Wareham kids sink their shots at free throw competition

Jan 20, 2019

More than a dozen sharpshooters showed off their skills at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Jan. 20 in the Gleason Family YMCA.

While everyone received a certificate of recognition, only five contestants are eligible to move on to the next level of competition.

These players won both their respective age groups and the Wareham district, qualifying them for regionals.

Wareham’s Father Francis Grogan Council 15280 sponsored the local competition.

“It’s probably one my favorite events to host,” said Knights of Columbus District Deputy Alan Colins. “It’s all about the youth and getting the kids together to share their talents. I think it builds a lot of character.”

The participant with the most free throws was 12 year-old Ajay Lopes of Wareham, who sunk 18 out of 25 baskets.

There were a total of 15 participants in the competition that was open to kids between the ages of 9 and 14.

The next round of the competition will take place March 16 at Sacred Heart High School in Kingston. Contestants who advance from that round may go on to finals at Boston College.

Winners of Wareham’s competition are: Romeo Trezon, 9, of Onset; Brett McNamara, 10, of Onset; Amare Rose, 11, of Wareham; Ajay Lopes, 12, of Wareham; Brady Lee, 13, of Mattapoisett.