HoopZ and Uptown Package take home wins in second week of Athol area YMCA women’s basketball action

Staff Report
Published: 8/9/2018 10:31:04 PM
Modified: 8/9/2018 10:31:28 PM

ATHOL — The inaugural Athol Area YMCA recreational women’s basketball league held its second set of games on Wednesday, as Uptown Package defeated the Winchendon School 44-38 and Run Like the Winded defeated HoopZ, 52-46.

Uptown Package’s Kiley Cleveland led in scoring, with 21 points. Cassandra Boddie led HoopZ with 20 points, while Emily Beavis led the Winchendon School with 17 points and Jill Ninteau led Run Like the Winded with 11 points.

A late comeback thanks to baskets from Cleveland and Emily Casella (nine points) put Uptown Package in the lead for good after trailing by five points with five minutes left in the game.

Run Like the Winded and HoopZ had to use an overtime period to decide its winner. Jenna Whitaker netted two and Cassandra Boddie netted a three to take the game’s final lead. Ninteau put Run Like the Winded up by two points during overtime before Whitaker and Boddie sealed the game.


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