Stamford Youngtimers Concludes Girls Basketball Season With Super Sunday

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The Allyson Rioux Memorial Foundation team won the Senior Division championship in the Stamford Youngtimers Basketball League.
The Allyson Rioux Memorial Foundation team won the Senior Division championship in the Stamford Youngtimers Basketball League. Photo Credit: Contributed
Meghan Lavelle, left,  of Tibbetts, Keating & Butler won the Allyson Rioux Sportsmanship Award. She is with members of the Rioux family.
Meghan Lavelle, left, of Tibbetts, Keating & Butler won the Allyson Rioux Sportsmanship Award. She is with members of the Rioux family. Photo Credit: Contributed
Theresa Lupinacci won the Allyson Rioux  Sportsmanship Award in the Stamford Youngtimers  Junior Division.
Theresa Lupinacci won the Allyson Rioux Sportsmanship Award in the Stamford Youngtimers Junior Division. Photo Credit: Contributed
Jenna Farro won the Senior Skills Competition free throw championship.
Jenna Farro won the Senior Skills Competition free throw championship. Photo Credit: Contributed
Heather Fraioli won the Senior Division speed dribbling championship.
Heather Fraioli won the Senior Division speed dribbling championship. Photo Credit: Contributed
Charlie Karukas won the Junior Division free throw championship in the Stamford Youngtimers League.
Charlie Karukas won the Junior Division free throw championship in the Stamford Youngtimers League. Photo Credit: Contributed
Kaleha Morgan captured the 3-point contest championship in the Senior Skills championship.
Kaleha Morgan captured the 3-point contest championship in the Senior Skills championship. Photo Credit: Contributed
Jessica Nelson collected the speed dribbling championship in the Junior Skills competition.
Jessica Nelson collected the speed dribbling championship in the Junior Skills competition. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Youngtimers Basketball League held its annual “Super Sunday” activities at Westhill High School on March 9. “Super Sunday” features the House League Championship Games as well as skills competitions in an effort to celebrate the entire winter season.

In the Senior Division, Allyson Rioux Memorial Foundation upended Contractors Supply, 23-16, to capture the League Championship. Kaleha Morgan dominated for Rioux with 15 points while Andrea O’Conner chipped in with six. Alissa Lauture posted eight points for Contractors.

Stamford Peace captured the Junior League Championship with a 21-9 win over Good Dreams Daycare. Julia Conforti scored 13 points, including 11 in the second half, to help Peace close out an undefeated season. Peyton Hackett added four points for the champions. Jessica Nelson tallied three points for Good Dreams.

In the Seniors Skills Competition, Morgan captured the 3-point contest championship while teammate Jenna Farro of Allyson Rioux took home the free throw contest title. Heather Fraioli of the Youngtimers 8th Grade Travel Team ran her way to the speed dribbling championship. In the Junior Skills, Nelson collected the speed dribbling championship while Charlie Karukas of Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara collected the free throw shooting championship.

The Starters Division was showcased at the annual "Futures Game" which features the league's fourth graders moving up and playing on 10-foot baskets. A total of 28 girls participated in an contest, which gave all the parents and fans an inside look at the talent rising into the Junior Division next year.

In one of the most special moments of "Super Sunday," the Youngtimers organization awards the Allyson Rioux Sportsmanship Award to a special young lady from both the Senior and Junior Division. The Rioux family comes to “Super Sunday” each year to present the award, which is named in honor of Allyson Rioux, one of Stamford’s greatest high school athletes who died at a young age from cancer.

This year, Meaghan Lavelle of Tibbetts, Keating & Butler earned the award in the Senior Division while First American Title’s Theresa Lupinacci collected the honor in the Junior Division. Both girls exemplified the spirit of Allyson Rioux with their teamwork, sportsmanship and character throughout the Youngtimers season.

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