The kids have spent all year being cheered on by the coaches, so now it's time for them to make some noise as their coaches (23 of them, to be exact!) try to box out, play some D, and avoid shooting the dreaded air ball!
For our 1st Annual Coaches v Coaches Game, we are collecting non-perishables for the Madison Food Pantry* and the player that brings in the most food will have the chance to win a number of fun and fantastic prizes. Egidio Assante Wealth Management has even offered up Celtics tickets for the half-time half-court shot! There will be other prizes throughout the night, as well, including a gift basket from Ashley's, a gift certificate to Cristy's, and the opportunity to take control of the clipboard and coach one of the two teams with a friend. The lobby opens at 7:00 for donations.
For those teams in the Hoopfest Tournament, we have requested that no games be scheduled that night (no practices either) so that everyone can attend. Admission is free and all are welcome, from parents that can never get enough basketball to kids that don't play on an MYBA team. Just be ready to cheer and have some fun!
President, Madison Youth Basketball Association
*The Madison Food Pantry is licensed with the Connecticut Food Bank as a Supplemental Pantry. For more: http://madisoncommunityservices.org/food-pantry/
Hello, MYBA parents. As we hit the home stretch of our season, there is a very fun and busy week ahead for Hand basketball. It all kicks off Monday night at Polson with the Hand girls taking on Guilford at 5:15. Immediately following (~7:15) the Hand boys also play against Guilford. Let's pack the gym and cheer on the varsity!
On Wednesday night the girls play Hillhouse at Hand at 7:00 and then on Thursday night the first round of the SCCs gets underway at Hand at 6:30. The Hand boys are away at Lyman Hall on Wednesday with a 7:30 tip-off time.
On Thursday (2/16), it's the big fundraiser for the Hand boys team in the Polson cafeteria. The players and coaches will be there from 5:00-7:30 to eat with the kids and to sign the basketballs that they will be given upon admission (bring a sharpie). Please RSVP to your head coach if you plan on attending. It is a pasta dinner with dessert and water included. Everyone is welcome, including parents! Cost is $10 per person.
But UConn established another streak after defeating Temple on 97-69 Wednesday night when they faced the Owls in Philadelphia. The victory gave the Huskies their 35th consecutive road win, setting a new NCAA Division I women's basketball record. UConn won 34 road games in a row from 2000-2004. The Huskies also own the third-longest streak, 30 games, from 2008-2011.