Friday, May 29, 2009

Inside The MDC 14 And Under Division: Who's #1?

Is LI Lightning Our New #1?

The 14 and Under division at the MDC was very serious. This bracket also contained some of the top players in the country. Here’s a breakdown of what happened and how performed well.

Who’s Really #1?

The Basketball Spotlight rankings are due soon and we might have a traffic jam for the 14U top spot. Team Nelson defeated LI Lightning in AC and won the Grand Finale. Peacemakers defeated Team Nelson in AC in route to winning the Showcase and LI Lightning just defeated the Peacemakers to win the MDC. I guess it will really come down to the Peacemakers and the Lightning because both teams recently won their respective AAU Regional Championships.

DC Assault Coach Applies Discipline

Early reports at the MDC had DC Assault 14’s smacking teams in pool play. They won their first two games by 30 points or more. Then on Saturday night that had an alleged in-house incident which caused the coach to bench a few of his better players for the last pool game. DC Assault ended up losing their final game and didn’t make the semifinals but more importantly these kids were taught a life lesson by their coach. During this time when winning is everything it was good to see someone still has some morals in this game.

Basketball Spotlight MDC All Tournament Team
Joshua Doughty (LI Lightning)- Mr. Memorial Day
Jason Boswell (LI Lightning)
John Severe (LI Lightning)
Semaj Reed (Peacemakers)
Jabril Chandler (Peacemakers)
Shafeek Taylor (Peacemakers)
Aaron McGlawn (Peacemakers)
Fuquan McDonald (KBR Fliers)
Rasoul Holland (KBR Fliers)
Evan Hubbard (KBR Fliers)