BRATTLEBORO >> America's Team, which is made up of eight high school basketball players from Vermont, went 1-2 during a recent trip to England.
"The trip was phenomenal, to say the least. We saw the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, took a trip on the London Eye and learned to play cricket. We were there when history was made, voting to leave the European Union," said America's Team coach Terry Merrow.
Leland & Gray's Caroline Tietz, Jessie Stockwell and Merrow represented this area. Also playing for the 802 were Whitchester's Phoebe Parrish, Jessica Audy of Mill River, Halle Coloutti of Fair Haven, West Rutland's Brooke Raiche and Julia May, and Windsor's Ashley Wilcox.
"All in all, it was truly an unbelievable experience that we will have forever," noted coach Merrow. "Our girls represented the USA and Vermont as goodwill ambassadors with integrity and pride. These eight girls were very respectful to the London culture and I was honored to have been associated with them."
America's Team defeated London Select 56-50. That was sandwiched by a 91-38 loss to the reigning high school national champions and a 75-58 loss to the high school runner-ups.