Mercer Island sixth graders win Cold Turkey tourney | Sports briefs
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
November 30, 2011 · Updated 11:56 AM
The Mercer Island sixth grade girls select basketball team won it's second Newport Cold Turkey basketball tournament held during Thanksgiving weekend.
The team, coached by James "LJ" Johnson, beat Auburn-Riverside and Issaquah early in the tournament. The team faced Skyline in the semifinals, and after a early lead, Skyline closed the gap but the Islanders held on for the win.
The title game was against Newport, which the Islanders won 38-25. It's the second straight Cold Turkey tournament win for the team.
The team includes: Claire Mansfield, Annie Medlock, Aolani Calderon, Kelly Behrbaum, Macy Mounger, Ali Kimball, Katie Brodsky, Tessa Guerra, Jessie Stenberg and Maeve Akins.
Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at email@example.com or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.