The Green Hornets fifth/sixth-grade girls club basketball league crowned its 2018-2019 champion on Sunday, February 24, at Folger McKinsey Elementary School, with the No. 2-seed Cyclones defeating the No. 1-seed All Stars, 16-5.
The Cyclones, whose two regular-season losses came at the hands of coach Kevin Barstow’s All Stars, avenged those losses to finish the season 10-2 overall.
The Cyclones comprised girls from seven schools in Severna Park and the surrounding area. The team included sixth-graders Olivia “OJ” Nardone, Isabella Adams, Anna Wall and Drew Snyder; and fifth-graders Sydney Davis, Maya Kirshtein, Penny Lascola, Katie Mentesana, Millie Knoepfle and Giuliana Newton.
The team was coached by Ed Davis and Josh Kirshtein.
Leading 8-5 at halftime, the Cyclones shut out the All Stars in the second half and got a team-high 6 points by Nardone and 4 points from Wall.
“Every girl worked hard to become a better player at every practice and each of them contributed to this victory,” coach Davis said after the game. “They came from different schools and experience levels but came together and played as a team, with every member finding a role and performing that role to the best of their ability.”