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Pittsfield-based AAU Team Finishes Successful Season

The Pittsfield "Squad" varsity AAU team completed a successful season this season that saw the squad go 29-6 overall and win three tournaments.

The team reached the finals of six tourneys, beating teams from Syracuse, Albany and Westchester County, N.Y., along the way.

Highlights included an overtime win over a Syracuse squad in the finals of the varsity division at the Springfield, Mass., "Father's Day Classic." The Squad also won the varsity division of the Adidas Powered 3.0 "War on the Floor" tournament in New York. 

The team was coached by Michael Balcom with help from Ahna Balcom. 

Players included Tyler Rhoden, Derrick Rowland Jr. and Mike Reith of Albany, N.Y.; Drury's Kareen Beckett and Nick Trombley; Taconic's Shaquille Ardrey, Charles Davis, Hunter Smead and Mike Taylor; Pittsfield High's Feeko Adopo; St. Joe's Reilly Balcom; and Lenox's Trevor Hathaway and Bailey Patella. 

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