Stamford Youngtimers Basketball League (SYTBB) is the largest ALL Girls basketball league in Stamford. Nearly all of the Girls High School players on the 2016 State Champion Stamford High, Westhill High and Trinity Catholic High School teams (past and present) have played in the SYTBB league. Many of the current players are also coaching in the league.
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Awesome "Super Sunday" Ends the Youngtimers Season
The Stamford Youngtimers Basketball League held its annual “Super Sunday” activities at Westhill High School on March 12. “Super Sunday” features the House League championship game, a Future Stars Game of third graders moving up to the house league and skills competitions in a celebration of the entire winter season.
In the Senior Division, eighth-grader Peyton Hackett exploded for 34 points, including 28 in the first half, to lift Mim & Koo to a 47-36 victory over Peace, Love & Hoops in the championship game. Kylie Frank drilled three 3-pointers en route to 11 points for Mim & Koo. Julia Swierczynska paced PL&H with 18 points and Paige Hochadel added eight.
The Liberty earned the Junior Division championship, collecting a 23-17 win over Allyson Rioux Memorial Foundation. Isabella Mandel posted 13 points and Peyton Sweeney scored four to help the Liberty finish its undefeated season. Alanna Watson collected eight points and Julia Marchetti netted four for Rioux.
The Starters Division was showcased at the annual "Futures Game" which features the league's third graders moving up and playing on 10-foot baskets for the first time. A total of 24 girls participated in the contest, which gave all the parents and fans an inside look at the talent rising into the Junior Division next year. Rachel Stokes was the game’s top scorer with eight points as the Sky downed the Navy, 22-6. McKenna O’Neill tallied four points.
In the Seniors Skills Competition, Olivia Conte of Conte Electric captured the 3-point contest championship. Kate Telesca of Domuskids.org earned the free throw contest title. Peyton Hackett of the Youngtimers 8th Grade Travel Team ran her way to the speed dribbling championship. In the Junior Skills, Josilyn Gonzalez of Instant Replay took home the speed dribbling title while Alanna Watson of Allyson Rioux collected the free throw shooting championship
In the Starters Skills, McKenna O’Neill of Instant Replay collected the speed dribbling title and the Mystics’ Sahar Harris shot her way to the shooting contest championship. Ava Pufko earned the Little Timers speed dribble trophy.
In one of the most special moments of "Super Sunday," the Youngtimers organization awards the Allyson Rioux Sportsmanship Award to a special young lady from both the Senior and Junior Division. Cheryl Tiscia represented the Rioux family at “Super Sunday” to present the award, which is named in honor of Allyson Rioux, one of Stamford’s greatest high school athletes who died at an early age from cancer.
This year, Maddy Bautista of PQ Media and the 8th grade travel team won the award in the Senior Division while Maeve Petrizzi, representing the Youngtimers and the 5th grade travel team, collected the honor in the Junior Division. Both girls exemplified the spirit of Allyson Rioux with their teamwork, sportsmanship and character throughout the Youngtimers season.
The Stamford Youngtimers Blue 7 team won the 2016-17 FCBL BB Division championship on March 12 with a 31-22 win over New Fairfield at Ludlow High School. Olivia Conte led a balanced Youngtimers attack with nine points and five rebounds. Ruthie Price collected six points and eight rebounds while Charlie Karukas added four assists to go along with her six points. Sophie Blomberg posted six points as well for Stamford. Blue 7 finished the season with at 15-5 record under first-year coach Michael Rail.