The Championship II Tournament Recap
Open Gym Premier, American Sport Center
This weekend our teams were given the opportunity to play in the Championship II Tournament hosted by Open Gym Premier. Our players have been working extremely hard and it showed. Throughout the tournament, each team showed great energy and improvement.
The Magic Elite 11U went 2-2 overall. The team showed great improvement in their skill set and team play. They moved the ball around exceptionally and were able to convert good defense into easy offense. Our last two games were much more competitive. These games gave us the opportunity to be challenged by fast and aggressive teams. Our team fell behind early but rallied back. The key takeaway for our 11U was the importance of having great shot selection.
Player Spotlight: Tyler H. Tyler brought a lot of energy and grit to the court for his first tournament with the team.
The tournament pool for our 12U was great for our first tournament back. Overall, our 12U team went 3-1.On Saturday our boys went 2-0 with great team play. We saw both zone and man defense and did exceptionally well distributing the ball and getting everyone involved. Defensively, we were able to get out and pressure the other teams which lead to easy transition points. On the last day of the tournament we faced a lot of adversity and lost by 9 to the team that won the championship. Throughout this game our boys showed a lot of heart and tenacity fighting back when down double digits. The team showed the ability to execute and get stops when we needed it. The key takeaway for our 12U is the importance of playing at our own pace and executing.
Player Spotlight: Matthew D. Matthew accepted and met the challenge of controlling our pace and getting us into our offense.
Our 14Us were challenged with a mixed tournament pool. Overall, they went 2-2. They won their first game with great team execution and ball movement. The second game was a tough loss to an aggressive and energetic team. Sunday, our boys lost to the championship team but put up a good fight. The best part of the weekend was their final game which was a rematch with the team from Saturday that beat them. Our boys stepped on the court ready to handle business armed with adjustments from their coaches. The boys were able to get a big win and show that they could bounce back and execute.
Player Spotlight: Ryan W. Ryan did a great job offensively, put himself where we needed him, and made good decisions. He also took the role of defending the other team’s best player.