Navigant captures NPYBA’s Junior Division title

Navigant captures NPYBA’s Junior Division title

Navigant Credit Union captured the North Providence Youth Basketball Association’s Junior Division championship last Thursday night at Birchwood Middle School by posting a 42-36 victory over Innovative Plumbing in the third and deciding game of their best-of-three title series. The members of the team are, in front from left, Alex Ciotti, Jayce Edmonds, Anthony Lanni, Matthew Destefanis, Jaylen Edmonds, and Tony Abed; in back, Conner Lewis, James Dufault, Jason Doucette, coach Jeff Acciaioli, Jordan Tobin, Jabari Edmonds, Robbie Clayton, coach Eddie Ciotti, and Will Gavin.
Champions net 42-36 victory over Innovative Plumbing in deciding game of best-of-three series

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Navigant Credit Union captured the North Providence Youth Basketball Association’s Junior Division championship in thrilling fashion last Thursday night by posting an entertaining 42-36 victory over Innovative Plumbing in the third and deciding game of their best-of-three title series at Birchwood Middle School.

With the score tied at 22-22 at halftime, Navigant outscored Innovative by an 11-2 count in the third quarter, with Jordan Tobin scoring five of the points and eventually leading the winners with a game-high 19 points. Innovative did its best to come back in the final quarter, but Navigant iced the game and the title with free throws from Tobin, Wil Gavin, and Jaylen Edmonds.

Conner Lewis also scored six points for Navigant, which also received strong defensive games from James Dufualt, Jason Doucette and Jabari Edmonds. Innovative was led by Ryan Pallotta’s 12 points and Larry Gallioux’s 10.

In last week’s series opener, Navigant posted a 54-42 victory that saw Jabari Edmonds score a game-high 19 points and Jaylen Edmonds add 16. Pallotta scored 11 points to lead Innovative and and Mike Ficocelli added 10.

But in the following game, Innovative evened the series with a convincing 50-35 victory that was led by a strong offensive performance from Gallioux and the outside shooting of Dylan Medeiros.

Navigant, which tied for second place during the regular season and had lost all three of its regular-season meetings with Innovative, wrapped up its season with a 16-6 record. Innovative concluded its winter with a 19-3 mark.