson Schutte had 10 points. Logan Phillips had four points while Bryant Conley chipped in with two. Luke Achtermann rounded out the scoring with a free throw.
“Very stressful and very intense is putting it mildly,” Conley said. “But ultimately very satisfying and very rewarding at the end. This basketball season is one that I know we will never forget.”
In the semifinal round of the tournament, the young Hurricane defeated No. 1 seed Batavia 55-41.
Conley said the ROB defense throttled the high-powered Bulldogs offense right from the start.
“We came out from the very beginning and played like a championship caliber team,” said Conley. “Everything we’ve been working so hard on all season long finally clicked and came together during this game.”
Schutte led ROB with 16 points while Zane smith added 13. Streety finished with seven and Phillips scored five. Achtermann and Malachi Cumberland scored four points each. Aven Patel, Jake Stephens and Bryant Conley tossed two points each.