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"Around the NWBA" - Junior Division Tournaments

01/27/2020, 4:45pm CST
By Rebekah Markovitz

The Junior Division saw lots of action on the court this past weekend hosting three tournaments.

The Junior Division saw lots of action on the court this past weekend hosting three tournaments. The three tournaments include: the 2020 Junior Division Regional Qualifier, the BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam, and the 22nd Annual Katie Kirlin Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. 

2020 Junior Division Regional Qualifier

Six Prep teams and seven Varsity teams participated in the Junior Division Regional Qualifier hosted by Turnstone. The seven varsity teams fought for a qualifying spot at the NWBA Toyota Varsity National Championships. Teams that qualified will be specified in January's Junior Division Power Rankings announcement to be released before the end of the month. 

The results are as follows: 

BlazeSports Big Peach Slam Jam

Ten Prep teams and twelve Varsity teams battled it out for first place at the Big Peach Slam Jam hosted by BlazeSports America last weekend. 

The BlazeSports Junior Prep team beat Lakeshore 20-16 to win the tournament and Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets - purple edged out New York 34-32 to take third place. On the varsity side, the WASA Bucks won 62-45 against Houston TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels in the championship game and BlazeSports - red won 68-57 over Cincinnati for third place. 

The following All-Tournament awards were recognized: 

All-Tournament Team Prep:

MVP: Jackson Horne – Lakeshore Sharks

Pool A All-Tournament Prep Team:

Cameron Gunter, BlazeSports Atlanta Jr. Hawks

Sebastian Milan, New York Rolling Fury

Sadie Asher, Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets-Purple

Adam Smith, Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets-Purple

Zane Goodwin, Lakeshore Sharks

Pool B All-Tournament Prep Team:

Hudson Tucker, Roger C. Peace Rollin Tigers

Jesus Rios – Fort Lauderdale Junior Sharks

Ashton Knowles – Brooks Bullsharks

Daniel Phillips – Brooks Bullsharks

Jayson Patterson – Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets-Teal

Lottie Hunsberger – Mississippi Wheelcats

All-Tournament Team Varsity

MVP – Peter Berry, Houston TIRR

All-Tournament Team

Colin Lancaster – BlazeSports Atlanta Red

Bailey Moody – BlazeSports Atlanta Red

Jonah Daniels – Lakeshore Lakers

Darian Ross – UAH Lakers

Angel Romero – Rancho Halos

Evan Oberst – WASA Jr. Bucks

Daniel Clements – RHI Racers

Alex Higeford – Cincinnati Dragons

Moina Paulus – WASA Jr. Bucks

Kerwin Haake – Cincinnati Dragons

Photos in the graphic courtesy of Tom Kiel

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