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Welcome to the official Website of the Birch Tree High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team. This is your best on-line source for Leaf Basketball. We tell you everything you need to know and want to know about the Leaf Players, coaches and opponents.

This site is made possible by a group of Birch Tree businesses and organizations that support Leaf Boys Basketball and Interscholastic Sports. You'll find information about our sponsors throughout this Web site. We urge you to support these local businesses because they support our team and our school.


Season Update

The 2004-2005 Birch Tree Varsity Boys Basketball team is what some would like to call “re-born” this year. Last year's team finished off their season with a record below 500 and didn’t even make it to sectional play. With the sectional tournament just around the corner, the Leafs have a solid record of 9-3. This upcoming week, the boys will face off against some tough teams: Maple and Gainsville. The 2004 captains of the varsity squad are seniors Chris Mitchell and Dave Thomas. Obviously these guys are doing a great job preparing their team for these games, and it shows strongly in their impressive record. Coach Malone, stated that this year’s team is one of the “BEST” he’s ever had the privilege of coaching. After the guys lost to the Fishermen last week, one of the Killer Leaf star players, Justin Granell, was interviewed by the Gazette and commented how that will be the last loss of the season because they need to win ever remaining game to clearly take the division.

Granell Drvies!
Granell Drvies!

The Leafs Fall to The Fishermen on Late Bucket

Birch Tree, NY -- In a battle for first the Birch Tree boys varsity basketball team lost a close game to St. John Fishermen high school, 67-65 this evening at Birch Tree. The Fishermen’s Sean O'Brien made a running jumper from 10 feet out with 4.6 seconds to play to give St. John the win. The loss drops Birch Tree into second place in the conference.

The first half went back and forth as the lead exchanged hands six different times. Birch Tree enjoyed their biggest lead of the half when Chris Mitchell made one of two free throws after being …


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