Sports

April 12, 2013

Fort Huachuca’s Mavericks finish undefeated

The Fort Huachuca Mavericks won the junior division basketball championship April 5. Pictured are (front) Nick Molina; (kneeling from left) Sabrina Pierre, Sean Cumberbatch, Sarafin Carabello, Jalen Anderson and Kerric Brown; (standing from left) coach Omar Pierre, DJ Waterford, coach Daneen Ward, Grant Ward and Joseph Branderhost.

The Mavericks, one of the three Fort Huachuca junior division basketball teams, closed out the season undefeated on April 5 at Joyce Clark Middle School in Sierra Vista.

Playing against the Sierra Vista Grizzlies, the Mavericks won the championship game with a final score of 59-40.

Omar Pierre, the Fort Huachuca Garrison S1, volunteered his time as the team coach. He has coached on Fort Huachuca for the last four years but had originally planned to take this year off. However, after many requests from multiple parents, Pierre formed the last minute team right before the season began.

The team is made up of eight boys and one girl, ages 11-13, and all but one of the players attends Colonel Smith Middle School on post. In previous years, Pierre had coached four of the current players.

They practiced twice a week and games were held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, consuming a large amount of time but, their hard work paid off.

“Our biggest highlight was winning the championship after going through the season untouched,” Pierre said. “Most of our victories were 20 plus points.”

When asked why he thought the season went so well, he replied “It was the team concept. There is no “I” in team and that was the big thing. I really think that we are all one team. In order to be elite, you have to play together … no one was above anyone or left out. It was always for the benefit of the team.”

To celebrate their successful season, an end-of-season party was held at Pizza Hut Bistro in Sierra Vista, Mar. 23. Each player was given a participation plaque provided by the Fort Huachuca Youth Sports and Fitness program. After the championship game, Jack King, Sierra Vista Leisure Services sports coordinator, presented each player with a trophy, and gave the coach a team trophy as well.

Fort Huachuca’s junior and senior basketball divisions are competitive. The purpose is to prepare the players for higher-level organized sports. For more information about Fort Huachuca’s Youth Sports and Fitness program, call 533.0711.




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