Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Team Teague Takes Title at Indiana Tourney

Team Teague 2023-Gym Rats MLK Classic Champions
Josh Helvie’s 2023 Team Teague squad added to their list of tournament titles with a 59-51 win over the North Coast Blue Chips (NCBC) in the championship game of the Gym Rats MLK Classic Tournament in Fort Wayne, IN. on Sunday.  In front of another standing room only crowd at Speice Fieldhouse, Team Teague raced out to a 9-0 lead to start the first half.  Later in the opening period, Team Teague had extended the lead to 32-12, and was up by about 12 points at the break.

As great teams do, about midway through the second half, NCBC mounted a serious run that did not end until the Team Teague lead was cut to only 3 points.  Team Teague would later run the lead back to double digits on their way to victory.  Although Team Teague’s success was attributed to a “collective effort,” Coach Josh Helvie highlighted the play of Reid Shepard (5’4/PG/2023/KY), Mike Davis (5’4/PG/2023/IL), Jeff Pinkston (5’11/C/2023/IN) as key contributors. Wesley Yates’ (5’6/SG/2023/TX) 5 treys were big for NCBC.  These 2 teams seem to always battle when they take the same court.  We can only hope for a match up at the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament April 1-3rd.  Congrats to both teams for making the finals and playing such a great game!

1 comment:

  1. Jeffrey is my nephew.....he got his skills honestly (gene's)