Courtesy photo/Kevin PatanoThe Spartans closed out their 2012-2013 season undefeated with their Feb. 13 41-32 win over the Littleton Lumberjacks. The
Courtesy photo/Kevin Patano The Spartans closed out their 2012-2013 season undefeated with their Feb. 13 41-32 win over the Littleton Lumberjacks. The Spartans are the 7th-8th grade Nashoba Valley Youth Basketball League Champions. The Spartans are shown here. From the left in the front row are Marcus Mathis, Brandon Tedford, Timothy Holmes, and Jacob Miska. In the second row from the left are Brendon Vasquez, Michael Kelly, Ryan Fillebrown, Alex Patano, and Adam Basma. In the third row starting from the left are the coaches Paul Fillebrown, Chris Patano, David Suavita, and Kevin Patano. (Courtesy photo)

AYER -- The Ayer-Shirley Spartans closed out their season with a championship win Wednesday night over the Littleton Lumberjacks, 41-32. With the win, the Spartans cinched their seventh-eighth grade boys Nashoba Valley Youth Basketball League 2012-2013 championship division.

Co-coach Kevin Patano said, "We are very proud of the boys. They finished off a terrific undefeated season."

The Spartans were 9-0 in the regular season, and earned three more wins in the playoffs.

-- MARY E. ARATA