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by Dustin Freeman posted 09/05/2018

 

 

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Katie vs Cancer 3v3 Tournament - April 14th
by Dustin Freeman posted 04/08/2018

 

Story: http://www.seacoastonline.com/special/20180412/katie-vs-cancer-basketball-community-rallies-for-whs-grad

 

 

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17U Boys Team Produces 6 All-State Selections
by Dustin Freeman posted 03/15/2018

All 6 healthy members of our 17U boys team who play in New Hampshire earned All State accolades this week. Portsmouth junior Alex Tavares was named 1st team. Dover junior Ty Vitko, Winnacunnet junior Jack Schaake, Portsmouth senior Cody Graham, and Spaulding junior Arie Breakfield were named 2nd team and Winnacunnet junior Ben Allen was an honorable mention selection!

These kids have worked hard, competed at the highest levels in the off season and are just accomplishing everything that they have been prepared to do. Proud of them all!

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#BucketList January 20-27th
by Dustin Freeman posted 01/29/2018

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Bucket List - January 15-19
by Dustin Freeman posted 01/19/2018

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#BucketList - January 4th-9th
by Dustin Freeman posted 01/11/2018


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Bucket List - 12/29-1/3
by Dustin Freeman posted 01/04/2018


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Winnacunnet Defeats Spaulding To Win Holiday Tournament
by posted 12/28/2017


 

 

Winnacunnet defeated Spaulding in a complete offensive and defensive effort from the Warriors, 74-61. Winnacunnet was led by NE Elite juniors Jack Schaake (20 points) and Ben Allen (17 points) and Spaulding was led by NE Elite junior Arie Breakfield (19 points). It was a fun night in the Oyster River tournament seeing so many close friends and AAU teammates go head to head.

Article: http://www.fosters.com/sports/20171228/warriors-74-red-raiders-61-whs-repeats-as-oyster-river-classic-champs

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Bucket List - 12/21 - 12/27
by Dustin Freeman posted 12/28/2017


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Martineau Scores 1,000
by Dustin Freeman posted 12/28/2017


 

 

Farmington Junior Katie Martineau scored her 1,000th point, just 5 games into her Junior year. For Martineau, scoring her 1,000th point was the culmination of a dream come true! Next up? 2,000 points and getting Famington to the State Final Four.

Article: http://www.fosters.com/sports/20171228/katie-martineau-joins-farmingtons-1000-point-club

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Bucket List - 12/19
by posted 12/19/2017


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Bucket List - 12/13-12/16
by Dustin Freeman posted 12/16/2017


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EIGHTEEN NE Elite Freshman Make Varsity Teams
by Dustin Freeman posted 12/07/2017

 

Freshman Taking Varsity Floor This Winter

 

When youth basketball players enter our program, they are held to a HIGH standard of discipline, accountability, and effort. We run this philosophy of basketball to help prepare our players to play beyond their years. A major goal each winter is to place freshman athletes onto their high school varsity teams. We talk all the time about "Not acting our age" on the floor. Communication, confidence, and composure are words that are constantly conveyed to our young kids. When you play beyond your age, you can make an impact at the highest levels of high school basketball. I am VERY proud of all 18 male and female athletes who will be taking the floor at the Varsity level this winter. Please get out and follow these athletes as they want and deserve your support!

Congrats to all athletes and have a great winter season! Put your school first and play for your town and community!

 

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Farmington's Martineau Nearing 1000 Points
by posted 12/07/2017

 

 

Farmington Junior Katie Martineau Nears 1,000 Points

 

Farmington Junior Katie Martineau is a perfectionist. She works on her shooting, ball handling, and finishing moves relentlessly and that has made her a true triple threat on the court. There isn't a better shooter in the State, but if you take away her shot? She will get by you with her ball handling and can finish with an assortment of moves. 

Exciting times for Katie and her Tiger teammates, as they should be a contender to play for a State Title this winter. Katie is a class act on and off the court. Very proud of the person and player she has become!

 

Article: http://www.fosters.com/sports/20171206/katie-martineau-at-forefront-of-tigers-hoop-resurgence

 

 

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8th Boys Finish 12th at AAU Division 1 Nationals
by Dustin Freeman posted 07/10/2017


 

8th Boys Finish 12th at Division 1 - AAU Nationals

 

 

The Northeast Elite 2021 Boys had one hell of a spring season. We brought home the 2017 NERR Super 16 Showcase, Finished 4th in New England in the final Zero Gravity Rankings, and then played our best basketball in the July. The boys took off for Orlando, FL on July 4th to play in the AAU National Championship against several of the best teams in the country and brought home an 12th place finish. The AAU Division 1 National tournament featured 49 teams that either won their State title or finished 2nd or 3rd in their State Tournament.

Our biggest win came over fully sponsored Texas Elite (Houston) 54-47 to win our pool and advance to the Final 24 of the Championship pool. With our win over Texas Elite, we received a bye to the the Sweet 16 where we faced Nike Team Swoop from Miami, Florida. In a game we controlled from start to finish, we made some bad decisions down the stretch and lost 47-46 as we coughed up a 42-38 lead with the ball and 2 minutes to play.

As heart breaking as our loss to Team Swoop was, we were still play for a top 10 finish in the National tournament and played one of the best 8th grade games I have witness vs ESBA Elite from West Virginia. Each team hit 4 threes in the 4th quarter, all to change the lead or tie the game, but an incredibly clutch play and steal by Payton Jones turned the tables and we were able to pull out an amazing 69-68 win.

We were down to the Final 12 teams in the country and faced a tough Kansas City Rising Stars program from Missouri. We controlled the first 3 quarters, building a 17-4 lead to start the game. The Stars were just too big and too athletic and their full court man to man press wore us down in the 4th quarter and we took a difficult 47-44 loss.

This was an incredible week for our kids and program. We played some excellent competition and were in several games that came down to the final minute. The experience was one our kids will never forget and one thet will cherish as long as they are playing and loving the game of basketball. We did some special things this week and were a couple possessions away from possibly competing for a National title.

 

 

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8th Boys Win NERR Super 16 Showcase
by Dustin Freeman posted 06/19/2017


 

 

The Northeast Elite 14U team won a "major" this weekend as they captured the 2017 NERR Super 16 Showcase title. To win such a Championship requires the Championship team to beat several of the best teams in the Northeast and that is exactly what our boys did. On Sunday, they had to run the gauntlet and win 4 games in 6 hours to win the title which showed the teams toughness and resolve to battle through fatigue and several top opponents.

Guard Payton Jones was outstanding all weekend. He played his best basketball in the biggest games. Guard Alex Neilson took 10 charges in 6 games and showed just how badley he wanted to win. Collectively, this was a team effort though, as all 9 healthy players made things happen on both ends of the court and played together as one unit.

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6th Grade Girls Black Finish # 2 in New England
by Dustin Freeman posted 06/15/2017


 

6th Girls Finish Spring Season As # 2 Ranked Team In New England

 

 

What an incredible spring of growth for our 6th grade girls team. They finished the spring season ranked # 2 in New England in what was largely an educational year. The competition was much more challenging and the things they were asked to do defensively will help them all play the game into their college years. A group that was new to the program and came from a 2-3 zone set up as 5th graders, this group bought into working incredibly hard to learn how to play legitimate man to man defense. We rotated, we helped, we hedged, we recovered, we stunted, and we did it all as a team. At times, running our offense was a challenge, but our defense ALWAYS kept us in games. 

This group has a bright future because of their commitment to the game and focused attitudes on wanting to get better. They play like a team and they play for each other. The talent this group possesses is special and if the distractions off the court don't distact the girls on the court?? The skies the limit.

What an excellent season for our 2023 girls! Special group of kids!

 

 

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8th Girls Ranked # 1 In New England To End Spring Season
by posted 06/15/2017


 

 

 

2021 Girls Finish The Spring Season Ranked # 1 in New England

 

The class of 2021 Girls finished their spring ranked as the # 1 team in New England with an impressive Spring that saw them finish with a  28-5 record. The girls had several strong performances against some of the top teams in the Northeast and beyond. We traveled into New York City and beat teams like New Heights (Harlem, NY) and battled with Adidas sponsored Castle Athletics down to the final possession. At the end of the spring, the bottomline was we never had a "poor tournament" and lost early in a weekend. We went 3-1 at the Adidas Spring Showcase and lost in the Zero Gravity National Finals, Final Four. This group's core has been together since 6th grade and the chemistry, toughness, team defense, and ability to make plays for ourselves and each other has improved every year. This group has a lot of great basketball ahead of them and this spring proved that the best is yet to come for these young ladies.

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Brewster Academy Wins 2017 National Prep Championship
by posted 03/09/2017


 

Northeast Elite Program Director and Head Coach Dustin Freeman brought home the 2017 National Prep Championship with his Brewster Academy team this past weekend. Freeman is in his 2nd year as an assistant coach for the Bobcats, who went 33-0 on their run to the National Title.

Brewster graduates stars Makai Ashton-Langford (UConn), Aaron Wheeler (Purdue), Thomas Allen (NC State), Michael Okauru (Florida), and Curtis Haywood III (Georgia Tech), but will have some key returners in Sidney Wilson Jr (Top 50 player in 2018), Lithuanian National team big man Lukas Kisunas (Top 100 player in 2018), and 6'11 big man Nate Roberts (Top 100 in 2018) all back to lead the charge for a repeat in 2017-2018. Wilson has offers from Syracuse, UConn, Louisville, Texas, and Memphis amongst others, while Kisunas has offers from Pittsburgh and Virginia and Roberts has offers from Syracuse, UConn, Washington, Wake Forest, and Indiana.

 

Article: http://www.newenglandrecruitingreport.com/news/perfect-national-championship

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Underwood Signs Letter of Intent With William and Mary
by posted 11/10/2016


 

 

Portsmouth High Senior, Libby Underwood, signed her letter of intent yesterday at the school. Libby will be receiving a full athletic scholarship at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. William and Mary is a Division 1 program in the Colonial Athletic Conference.

 

Here is the article her signing: http://www.seacoastonline.com/sports/20161109/college-hoop-signing-portsmouths-underwood-says-yes-to-tribe

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Class of 2019 Boys Featured in NH Notebook
by Dustin Freeman posted 09/05/2016


 

 

A great article on the success of our 2019 boys group has been posted on New Hampshire Notebook.

 

Article can be read here: http://www.nhnotebook.com/2016/09/nh-elite-9th-grade-team-makes-statement.html

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2017/2018 Girls Play For AAU National Championship
by posted 07/17/2014


 

 

Our 8th/9th grade girls played for the 2014 AAU Division 2 National Championship this afternoon in a tremendously high level game. The floor was filled with future full scholarship players and the intensity and defensive focus was imminent from the tip. Portsmouth freshman Libby Underwood and Heather Durand were tough all game, while Winnacunnet freshman Kaya Cadagan showed her all around game and versatility on both ends of the floor. Wells 2017 guard Natalie Thurber shot the ball tremendously all week long and made plays and got to the tim. The Wells sophomore to be will be a major impact player this winter. Exeter guard Lydia Peucker proved to be the toughest player in the tournament, battling MULTIPLE ankle sprains, but didn't miss a single game and was the glue to our team. Peucker is the best on ball defender and most team oriented player I have ever coached. Kelsey Coffey got comfortable in the semi finals, scoring 24 points while playing in her first tournament with our program. The Londonderry freshman who started for the Lancers in their State Championship run this winter shot the ball from all over the floor in the semi's and could not be contained. Taryn Lamber, Sadie Shore, and Erin Driscoll were excellent off the bench and brought a lot of fire and intensity in our tremendous run to the title game.

During our title run, we beat SEVERAL teams that beat us in 7th and 8th grade, which made this run even more memorable because we could tell just how far we have come.

What an amazing week for our girls. Memories that will last forever.

 

More photos below:

 

 

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