As if. Most of us didn’t even get up that early. Besides....you show me a CAVS team (you can even pick the division) that scores 0 points in any game and I'll show you that I can fly, using my regular arms.
CAVS 12U pulled out all the stops this past weekend, June 10th – 12th, 2011 starting at 3:15pm on Saturday and indeed won the 13U Championship in the Edge Summer Jam National Invitational Tourney (Swoosh) on Sunday. Gosh, that name is long. I feel like abbreviating it a bit – the same way we all did with the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. We had ultimately narrowed that down to Benji B.…but who’s counting? From this point on, we will refer to the event as THE EDGE TOURNEY. Cool? Now...let’s begin.
Seriously...the new HAX location definitely has better parking options. Should you not want to shell out parking fees in addition to gas costs, tournament wristband fees, team player fees (for the tourney in the first place) and snack bar tuition ($3.00 for a miniscule hot dog slated to feed a gym FULL of endlessly-hungry growing athletes - really?) you can almost-for-certain find street parking.
CAVS 12U battled the 13U Laverne Stars in the Semi-Final Round game at 2:15pm and scored the victory, 42-22. This win placed them in the championship game at 4:15pm.
Interestingly enough, there were no “Cobras” listed on the pool/bracket list…..more typos, perhaps? Well, no matter what, CAVS 12U established early on in the championship game that it was not going to be easy for the Cobras to get anything done on the court.
(From L to R): Pearson Parker, Mike Irving III, Chasen Pender, Coach Michael Irving, Elijah Walker, Josh (Jeez...what is his last name???), Tyree Thompson, D.J. McDonald, Taj Regans (all in the back of the team trophy), Cameron "Big Cam" Townsend, Isaiah Roby, Coach Kris Walker, Brian "B-Devv" Devereaux and Coach Darryl McDonald.
Way to play UP this weekend!!! Also....big UPS to the Edge Basketball tourney hosts who were pleasant at the HAX entrance!