In the 8th grade division of Ohio Youth Basketball's Dayton Metro Tournament this past weekend, the Columbus-based VCC Warriors went 5-0 on their way to the tournament title. In the championship game, the Warriors easily got by Dayton Metro (77-49) to collect the hardware. The leading scorer in the championship game was Dantz Walton who finished with a team-high 18 points and 5 rebounds. Right behind Walton in scoring was Jordan Kinchen (12 pts & 2 stls), Houston Smith (12 points), Matthew Moyer (11 pts & 9 rbs), Seth Towns (10 points), Hayden Audsley (8 pts & 8 rbs), Tyrell Carter (6 pts) and Tyus Ferguson (4 steals). The Warriors are coached by former Ohio State coach Dave Spiller, former Ohio State player Brian Brown and Fred Moyer.
U-14 All-Ohio Elite continued their hot spring with a big time win at the Bill Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam at the Spiece Fieldhouse in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. After going 2-0 in pool play, All-Ohio Elite ran off 4 more wins against the Michigan Titans, MBA Select, Mac Irvin Fire and Speice Gym Rats-Strine to claim the championship. Team Lima Black was cruising along undefeated until they ran into the Speice Gym Rats-Strine in the quarter-finals, and All-Ohio Red lost in the same round to Speice Hustle. In the junior-to-be division, All-Ohio Red lost in the championship game to the Louisville Magic. The Ohio Basketball Club was downed by The Family in the semi-finals of the senior division, and All-Ohio Red lost to the same team but one round earlier.
|Jerrantae McCombs & Deonte Lesperance|
One of the best games I've seen all spring featured a 6th grade match up between Ed Lyshe's Buckeye Prep squad and the Dayton Pilots at the Dayton Metro Tournament. Not only did the game include multiple ties and lead changes, but it took 2 overtime periods to produce a winner. In the end, the Dayton Pilots would out last Buckeye Prep to get the 54-52 win. The leading scorers for the Pilots were Deonte Lesperance (5'4 SG Huber Heights) who finished with 16 points and Jerrantae McCombs (6'2 C from Huber Heights) who added 13 points. Buckeye Prep was paced by Kristian Pachac (16) and Chase Rankin (10). Pictures. In the 6th grade championship game, Dayton Metro beat the Ohio Tar Hills for the title.
|6th Grade King James Shooting Stars|
Congratulations to the 6th grade King James Shooting Stars for winning the championship of TNBA's All-American Cage Classic at Garfield Heights HS in Cleveland. Finishing the tourney 6-0, with wins over Elite Skills Navy and Murphy AC; King James defeated Mr. Basketball Acadamy by about 20 points in the final game to claim the championship. Some of the standouts for King James included Yael Hill and Nico Cagliuso (sp?). Congratulations to Coach Trevon Chesney, Phalon Ferguson and the players and fans for taking home the gold! In the 7th grade division of the same tournament, TNBA West Red defeated Murphy AC in the chmpionship game, and The Sho handled Murphy AC Kalish to take the 8th grade crown. For the final results in all of the divisions, vist the TNBA website.