The NLBC continued it’s strong start to the 2014 season by dominating the competition at the FOCUS MLK Tournament last weekend. The NLBC 13u Black team won the Gold Division Championship by defeating OC Premier, while the 14u Green team picked-up their 1st tournament championship beating South Bay Basketball in the finals. The NLBC 13u Green team went 2-1 and lost a close semi-final game while the NLBC 12u Black team went undefeated in the Sunday shootout. The 11u Black team continued it’s recent success by rolling the competition in the 5th grade division and losing a tough game in the championship against Pacific Elite. Overall, the NLBC went 15-2 on the weekend and picked up two more championships! congrats to all of the teams and coaches!
The Newport Lightning Basketball Club continued its dominance in big tournaments this fall by winning the SGV Aloha Classic Gold Division last weekend in Anaheim.
The NLBC 11U/Fifth-grade team beat Impact, SNU Showtime and Baseline To Baseline in pool play to advance into the semifinals where it beat a game Jr. Hoops team to get back into the finals.
Once again the NLBC boys faced SNU Showtime, who played a great game against the NLBC, but the Lightning prevailed with a 38-26 victory, capping a great weekend of hoops.
The team features: Vanis Buckholz, Asher Hamilton, Adam Garza, Luke Barnes, Tommy Griffin, Hunter Schimmelpfennig, Levi Darrow, Austin Clark and Tyler Li. The team is coached by Jeff Hamilton and Joe Schimmelpfennig.
The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 11u Black team continued it’s hot streak last weekend winning the Gold Division Championships of the Jr Hoops Season Kick-Off Classic beating Rebels, Dominators, Prodigy and MOC Magic in the Championship Game to take home the gold!
The 11u Elite Division featured 8 teams (Rising Stars of America, NLBC, Open Gym, San Diego Sabers, LA Bobcats, Slam N Jam, ESP Stars, and RSM Titans). Four teams stood out from the pack: Runner-Up NLBC (3-1), San Diego Sabers (2-1), ESP Stars (2-1) and Champion LA Bobcats (4-0). Runner-Up NLBC continued their recent hot streak and are showing well for Orange County, CA. San Diego Sabers proved to be a strong contender out of San Diego and will be a team to look-out for when we we release the San Diego rankings. ESP Stars and LA Bobcats demonstrated their LA toughness and appear to be Top 10 West Coast contenders this coming season.
Newport Lightning Home Gym:
Sage Hill School Gymnasium
20402 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, CA 92657