|VIDEO: 6th grade Wayne PAL takes championship, beats Hackensack|
The Wayne PAL 6th-grade team finished off a big weekend with a victory in the championship game of the PAL's March Madness tournament. With a big run in the first half, the PAL pulled away from Hackensack and went on to win 68-57.
A crazy three-pointer by J.P. Lemchak triggered a 16-0 run for Wayne, giving them a lead they would never relinquish. Jake Belli had another strong game for Wayne, pumping in 32 points to lead his team to victory.
Pulast Thaker had 11 points for Wayne, while Lemchak scored nine points and Jason Sanfilippo had eight.
The Wayne PAL went unbeaten in four games over the course of the weekend. It was the only Wayne team to capture a championship in this year's March Madness boys' basketball tournament.
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