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Week In Review (Feb. 12-18)

02/20/2018, 1:00pm CST
By Pasha Zolfaghari

Eastern Conference Championships (Feb. 16-18)

The Bennett Blazers hosted the Eastern Conference Championships from February 16-18, 2018. The tournament took place at the Bennett Gym, located at 3835 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD.

For more information, please contact Event Director Gerry Herman at 443-923-7844 or hermang@kennedykrieger.org.

 

Connecticut President’s Day Weekend Basketball Tournament (Feb. 17-18)

The Hospital for Special Care hosted the Connecticut President’s Day Weekend Basketball Tournament from February 17-18, 2018. The tournament took place at the Hospital for Special Care Research & Education Center, located at 370 Osgood Avenue, New Britain, CT.

The Connecticut Spokebenders of Meridan, CT won the tournament by defeating the Brockton Celtics of Raynham, MA 44-28 in the championship game.

The individual awards were won by the following players:

MVP: Josh Rodriguez of the Connecticut Spokebenders

Sportsmanship Award: Carissa Stoltzfus of the Chapter 126 CT Rolling Suns- Women

All-Tournament Team

Eric Veilleux of the Connecticut Spokebenders

John Michalko of the Rochester Wheels

David Deas of the Brooklyn Nets

Errol Samuels of the Brooklyn Nets

 

For more information, please contact Event Director Carlos Quiles at 860-827-1958 or c316los@aol.com.

 

Orlando Magic 7th All-Star Invitational (Feb. 17-18)

The Harper Family Charitable Foundation hosted the Orlando Magic 7th All-Star Invitational from February 17-18, 2018. The tournament took place at the West Orange Recreational Center, located at 309 S. Crown Point Rd, Winder Garden, FL. The tournament involved pool play, followed by a single-elimination format.

The Charlotte Rollin’ Hornets of Cornelius, NC won the tournament by beating the Sheperd Stealers of Atlanta, GA in the championship game. The Hornets had a hot start in the first half and gained a sizeable lead before the Stealers were able claw their way back in the second half. After a highly contested fourth quarter, the Hornets were able to hit two free throws at the end of the game to win 52-49.

In the third-place game, the LWSRA Hawks of New Lenox, IL defeated the Brooks Ballers of Jacksonville, FL with a final score of 38-36.

For more information, please contact Event Director Joyce Prakke at 321-689-6014 and joyceprakke@gmail.com.

 

Las Vegas YUCCAS DII & DIII at UNLV (Feb. 17-18)

The City of Las Vegas and Paralympic Sports Club of Las Vegas hosted the Las Vegas YUCCAS DII & DIII at UNLV from February 17-18, 2018. The tournament took place at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, located at 4505 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV.

Los Angeles dominated the Adult Division II pool of the tournament, with the LA Hotwheels and Los Angeles Clippers Chairmen of Los Angeles, CA both going undefeated with a record of 4-0. The Rancho Renegades of Downey, CA finished with a record of 2-2, which gave them the second-best record in their pool.

In the Adult Division III pool, the Phoenix Banner Suns of Phoenix, AZ dominated the tournament by finishing with a record of 4-0 and winning their games by an average margin of 27.5 points. The Mary Free Bed Rolling Drive of Grand Rapids, MI went 3-1, which was the second-best record in their pool.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Foster at 702-229-4796 or jfoster@lasvegasnevada.gov.

 

MV Raptors Double Header (Feb. 18)

Miami Valley Adaptive Sports hosted the MV Raptors Double Header on February 18, 2018. The tournament took place at the Payne Recreation Center, located at 3800 Main St., Dayton, OH.

The double header was played  between the Miami Valley Raptors – DII of Xenia, OH and the Cincinnati Royals – DII of Cincinnati, OH. The Royals won both games by double digits. 

Jake Counts scored the most points for the Royals and Nate Knowles scored the most points for the Raptors in both games. 

For more information, please contact Event Director Greg Johnson at 937-416-6159 or gregfj156@gmail.com.

 

Edinboro University at Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers Double Header (Feb. 18)

Edinboro University of Edinboro, PA faced the Cleveland Wheelchair Cavaliers of Cleveland, OH in a double header on Sunday, February 18, 2018. They played their first game at 12:30 PM CST and their second game at 2:30 PM CST. The games took place in Cleveland, Ohio.

 

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