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January 24-25 Tournament Recaps

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Check out our recaps on two awesome Wheelchair Basketball tournaments that took place last weekend:

Phoenix Wheelchair Suns 15th Annual Championship Division Basketball Roundup:
The Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns hosted the 15th Annual Championship Division Roundup Basketball Tournament January 25-16, 2014 in Phoenix Arizona.  Before the basketballs stopped bouncing Sunday afternoon, 24 games were played with most games being very competitive.  The scores are posted on the scoreboard on the NWBA website.

Teams attending with national January rankings were the 3rd ranked New York Knicks, 4th Austin Rec’ers, 5th University of Arizona Wildcats, 6th Golden State Road Warriors, 7th Utah Wheelin’ Jazz, 9th San Diego Sabers, 10th Albuquerque Kings, 12th Phoenix Banner Wheelchair Suns, 16th Las Vegas Silver Bandits, LA Clippers, and the Denver Rollin’ Nuggets.

The planning for 16th Annual Roundup Basketball Tournament is already underway to make this one of the best tournaments in the United States.  This tournament is always held the weekend before the NFL Super Bowl. We would like to thank all the teams that attended for their professionalism to make this a good experience for all teams attending.  We especially need to thank our volunteers because without them these tournaments do not happen.



Katie Kirlin Jr. Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Last weekend, Katie’s Komits hosted the Katie Kirklin Jr. Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Philadelphia. Open to Junior 10’ Division Team and Junior Prep Teams, all competition over the weekend was very exciting.

In the A division, after the round robin portion, Michigan was undefeated and there was a three-way tie for second with each team beating each other (Bennett, Tampa  Bay and Katies Komets). The tie was broken by point differential and that was +7, -2, and -5. After the semis, championship and consolation games the final standings stayed in the same order. Sportable Spoke played very well throughout the tournament as well.

The B division was very competitive also with 5 of the 6 round robin games decided by 6 or less points. The champion was Bennett Blazers with Katies Komets in 2nd. In the Prep Division there was only two teams, and Bennett came out ahead of Katies in the championship game.



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