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Eastchester Area Youth Basketball Players Join Minutemen

The Minutemen eight-graders have won two of their first three game this spring.
The Minutemen eight-graders have won two of their first three game this spring. Photo Credit: Donald Gunther

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. - The Tuckahoe-based Children Understanding Cultural Differences youth basketball program has joined the Amateur Athletic Union Minutemen to form an eighth grade boys team.

C.U.C.D. founder and coach Donald Gunther said the collaboration was meant to help his youngsters, who hail from Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Eastchester.

"After winning the eight-grade championship at House of Sports (in Ardsley) we were asked to bring the boys and play AAU as Minutemen," Gunther said. "Some of the boys and bunch of new kids round up our team." The Minutemen roster has players from Yorktown, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, Bronxville, Rye, Mamaroneck , Bronx, Scarsdale and White Plains.

"I am coaching along with my assistants David Roberson, Darryl Taylor and Rob Criz Sr.," Gunther said. "The team will give me an opportunity to give the boys an experience to play tougher competition as they approach their junior varsity and varsity teams next season."

The MinuteMen won two of their first three games and will be competing Saturday and Sunday in the Chase The Game Tournament and at the House of Sports I-95 Showdown on May 3 to 5.

The Minutemen are: Jack Moore and Kol Lewis (Rye Neck Middle School), Rob Criz, Jr. (Mamaroneck M.S.), Daniel Steele, Jr. (White Plains M.S.), Shane Montague (Yorktown M.S.), Zachary Tucker (Bronxville M.S.), Isaiah Gunther and Jamon Murray (Tuckahoe M.S.), Jason Anello and Luke Elson (Eastchester M.S.), Justyn Rogers (Fieldston School), Elijah Buchanan (Mt. St. Michael Academy) and Daniel Aklog (Rye Country Day).

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