Edgemont’s 4th-grade team, our youngest group of travel hoopsters, sieged Yorktown in a home-and-home series to start the new year. With the two wins, Edgemont improved to 4-3 at the midpoint of the season.
Solid defense in both games, combined with a strong effort on the boards, unleashed Edgemont’s “shock and awe” fast break which ultimately led to Yorktown’s surrender and retreat.
The team also showed great progress in the half-court offense with improved ball movement, an area of emphasis as the 4th-graders transition from the tough blacktop courts of Greenville and Seely Place to the hardwood floors of the Pantherdome.
At the charity stripe on Sunday, Edgemont sank an incredible 86%, a remarkable rate of accuracy for a 4th-grade squad.
In Saturday’s 39-13 win, Max Ho led with 16 points, followed by Avery Yee with 10. On Sunday, Cam Siegal paced Edgemont with 11, followed by Jacob Naya and Max Ho with 8 each, as Edgemont ran off with a 42-28 victory.
David Rosen led the way on the glass with 14 rebounds across both games, followed by Max Ho with 13, Wells Cunningham with 10, and Jacob Naya with 9.
The team returns to action at 12:15pm on Sunday at EHS against a tough Byram Hills A team.