|Jerome Francis III- Averaged a triple double|
Scott Bradley’s 6th grade New Birth Warriors squad got off to a great start to their winter basketball season with a championship run at Kingdom Sports Center’s Thanksgiving Classic in south Dayton last weekend.
According to Coach Bradley, the Warriors fought back a hard charging Lakota Pride squad to claim a 47-40 victory in the championship game. Although New Birth raced out to a 15 point lead, foul trouble forced Jordan Mitchell to the bench. While Mitchell was out, a Joey Edmonds led Lakota made a serious run. Despite the heroic effort by Edmonds and the Lakota bigs, New Birth held on for the win.
|Jaiden Lipscomb-Scoring leader w/ 16.5 ppg|
In the semi-finals, the Warriors defeated the Dayton Swish for the second time in the tournament with an easy 57-19 victory. Because he averaged a triple double over 4 games, Pickerington’s Jerome Francis III was the tournament’s unofficial MVP. The Warriors were led in scoring by Jaiden Lipscomb (16.5 ppg), Jordan Mitchell (16.2 ppg) and Francis (13 ppg). Congrats to Coach Bradley and the Warriors on their victory.