BATON ROUGE — The Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Baton Rouge’s fourth-grade girls basketball team celebrated an undefeated season recently.
The team went 12-0, including 4-0, on the way to winning the St. Jean Vianney Tournament. The team beat its opponents by an average of 10 points per game.
“We had the most unselfish team in the league. These girls loved to play together,” said coach Brian Nizzo. “There was never any bickering about playing time, who was scoring the most, or anything that you might expect from a 4th-grade team. These girls just got it. They understood how to play the game the right way. They did everything we asked them to do. Each girl understood their role on the team and embraced that role for the benefit of the team, and ultimately, that’s what I believe made us so successful this year.“
Nizzo said three players scored over 25 points this season, two players scored over 50, and one over 90 points. Every player on the team scored this season.
The team was among several MBS teams honored at the school’s fall sports banquet on Nov. 15.
“I want to credit our team’s parents,” Nizzo said. “After being involved as a coach and parent in youth sports over the past 15 years, I know that a player’s mentality is very often influenced by what they hear at home. So, I know that Natalie (Burr) and I appreciate the parents’ support and positive influence over their girls away from the court, which in turn allowed them to perform their best on the court.”
- Lucy Nizzo
- Jaiden Aucon
- Marilyn Schexnaildre
- Addison Crochet
- Gaby Otalora
- Maggie Larriviere
- Amelia Bourg
- Sofia Gonzalez
Head Coach: Brian Nizzo
Asst. Coach: Natalie Burr