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Is Summer Really Over? Croton Crowns Champions

L–R: Evan Blachman, MVP Asher Jungreis, and Dom DeRosa

The summer officially came to an end on Thursday, November 29, in the Croton Basketball Summer League Championship Game, between the undefeated Lobos and 7–1 Girl Scouts.

From the opening tip, Lobos started things off strong, playing tough defense and hitting over 50% of their shots from the field. The game looked like it was going to be a blowout after Lobos took a quick 8-point lead seven minutes into the game. The Girl Scouts replied with tough play of their own and mounted a big comeback.

By halftime, the Girl Scouts held an amazing 6-point lead. When these two teams met in the regular season, Girl Scouts also held a commanding halftime lead of 9 points before the Lobos took control in the second half and ended up walking away with a 7-point victory. You can tell that the Lobos remembered that and came out with new confidence in the second half.

On the first possession of the second half, League MVP Asher Jungreis stole the ball from his cousin Dovid Jungreis of the Girl Scouts and scored a quick 2 points to get the Lobos rolling. The Lobos took quick command of the game after that and held a small lead going into the final five minutes. From there the game was locked in a bucket-for-bucket battle for the next few minutes. With under 2:30 left in the game, Chaim Abramson of the Lobos made two timely 3-pointers and a layup to put the Lobos up by 9, and they never looked back. Clutch free-throw shooting by the Lobos made a last attempted comeback by the Girl Scouts fall short, and the result was a 67-64 Lobos victory and the championship. Not a bad way to close out the summer and a perfect season for the Lobos.

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