Dracut girls in fine national showing

The Visionary Basket Club’s 8th Grade Premier Pinnacle Team came in third place at the United States Junior Nationals Basketball Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The VBC team has players from the Merrimack Valley, including girls from Dracut, Wilmington and North Andover.

These young women played excellent basketball throughout the nationwide tournament, which featured more than 40 of our country’s top basketball squads, as wells as crews from Canada. VBC had wins over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Maryland as they went 6-0 before capturing another victory in the Elite 8 playoffs. The young women then advanced to the Final 4 where they put up a great effort in a hard fought loss to the eventual U.S. Junior National Champs. Congratulations girls on an excellent AAU season.

In front are Nirel Lougbo, Menel Lamadzema, Olivia Dziadyk, Fredi DeGulglielmo and Hannah Dziadyk. At rear are Meghan Carney, Olivia Nazaire, Coach Ushearnda Reyonlds, Mo Bede and Jennie Meagher.