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Wesport 5th-Grade Girls Basketball Team Goes To 5-0

A Westport fifth-grade boys player drives on a defender during a game last weekend. Photo Credit: Contributed
A Westport player goes hard to the basket in a fifth-grade game. Photo Credit: Contributed
Westport seventh-graders defend against Stamford during a boys game. Photo Credit: Contributed
The seventh-grade boys team huddles during a timeout. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – The Westport Police Athletic League fifth-grade girls basketball team surrendered 14 points in two wins last weekend to raise its record to  5-0.

Westport defeated Ridgefield, 20-4, and Monroe, 28-10, and continues its impressive start under coach Karen Puskas.

The fifth-grade boys team won three games to get to 4-0. After a narrow 51-49 win over Shelton, Westport defeated the Westport YMCA, 50-28, and Ridgefield,39-31.

The sixth-grade girls team opened its season with a 26-18 win over Darien before losing to St. Mary’s of Ridgefield, 17-11.

The sixth-grade boys team (2-1) picked up narrow wins over Newtown, 45-42, and Greenwich, 55-50. The seventh-grade girls team beat Newtown, 52-39. Nicole Dienst’s three-point shooting and key baskets by Emily Yin led Westport. Christine Taylor, Megan Johnson, Annie Amaker, Brooke Schwab and Sophie Smith also played well.

The seventh-grade boys team dropped tight games to Southbury, 35-30, and Stamford, 26-22.

The eighth-grade boys team (4-2) beat West Haven, 60-33, and Shelton, 55-43. Westport hit five three-pointers in the first quarter against West Haven, including three by Ben Casparius. Brendan Massoud and Kenny Brill also hit from long range. Massoud, Sean Pritchett and Matt Fair were strong on the backboards.

Casparius had 13 points and nine rebounds in the win over Shelton. Pritchett, Josh Berman, Justin Seidman, Fritz Schemel and Jesse Levinson also played well in the win.

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