Second graders hoop it up at Mattapoisett rec program

Mar 13, 2022

MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Recreation’s second grade basketball program finished off the season with an exciting playoff and finals night, with all four teams facing off at the Center School gymnasium Thursday, March 10. 

This was the program’s first year back since the start of the COVID pandemic.

“This is the first time we’ve kept score, so it’s really exciting for them,” said Greta Fox, recreation director for the Town of Mattapoisett.

Because of last year’s cancellation, most of the kids didn’t get to play in first grade, so the sport is new for them. “It’s just about having a fun night,’’ Fox said.

There were four teams: the Heat, the Warriors, the Knicks, and the Celtics. About 45 kids participated in the program,  which was made possible by the help of parents of the players who served as volunteer coaches.

In the first game, the Heat faced off against the Warriors, and the Warriors emerged victorious with a score of 10-2. Following that, it was the Celtics versus the Knicks, and the game was a nail-biter. The Knicks pulled through to the finals with a score of 10-8.

The two winning teams played against each other in the finals with the Warriors playing against the Knicks. 

This was an energetic game and the crowd was roaring with every basket scored. The Warriors ended up taking the first place title, with a final score of 24-14. 

The top scorer for the Warriors was Henry Anderson, who scored four baskets. Henry Czerkowicz, who also notched four baskets, held it down for the Knicks.

Both teams in the finals received trophies for well-played games.