Middle school basketball teams conclude successful seasons
By Kevin Hotary - Staff Writer
Salem - posted Tue., Feb. 28, 2012
“That was a gut-wrenching loss, the worst loss of my career,” said Chris Pugliese, the coach of the Salem Middle School girls’ basketball team. His team went undefeated throughout the season, until the championship game. “Nothing was going right in the final,” said Pugliese, and his team ended up losing, 27–25 to Sterling Middle School, bringing a great season to a somewhat bittersweet end.
On the boys' side, Roland Trailor ended his tenure as coach by taking a mostly inexperienced team and leading them to a 7–6 record, leading Trailor to say that it was “at least for me, the best season that I’ve ever had.”
Members of the girls’ basketball team: Marlene Anderson, Madison Bell, Haley Birch, Olivia Blais, Alexis Burgess, Kaylie Crosby, Katie Durkee, Theresa Durkee, MacKenzie Fergueson, Kaiya Henson, Allison Luck, Alexandra Marsh, Nicole Marsh, Isabelle Moore, Anne Quevreaux, Kaihley Rafferty, Jalen Thompson and Olivia Tolley.
Members of the boys’ basketball team: Joshua Allen, Justin Allen, Joe Andrews, Ben Bennett, Kyle Bobowicz, Damion Cerminara, Cooper Dupuis, Kyle Erickson, Michael Esposito, Nicholas Esposito, Dalton Franco, Travis Franco, Nick Ghirardi, Fares Hashem, Sam Highman, Jack Hughes, Ricardo Kearse, Anthony Lee, Ryan Len, Devin McGownan, Alex Moore, Ben Morrow, Ryan Noe, Tucker Oloski, Nate Orsini, Sam Pimentel, Alex Smith, Michael Trailor and Spencer Winakor.