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Schilling Farms wins Blue Streak Invitational

By Courtney Ellett

Special to The Independent

The SchillingFarmsMiddle School boys’ varsity basketball team, led by Coach Toby Taylor, recently won the eighth-grade division at the annual Blue Streak Invitational Tournament.

This year’s event, the single largest fundraiser supporting St. LouisChurch’s Youth Group mission trips to Catholic Heart Work Camps and the Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, included four days of play, five gyms, 171 games and 1,110 players.

“I am very proud of my team, and it’s good for the guys to see the fruits of their hard work,” Taylor said. “It was definitely a team effort with all the players doing their part in order for us to win. We hope to build on this success as we head into the home stretch of our season.”

This was Taylor’s first time participating in the tournament, and Schilling Farms beat St. Dominic 60-39 for the championship.

SFMS players Ryan Boyce and Jalen Lynn were two of the tournament’s standout players. Boyce was named Most Valuable Player, and Lynn was named to the All-Tournament Team.

“I think our team worked harder before this game,” Lynn said.

Lynn, 13, is a fan of The University of Memphis and wants to thank Taylor for his confidence in the team. Boyce said he is also grateful to his coach and everyone who was involved in their success.

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Back row, from left, are Coach Norris Langford, Jaylon Saulsberry, Mason Gross, Takori Rooks, Christian Williams, Josh Mariencheck, Ryan Boyce, Denver Thompson and Coach Toby Taylor. Front row, from left, are Jalen Lynn, Julian Shelton, Jake Peterson, Reagan Ballard, Chad Stetson, Kyle Colswick, Zack Perrin and Trelin Bailey.

He is a fan of Kevin Durant and was surprised to be named MVP.

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