Newcastle boys are basketball tournament champs

Newcastle defeats Loomis in close game
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Newcastle Elementary School defeated No. 2 seeded Loomis Grammar School 56-54 on Feb. 23 to win the 7th Grade Boys Newcastle Sierra Foothills Basketball Tournament. With 30 seconds remaining in the game, Gian Luca DiLorenzo scored a basket to give Newcastle a 53-52 lead. Collin Mitchell, tournament MVP, scored his 20th game point on a free throw to end the game. Andrew Dahlin and Tyler Lipsmeyer were named All-Tournament players for Newcastle. Loomis' Zack LaBar, who scored 29 points in the final game, and Steve Smith were also All-Tourney winners. Third-place Penryn Elementary's Trevor Pestochini and Skylar Rand, Franklin Elementary's John Kreiger, H. Clarke Power's Steve O'Neil and Foresthill's Patrick Miles also made All-Tourney. Courtesy to the Loomis News