Clinton Magazine Summer 2022 | Page 9

Little Queens reign on the court

Clinton couple grow girls basketball feeder program by jenna blount

Scott Levine ’ s excitement is contagious .

He recalls the intensity of a basketball tournament in which the team he ’ s been coaching for the past four years , Clinton ’ s Little Queens , was playing .
The game was in double-overtime . One of the girls on the team got ahold of the ball and , in a last-ditch , “ Hail Mary ” effort , chucked it at the hoop . The ball went in .
Clinton third-grade Bella Steiner , left , handles the ball during a Little Queens ’ competition . Submitted photo

“ These two are revolutionary . [ Scott and Christina ]”

- Clinton High School Girls Basketball Head Coach Cathy Marx

All the Little Queens watching the end of the game from the benches screamed , jumped up and rushed onto the court to celebrate . These teammates could have been out wandering around the concessions , but they instead were present and in support of the rest of their team . This behavior is a representation of the family-like culture that Scott and his wife , Christina , have worked hard to cultivate in the Little Queens program .
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