U9 Dominators Remain Unbeaten

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The Green Hornets U9 Dominators girls basketball team still hasn’t lost this winter competing across two leagues, the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks league and the Sunday Arbutus league.

“Our girls are usually the smaller and younger team in every tournament that we play in, but they are by far the scrappiest,” said head coach Darby Davis. “We have battled it out against fifth- and sixth-grade teams in tournaments, and even after a loss, had the other coach approach us at the end and tell us what an unbelievably hustling team we have.”

The Dominators recently won the MLK One-Day Showcase in Jessup and took home medals from the tournament.

The team of Izzy Burleson, Ruby Bauer, Tatum Davis, Grace Mosmiller, Taylor Edwards, Brynn Williams, Kendall Kemezis, Reese Pasko, Keira Wittlinger and Avery Billmyer plays an aggressive 1-3-1 trapping defense and averages double-digit steals per game.

“We swarm the teams like annoying hornets that we are,” said coach Davis, who coaches the team with Aaron Burleson and Stacy Williams. “Our girls aren’t the most experienced basketball players or the best shooters or ball handlers in the league. But their effort outweighs the other team’s [effort] every time.

“Our girls practice hard every practice and take direction and critiquing so well. I also want to recognize our parents. They bring their kids to practice two nights in a row every week and to games every Saturday and Sunday. They also agree to almost any tournament we find and want to get into.

“Our U9 Severna Park Dominators have done unbelievably this season so far and we plan to keep it up and remain undefeated.”

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