Westport 8th-Grade Girls Basketball Team Makes Perfect Start

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The Westport PAL eighth-grade girls' basketball team finished 4-0 in its first tournament of the season. Photo Credit: Contributed by Westport PAL

WESTPORT, Conn. – After winning its division in the Fairfield County Basketball League last winter, the Westport Police Athletic League eighth-grade girls team started a new season by winning four games in the Joe Coppo Memorial Tournament last weekend.

Westport defeated Ridgefield, 30-20, New Canaan, 48-21, Stamford, 37-19, and Yorktown, N.Y., 37-12. Westport was awarded second place based on point differential.

The team finished 14-10 last year, including a three-game run to win the B division in the league playoffs.

Returning players include Julia Brower, Virginia Gerig, Grace McGinley, Morgan McWhirter, Claire Meehan, Charlotte Rossi, Rachel Seideman and Olivia Troy. Mary McGee is a new addition to the team. Former Fairfield Warde basketball standouts Sam DiLeo and Kasey Keegan are the Westport coaches.

Westport plays its home opener Friday against Easton/Redding and takes on Weston on Saturday.

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