NORWICH – The Norwich Purple Tornado Boys Basketball team celebrated its end of 2022-2023 season banquet over the weekend, where individual awards were handed out and lasting memories of the season were shared. The team also honored its four seniors; Kaleb Turner, Damien Kane, Jerell Stokes, and Anthony Ragonese for the final time.
Norwich had some fond memories this season with winning the UV Holiday Basketball Tournament with wins over Greene and neighbors Sherburne-Earlville. They also picked up crucial wins over Sus Valley and Vestal towards the end of the season, but just missed Sectionals.
A Norwich team that can only come back stronger next season and will have to do so without Turner, Kane, Stokes, and Ragonese.
Congratulations to the everyone and good luck to the seniors.
The award winners, voted on by teammates:
Jerell Stokes- Most Valuable Player and Athletic Achievement Award
Colin Olds- Best Defensive Player
Kaleb Turner- Senior Leadership and Kurt Beyer Student Athlete Award
Jerome Palen-Most Improved
Carmello Ithier- Purple Pride Award
Other Senior Awards:
Damien Kane-Tornado Pride Award
Anthony Ragonese-Tornado Persistence Award
Team- 75 % of roster had GPA of 90.03