The Mass Huskies, an AAU girls basketball team based primarily in the MetroWest, traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 17U U.S. Junior National Championships. The team, made up primarily of ninth graders, played in a pool of all 10th-grade teams. After winning five pool games against teams from around the country, the team went on to win in the semifinal game against a team from Ohio to advance to the finals. The Huskies then beat the Pennsylvania Comets to win the national championship.