Published on October 15, 2014
ASA 7th Black takes home ASA Fall Ball Championship
After a tough road to the finals, ASA 7th Black walked away with it's first tournament championship of the Fall season. In game 1, ASA 7 cruised past Mass Premier, taking the victory 61-26. In Game 2, things got very interesting, as they faced off against ASA 7th White team. It was close at half 27-21, but ASA 7 Black rolled in the second half winning 50-31. The championship was a nail-biter, it was a close one all the way through. In the last minutes of the game, ASA took advantage of their good shooting, and knocked down clutch shots to win the championship 37-35 over a solid Rise Above 7th Grade team. Congratulations to the ASA 7 Black team on representing this weekend!
Player of the Tournament: Russell Campbell
Russell took over from the get-go, slashing to the hoop, knocking down threes, and rebounding relentlessly. Russell always shows up to play, but this weekend in particular he was dominating all over the court. Russell not only took over when needed, but he was a great team player as well, helping on D, and always making the extra pass for the open shot.
ASA 7th West represents for the other side of ASA this weekend
ASA West is still a brand new program, but this team does not play like it. They have great team chemistry, running their read and react offense with ease. In game 1, they handedly beat the Boston Warriors 48-34. In game 2, they lost to Rise Above 7, who ended up taking second place, losing to ASA 7th Black in the championship. Rise Above’s height was just too much for ASA West. In the final game of the tournament, ASA West played an evenly matched ASA Black team. In a tough fought game, ASA West stole the victory 49-36. It was close all the way through until the end, both teams leaving everything on the floor.
Player of the Tournament: Bobby Sommers
Bobby plays on two of our three ASA 7th grade teams. This kid always plays 110%. Rebounding, defense, three pointers, slashing to the hoop, Bobby does it all and he does it every game. Its been awesome watching him improve.
ASA 7th White gives strong effort in ASA Fall Ball Tournament
This team is the definition of speed and athleticism. They have fast, and good ball handling guards, and big ferocious big men. In this weekend’s tournament they finished 4th place, facing two tough ASA teams on their journey. In Game 1, they beat Mass Premier 53-26, doing whatever they wanted all game. They outrebounded, and pushed the pace all game. In game 2, they played the champions ASA 7th White. It was a tough fought game, but they walked away with a loss to a very skilled, and very strong ASA team. In the game for 3rd place, they had to face ASA West 7. Again, it was close all game, but ASA West took a big lead in the second half and made it tough to climb back. They lost by 13, but never gave up along the way.
Player of the Tournament: John Shore
John shot the lights out this weekend. In one game, he hit three straight three-pointers, back-to-back-to-back. He was virtually unstoppable in that game, and finished with 15 points. He was always lined up against the opposing team’s best guards, and faired very well on defense, using his quick hands to get steals in passing lanes. John is always improving, a coach can’t ask for more.
ASA West 8th fights till the end
ASA West 8th played hard this weekend, taking home 4th place in a very tough 8th grade division. In game 1, ASA West’s defense was just too strong for the Middlesex Hawks, taking home the victory 58-46. Their full court press was relentless, leading to a 12-2 run to start the second half. In game 2, ASA West lost a very close one to the Boston Warriors team, losing 66-61. In game 3, ASA West lost to eventual 8th grade champions, the Hock Valley Panthers, 68-40. ASA 8-West learned a great deal this weekend, and will take these lessons as a valuable expereince.
Player of the Tournament: Jeff Hunter
Jeff played amazing this weekend. His three point shooting was on point, along with his relentless defense. At one point, he had 12 straight points, knocking down shot after shot, he really has a knack for finding open spots to shoot. His lefty stroke was too much for opposing defenses. Not to mention, his long arms causing opposing teams issues all over the court. Jeff has improved every time he steps on the court.