Third- and fourth-graders from the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA YHoops travel team finished the 2019-20 year earning the Western Maine Youth Basketball League championship. In front, Emelia Vincent, left, and Sienna Cifelli; in back, from left, coach Derek Galway, Elizabeth Galway, C.J. Ranger, Ellen Shea, Mia Beaudoin, Emily Poulin, Sage Yarnevich and Coach Shawn Vincent. Submitted photo

AUBURN — The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA 3rd-4th grade girls travel team completed its 2019-2020 Western Maine Youth Basketball League season with a 5-3 record.

In the second half of the schedule, Y-Hoops matched up with Oxford Hills, on Jan. 5 and 12, and came away with 32-22 and 27-22 victories. Area Youth Sports of Jay-Livermore took both games of a doubleheader, 30-19 and 14-12, on Feb. 2.

Placing second in the Western Maine Youth Basketball League, YHoops entered tournament play Feb. 8. In the first game of tournament action, AYS beat Wilton. YHoops followed that with a victory over Oxford Hills, 35-18.

In the final game, Y-Hoops emerged as league champions with a convincing 30-9 win over AYS.

In the postseason, the team participated in the Tiger Classic Tournament in Gardiner on Feb. 29 and March 1. Y-Hoops placed second in pool play, winning their quarterfinal game against Windham and losing in the semifinal to a team from Norridgewock.


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