BMS girls basketball team caps perfect season with trophy

The Bay Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team celebrates their championship win. Photo by Bob Ziebarth

This year the Bay Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team finished with a perfect season – 12 wins and no losses! They won the championship game at Hillside Middle School on March 7 with a final score of 33-30. The girls were down by nine in the third quarter but worked together to win the championship. The team was composed of Iris Hunt, Emily Edman, Rachel Rankin, Sydney Brabant, Abby Smith, Lydia Erwin, Carli Mendelow, Chaeli Ziebarth, Emily Martin, Myka Evenhouse, Emma Fox and Macey Ault.

But the team could not have won on their own. Along with the players, the team also included two amazing managers, Lia Vizdos and Lauren Cseh. The girls thought they had an incredible coach, Coach Mont, who inspired all of them to play their best! They truly could not have won the championship game without her. During the championship game Coach Mont gave an inspiring halftime speech that made them believe that they could win.

In addition to the talented players, managers and coach, other Bay Middle School students contributed to the successful season by cheering the team on to victory. As each game of the season went by, the size of the student section grew, along with the excitement and enthusiasm of the fans. At the championship game the school got a spirit bus to get the loyal fans to Parma to help cheer on the team!

The players said they loved the fans’ support and it helped motivate them to give it their all. Chaeli Ziebarth commented, “The student section helped us play better and improved the mood of the game.”

It was awesome to see the seventh-grade students support and encourage their friends! We are looking forward to watching some exciting basketball games in the years to come.

Jennie Koomar

Jennie Koomar is a 7th grade student at Bay Middle School. She plays volleyball and runs track at school. She is proud to be a Rocket!

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