THE SIXTH-GRADE boys’ basketball team won the 2023 Fundamental Hoops Thanksgiving Tournament Championship title to start off their season on a great note. Team members are (kneeling, l-r): Jace Dunn, Nate Downey, Cory Palmaccio, Ethan Sharp and Colin Hannan; (standing, l-r): Coach Mark Farmer, Brayden Turcott, Owen Quinn, Caleb Wulff, Ryan Farmer and Coach Mike Quinn. Missing from photo: Tim Quinn. (Courtesy Photo)


NORTH READING — The North Reading 6th grade boys’ basketball team brought home the crown and finished as Fundamental Hoops Thanksgiving Tournament Champions during the November break.

The team finished the tournament 3-1, losing a close first game to Peabody, but then followed with wins over North Andover, Methuen and a resounding 56-38 win over Marblehead in the championship game.

The team will attempt to carry this momentum into the regular season that kicks off December 2 against Swampscott.