Youth Basketball Season Concludes

Photo courtesy Jon McGinley | The Skills Challenge top finishers in the 7/8 Girls’ Division were (from left) winner Anna Rose Phillips, runner-up Elizabeth Amoroso and Natalie Megerdichian, who placed third.

The Burbank Parks and Recreation youth basketball season, featuring 45 teams and more than 400 participants in grades 3-8, recently concluded its season.

Teams played multiple games and got the opportunity to learn and have fun in a team environment,” said league administrator Jon McGinley. “With the help of over 100 volunteer coaches, we were able to have a successful season.”

Photo courtesy Jon McGinley | The top three finishers in the Skills Challenge for the 3/4 Boys’ Division were Ben Jacobsen, Cael Harney and Ben Gordon.

To conclude the year, players competed in the end-of-season Skills Challenge. Players dribbled around cones, attempted shots from specific spots on the court, and got a bonus free throw at the conclusion. The top finishers for each age division were:

  • 3/4 Girls: Joana Banalao (first place), Lyric Agosti (second place), Angelena Romberger (third place)
  • 3/4 Boys: Cael Harney (first), Ben Gordon (second), Ben Jacobsen (third)
  • 5/6 Girls: Hannah Nagahori (first), Everly Crowther (second), Ellouisa Quiel (third)
  • 5/6 Boys: Caleb Slack (first), Emilio Almanza (second), Brodey Simokovic (third)
  • 7/8 Girls: Anna Rose Phillips (first), Elizabeth Amoroso (second), Natalie Megerdichian (third)
  • 7/8 Boys: Gus Borkin (first), Vincent Rosales (second), Tyler Lorenc (third)