Phoenix Mercury Women's Regional Tournament, February 15-16, Phoenix, AZ
This women’s tournament featured top teams that were hoping to qualify for nationals. All games were competitive and exciting, with the University of Arizona overcoming a 10-point deficit against the Lady Rolling Nuggets to make it to the championship game.
First team all-tournament performer, Courtney Ryan from the University of Arizona comments on her team’s success, “I am very proud of my teammates for the energy and cohesion that everyone brought to the games. Every member contributed to offense and defense, exhibiting teamwork with every push and every pass. I am very proud of the way we performed from the coaching staff to the players. We are all excited to be finishing the season in Kentucky at nationals.”
Championship Game: U of AZ vs Phoenix Mercury
3rd - Dallas Lady Mavericks
4th - Lady Rolling Nuggets
5th - LWSRA
6th - Seattle Sonics
7th – ParaSports
First All Tournament
Jennifer Chew - Lady Rolling Nuggets
Christina Schwab - Lady Rolling Nuggets
Jennifer Ruddle - Phoenix Mercury
Courtney Ryan - University of Arizona
Andrea Woodson - Smith - Dallas Lady Mavericks
Second All Tournament
Mariah Alexander - University of Arizona
Kaitlyn Verfuerth - Phoenix Mercury
Emily Hoskins - Phoenix Mercury
Natalie Schneider - Lady Rolling Nuggets
Mikila Salazar - ParaSports
Sportsmanship Award - Eve Hampton from Seattle Sonics (to be presented at NWBA Championship Game by the NWBA)
4th Annual Duke City Classic, February 22-23, Albuquerque, NM
The Albuquerque Kings hosted a competitive championship division tournament with appearances by the Denver Rolling Nuggets, Las Vegas Silver Bandits, University of Arizona Wildcats and Oklahoma City MAPVA Chargers/Thunder.
Denver Rolling Nuggets (54) vs. Las Vegas Silver Bandits (68)
University of Arizona Wildcats (59) vs. Albuquerque Kings (49)
Denver Rolling Nuggets (59) vs. Oklahoma City MAPVA Chargers/Thunder (72)
Las Vegas Silver Bandits (80) vs. Albuquerque Kings (73) OT
University of Arizona Wildcats (71) vs. Oklahoma City MAPVA Chargers/Thunder (48)
Denver Rolling Nuggets (56) vs. Albuquerque Kings (61)
University of Arizona Wildcats (83) vs. Las Vegas Silver Bandits(60)
Oklahoma City MAPVA Chargers/Thunder (56) vs. Las Vegas Silver Bandits (73)
University of Arizona Wildcats (74) vs. Denver Rolling Nuggets (41)
Albuquerque Kings (64) vs. Oklahoma City MAPVA Chargers/Thunder (59)
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Orlando Magic Wheels 3rd Annual All Star Tournament, February 22-23, Orlando, FL
The Orlando Magic Wheels played host to Division III and Championship Division teams.
It was a great Tournament in Orlando Florida with Championship and
Division III teams meeting to decide who will win 1st place in each
division for the Orlando Magic Wheels 3rd Annual All Star Tournament.
In the Division III games there were eight teams participating in a double
elimination pool play event. The eight teams were Ft. Lauderdale Sharks,
Jacksonville Brooks Ballers, Lakeshore Storm, Orlando Magic Wheels, Puerto
Rico, Shepherd Stealers, Sunrise Suns, and Tampa Bay Strong Dogs.
All teams played three games on Saturday the 22nd of February to a full
house of spectators. Many games were quite intense and came down to the
last few minutes. On Sunday the play-offs began, and found the top three
teams that would get the trophies. In third place was the Puerto Rican
National Team who played Jacksonville Brooks Ballers. In second place were
the Ft. Lauderdale Sharks, and the champions were the Tampa Bay Strong
Congratulations to all the teams who participated. It was a great weekend
of competition and camaraderie. Thank you also to all of our supporters:
Orange County Parks and Recreation, Harper Family Charitable Foundation,
and Subway to name a few. Next year will be bigger and better, hope to see
you all there.
The Tournament of Champions, February 22, Frankfort IL
The tournament of Champions hosted 10’ JV and Prep divisions.
1st Place Rolling Falcons
2nd Place Skyhawks
3rd Place Jr. Bulls
4th Place Wave
1st Place Skyhawks
2nd Place Falcons
3rd Place Wave
4th Place Jr. Bulls
Justin Hillman (left) and Romero Sortor (right) show of their hardware after claiming first place in the JV division at their last home tournament.
The Place Rolling Falcons won first place in the JV division!