Algoma University’s U13 Jr. Thunderbirds Boys’ Basketball team claimed silver this past weekend at the Michigan U.S.S.A. Super Regional Championship Basketball Tournament held at Morey Courts in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The Jr. Thunderbirds rebounded from a first game loss to win four straight to reach the championship final.
After dominating the first half and leading by 5 points at half, the Jr. Thunderbirds could not hold off a late game comeback by the Saginaw Booker Ballers and lost the gold medal game 56-48.
The U13 team consists of Jacob Pedinelli, , Matthew Orr, Tristian Roth, Lucas Pacione, Michael Nolan, Sean Newman, Ethan Pedinelli, Joshua Battisti, Joey Ruscio, Jackson Naccarato, Alexzander Mazzuca, and Michael Girardi. The team is coached by Head Coach Dr. Dino Mazzuca and Assistant Coaches Concetta Mazzuca and Mercedes Mazzuca.