The Phoenix Basketball U-12 team, consisting of lower Fairfield County All Stars, swept past three New York teams to win the Tip Off Classic AAU Tournament in Brewster, N.Y.
The team averaged more than 70 points a game in its wins this week. Westport players were big contributors to the Phoenix's success. Shooting guard Ben Casparius was one of the top scorers. Mack Muller and Thomas Tamiolakis were terrific on the boards and in defending the opponent's best scorers.
This weekend the team heads to Fordham University to play in the Minutemen Tournament. This tourney features 14 of the top AAU U-12 teams from the New York City area. The winner of this tournament qualifies for the National tournament, which will be held at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Phoenix will be defending their title as last year's U-11 Minutemen champions and nationals qualifiers.
Photo: Standing: Charlie Wright, Ben Casparius, Mack Muller, Thomas Tamiolakis, Alex Preston, Ryan Allen and Zach Swetye. Kneeling: Ralph Manigat, Jackson Ryan, Charlie Sealy, Miles McQuillen, Khris Little, Tyler Sweeney and Carter Scott. Not shown: Chamon Davis, Jack Williams and James Crovato.
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