|Metrolina Havoc-Battle of the Best Champs|
In NYBL news, the Metrolina Havoc 6th grade team won their 1st tournament of the 2013 AAU season at the Battle of the Best tournament held in Concord, NC at the Carolina Courts facility. The Havoc played up in the 7th grade division finishing 4-0 and defeating the Sharpshooters in the championship game by a score 49-41. Earlier wins were against QCAA Blue during the semi-finals, and pool wins against the CB Spiders and Asheville Stars. Standout players during the tournament included: Chandler Speight, Myles Pierre and Anthony Wright.
Speight had the hot hand from the 3 point line all tournament long as evidenced by his four 3’s in the Championship game. Myles Pierre dominated the game with his athleticism, inside play, rebounding and defensive presence. Anthony Wright, a sleeper, contributed very solidly off the bench by providing additional scoring in the post. Jalen Barr was his usual presence on the defensive end with numerous steals, ball pressures and his trademark lock down defense on the opposing team’s best players.