|OBC Solan Cage Classic Champions|
Ohio Basketball Club’s 8th grade squad finished 7-0 on their trek to the championship of the Solon Cage Classic. In route to the title, OBC took down Next Level (64-25), Cavemen (78-74), Pittsburgh Storm (66-56), and King James (46-53) in the championship game. Dwayne Cohill Jr. was named the tournament’s MVP. In the 7th grade division, the Ohio Hoopsters Warriors defeated GPU Steelrivers 58-48 to claim the title. The Mansfield Cavs-White defeated OBC Adidas Elite 66-57 to take the 6th grade championship. In the 5th grade division, Team Adidas got by Hard Work Basketball 43-31 in the championship game.
In the 7th grade division of the Bearcat Classic in Cincinnati last weekend, SMAC Showtime downed SWO Elite (62-48) in the championship game to take home the gold. The game was a revenge game of sorts, as SWO Elite defeated SMAC at the Buckeye Prep Invitational 1 week earlier.
In addition to the above-mentioned tournaments, several of Ohio’s top 8th grade squads participated in Lee Brones’ 2014 Gator Romp in the Swamp tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. This invite only tournament featured some of the top ranked 8th grades teams in the country, including Team Penny, Kentucky Gators, Georgia United Elite and Team Ramey. The Shinning Stars, Ohio Hoopsters and Buckeye Prep represented the Buckeye State in this prestigious tournament, and although none of the Ohio based teams took home the gold, they more than competed and they all represented the state well.