Francestown Elementary School students take to the hardwood

The Francestown Elementary School basketball team.

The Francestown Elementary School basketball team. —PHOTO BY BOB BITTERLI

Nesta Mitchell takes her shot.

Nesta Mitchell takes her shot. —PHOTO BY BOB BITTERLI

Third- and fourth-graders scrimmage.

Third- and fourth-graders scrimmage. —PHOTO BY BOB BITTERLI

Players warm up with a layup drill.

Players warm up with a layup drill. —PHOTO BY BOB BITTERLI

Published: 02-09-2024 2:45 PM

Modified: 02-09-2024 3:26 PM


The Francestown Elementary School basketball program, sponsored by the Francestown Recreation Commission, had 18 participants and recently concluded.

Students in kindergarten through second grade learned basic skills such as passing, dribbling and shooting, while third- and fourth-graders started to learn some basic plays.

All players demonstrated their skills in front of their friends and families on the final night of practice. The students in kindergarten through second grade demonstrated their skills by performing bounce pass and chest pass drills,  dribbling through a series of cones and shooting free throws at baskets of appropriate height. Third- and fourth-graders showed off their skills by playing a series of games.

The Recreation Commission honored their achievements with an awards ceremony topped off with a pizza party.

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