Kevin Jackson’s 6th & 7th grade Murphy AC squads both finished 7-0 on their way to championships of the Solon Cage Classic in Cleveland. Approximately 27-30 teams competed in the 3 middle school divisions, and the sites included Garfield Heights High and Middle Schools, Streetsboro and Independence High School.
In pool play, the 7th grade unit downed Mr. Basketball (69-20), DB Hoops (56-26), and Mrie Swag (62-28). Once in bracket play, Murphy defeated Rise High (20-56), Pittsburgh Flight (55-13), King James (60-64) and Caveman-Carmody (66-65) in the championship game by 2 points on a buzzer beater. Tyler Golphin was named MVP, while Jerry Higgins, Yeal Hill and Tyree Harris all made the All-Tournament Team. Word has it the King James’ Jordan Coovert was an absolute stud the entire weekend.
|Murphy AC-6th Grade Champions|
Murphy’s 6th grade team had similar success, finishing 7-0 on their trek to the title. The younger team defeated TNBA West (31-22), Western PA Wildcats (34-29), BSA (45-9), Cleveland Heights Tigers (21-45), Truth Basketball (46-25), Ohio Hoopsters (47-37) and the Pittsburgh Storm (46-31). Alfonse Hale was selected as the MVP, and Tevin Jackson, Justin Smith and Josiah Hitchens made the All-Tournament Team. Congratulations to both teams!