North Court Netters make mark at 2009 AYBT National Tournament

North Court Netters’ fourth-grade team of (front, l–r) Shelby Nelson, Kaitlyn Geers, Kassidy Heeringa, Meredith Harkema, Leah Ferguson; (back) Assistant Coach Bob O’Brien, Kelsey Krueger, Jessie Mengyan, Libby O’Brien, Paige Mortensen, McKenna Carlson, and Head Coach Scott Carlson are crowned G4-5 Div. III national champions of the AYBT National Tournament.

North Court Netters’ fourth-grade team of (front, l–r) Shelby Nelson, Kaitlyn Geers, Kassidy Heeringa, Meredith Harkema, Leah Ferguson; (back) Assistant Coach Bob O’Brien, Kelsey Krueger, Jessie Mengyan, Libby O’Brien, Paige Mortensen, McKenna Carlson, and Head Coach Scott Carlson are crowned G4-5 Div. III national champions of the AYBT National Tournament.

Two North Court Netters basketball teams attended the 2009 American Youth Basketball TOUR (AYBT) National Tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind., and both returned with trophies. The fourth-grade team was crowned G4-5 Division III national champions after defeating Findlay’s Future 24-17 in the championship tournament final. The sixth-grade team finished runner-up in G6 Division II after losing the championship final to the Michigan Monarchs.

AYBT is a summer, grade-based, youth basketball organization. The AYBT National Tournament was held July 18-21. 2009, and included AYBT teams from throughout the Midwest.

North Court Netters is a nonprofit basketball club supporting youth basketball in Rockford and its surrounding communities.

North Court Netters’ sixth-grade team of (front, l–r) Kyliegh Egnatuk, Bailey Freeland, Mary Stoll, Meghan Datema; (back) Head Coach Scott Carlson, Kendra Dryer, Brandi Boehm, Janae Atwood, and Kendal Carlson (Justine Wolter not pictured) earn G6 Div. II runner-up honors

North Court Netters’ sixth-grade team of (front, l–r) Kyliegh Egnatuk, Bailey Freeland, Mary Stoll, Meghan Datema; (back) Head Coach Scott Carlson, Kendra Dryer, Brandi Boehm, Janae Atwood, and Kendal Carlson (Justine Wolter not pictured) earn G6 Div. II runner-up honors

For more information, please contact Scott Carlson at (616) 443-9134 or Bob O’Brien at (616) 831-1783.

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