Abington Heights junior high basketball teams complete successful seasons

Players on Abington Heights’ seventh-grade boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Zach Brister, Brayden Reiner, Roman Cutrufello, Mitch Petty, Patrick Walsh. Second row, Connor Griffin, Aidan Stark, Jack Burke. Third row, Nicholas Bossi, Eric Barback, Ethan Shook and Gavin Kerrigan and head coach Phil DeSarno. - Submitted photos
Players on Abington Heights’ eighth-grade boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Michael Stanton, Paul Thomas Cutrufello, Camden Vaughn, Xander Davis. Second row, Mason Miller, Matthew Greco, Andrew Albright, Mason Cuff, Dominic Selvenis, Alex Keris, head coach Phil DeSarno. Third row, Jamison Bessoir, Carson Kelleher, Griffin Curtin and Aidan Crum. - Submitted photos

The Abington Heights junior high seventh and eighth-grade boys basketball teams recently wrapped up successful seasons.

The seventh-grade team finished with a 19-2 record and won all three tournaments the squad entered, the Blue Ridge tournament, the Backcourt Hoops Holiday tournament, and also the Newark Academy tournament. Their most notable wins were against Middlesex Middle School (New Jersey), New Heights Middle School (New York), North Pocono and Northeast Intermediate.

The eighth-grade team finished with a 23-2 record. They won the league championship and three of the four tournaments they entered. They won the Blue Ridge tournament, the Backcourt Hoops tournament and the Newark Academy tournament, and placed second in the Pennsylvania Championships tournament, in Allentown, in overtime. Their most notable wins were against Norton Middle School (Norristown), East Penn Middle School (Emmaus) Middlesex Middle School, (New Jersey) and Northeast Intermediate.

Players on Abington Heights’ seventh-grade boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Zach Brister, Brayden Reiner, Roman Cutrufello, Mitch Petty, Patrick Walsh. Second row, Connor Griffin, Aidan Stark, Jack Burke. Third row, Nicholas Bossi, Eric Barback, Ethan Shook and Gavin Kerrigan and head coach Phil DeSarno.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-JrHighBBall-1.jpgPlayers on Abington Heights’ seventh-grade boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Zach Brister, Brayden Reiner, Roman Cutrufello, Mitch Petty, Patrick Walsh. Second row, Connor Griffin, Aidan Stark, Jack Burke. Third row, Nicholas Bossi, Eric Barback, Ethan Shook and Gavin Kerrigan and head coach Phil DeSarno. Submitted photos

Players on Abington Heights’ eighth-grade boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Michael Stanton, Paul Thomas Cutrufello, Camden Vaughn, Xander Davis. Second row, Mason Miller, Matthew Greco, Andrew Albright, Mason Cuff, Dominic Selvenis, Alex Keris, head coach Phil DeSarno. Third row, Jamison Bessoir, Carson Kelleher, Griffin Curtin and Aidan Crum.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-AH-JrHighBBall-2.jpgPlayers on Abington Heights’ eighth-grade boys basketball team are, from left, first row, Michael Stanton, Paul Thomas Cutrufello, Camden Vaughn, Xander Davis. Second row, Mason Miller, Matthew Greco, Andrew Albright, Mason Cuff, Dominic Selvenis, Alex Keris, head coach Phil DeSarno. Third row, Jamison Bessoir, Carson Kelleher, Griffin Curtin and Aidan Crum. Submitted photos