|New Birth Warriors-6th Grade Champions|
On Monday, Scott Bradley’s New Birth Warriors defeated Dayton Salvation Army 59-31 to claim the championship of the Dayton Airmen MLK tourney. Although the Warriors had been the team that routinely sprinted out to an early lead, Salvation Army flipped the script as they raced to an early 11-0 lead. At that point, Jaidon Lipscomb got on another role and led the Warriors to a win on the strength of a 30 point explosion. Behind Lipscomb in scoring was Jordan Mitchell with 20 points, while Jerome Francis II contributed 15 assists and 12 rebounds.
For the record, New Birth soundly defeated Team Dayton 71-18 in the semi-finals. The leading scores were Jordan Mitchell (22), Jaidon Lipscomb (20) and Jerome Francis II (13) and JoJo Fulcher (11). According to Coach Bradley, MVP co-honors go to Jordan Mitchell who averaged 21.7 points per game and Jaiden Lipscomb who averaged 22.5 points per game. Congratulations to Coach Bradley and the New Birth Warriors.
Finally, the Dayton Airmen defeated the Dakota Swish to calm the 5th grade crown, while Mary Queen of Peace got by Imagine School for the 7th grade title. Congratulations to Coach Powell and his staff for another quality event this year!