Monday, November 30, 2015

Laker’s Late Surge Results in Title

R4L Lakers-6th Grade Champions
This past weekend’s Thanksgiving Shootout in Dayton proved to be just that, a shootout, as Carlos Davis’ RFL Lakers were able to hold off Scott Bradley’s New Birth Warriors to claim a 35-34 victory in the 6th grade division finals. Entering the championship game with a 3-0 record, the Lakers raced out to an early 9-point lead. However, by halftime, the Columbus based Warriors had whittled the lead to only 4 points.  The start of the second half saw New Birth gain early momentum with their own 9-0 run; however, by midway through the second half the Warriors would be plagued by turnovers and missed point blank opportunities as the Lakers maintained their composure and went on to collect the 1-point win. Standout performers for the Lakers included Andre Simmons (5’1/P/SG/2022) who finished with a game-high 11 points and Justin Wympe (4’9/PG/2022) who added 8 points. New Birth was paced by Robert Dorsey (10 points), Drey Carter (8 points), and Alex Styles (4 points and 10 rebounds).   Congratulations to both teams for making the championship game.

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