DIS Osprey basketball teams wrap up season!

Four Daniel Island School basketball teams made it to the playoffs this year – the fifth grade boys, sixth grade girls, seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys! Coaches for the fifth grade boys and sixth grade girls provide season summaries below, followed by individual player awards. Be sure to check out next week’s issue of The Daniel Island News for season wrap-ups and awards for the sixth grade boys, seventh grade girls, seventh grade boys, and eighth grade boys.


The fifth Grade Boys ended their amazing 10-2 season with a tough two point loss in the championship vs. Stiles Point. However, of equal or even greater importance, they won the Academic Achievement Award (#1 out of 26 schools) for the highest collective GPA. Only under the stewardship of Coach Casey Kellerman and Coach Chris Gregory, who preached the team concept of EAST (effort, attitude, sportsmanship, teamwork), were these Ospreys able to soar to such heights. – Coach Chris Gregory


Although the sixth grade girls’ team started the season with a dismal 0-4 record, they won seven of their last eight regular season games and won their first playoff game by (wo)manhandling Ashley Hall, who had defeated them 13-7 in the second game of the year. At halftime, the girls clung to a 3-2 lead, but they turned on the pressure in the second half, outscoring their opponent 9-2, for a final margin of 14-4. That led to a semifinal contest against Palmetto Christian, with their 11-1 regular season record. Although the 23-7 score appears quite lopsided, you could not tell by looking at the Ospreys’ determination to the final seconds. Congratulations to each one of the 6th grade girls for their hard work and belief in themselves! The coaches and parents were SO PROUD of you all year! – Coach Steve Reed



MVP – Banks Butler

Defensive Player of the Year – Kolten Kellermann

Offensive Player of the Year – Carter Gregory

Most Improved – Gannon Barton

All Conference – Noah Blinkoff and Banks Butler

All Academic – Charlie Helms


MVP: Bridgit Fei

Defensive player of the year: Kelsey Kiefer

Offensive player of the year: Hannah Rosato

Most improved: Beatrice Rosato

All Conference: Grace Ward and Summer DelVallee

All Academic: Lexi Lordi

Coach’s Award: Nini Clarke, Carolyn Braswell, and Abby Comer

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