Buffalo Island Central West Mustangs have good season

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Buffalo Island Central West fourth grade basketball team are, from left: Front -- Adrian Lopez and Shane Thompson. Middle -- Kyle Reed, Dax Hurst, Zach Guiltner. Back -- Jared Shirley, Jake Jones, Trey DePriest, Tanner Watson. Coaches -- Robbie Shirley, Nick Birdno, D.J. Hill. Not pictured - Dalton Murphy. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

The fourth grade Buffalo Island Central West Mustangs finished their basketball season with a 20-7 record. They were third in the conference and runner-up in the conference tournament held in Caraway. They also received runner-up in the Raider Classic Tournament in Jonesboro.

The team is coached by Robbie Shirley, D.J. Hill and Nick Birdno.

"We had a great year," Coach Shirley said. "The boys were well mannered. We appreciate the team members, their parents, and the community for supporting us throughout the year."

Shirley and Hill have coached together for five years.

"This is the first year we have received a trophy," Shirley said.

All of the BIC West teams, fourth through the sixth grade, collected money to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. Some of the team members and coaches went to the Ronald McDonald House to deliver donations of food and money. Team members then attended a Grizzly game in Memphis.

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