The Rock Solid AAU girls’ 8th grade team recently qualified for the 8th grade National Championships to be held in Orlando, FL.
The girls recently won the AAU Super Regional held in Bethlehem. The team finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record.
They were down in the last couple of minutes in both the semi-final game and the championship game. In the semi-final game the girls rallied back to tie the game and won in overtime. In the final game, the ladies took their first lead with 17 seconds left and they handled the ball extremely well to hang on to win the championship game, 51-50.
Picture from left to right, first row, Talia Szatkowski (Dallas Area), Gabbie Volpetti (Dallas Area), Lydia Lawson (Good Shepherd), and Ali Barber (Pittston Area); second row, Coach Amy Buzinski, Erin Schmidt (Pittston Area), Alexis Lewis (Wyoming Valley West), Alana Wilson (St. Jude’s), Kayla Hons (St. Jude’s) and Coach Kathy Healey.