A pair of teams from the basketball powerhouse Westlake area showed that the future of basketball in Texas is in their backyards. The 5th Grade Westlake Hoopsters led by the youngest of the Carlton boys Colton, dominated pool play to set up a instant classic championship against a very big Houston Total Package team. At first the size seemed to be a problem for the guard heavy Westlake Hoopsters team, but with great shooting and precise passing the Hoopsters when pull away and keep the Excel cup in Austin. In the 6th Grade division Westlake Hoops would follow in their neighbors footsteps by capturing the Excel Cup with a championship over a tough and athletic Waco Elite group
The ATX Youth Academy Knights led by KJ Adams showed why they are considered one of the best 7th grade groups in Texas with dominant play from every position. Coach Mike Robertson has a gem in this group and he showcased it to the captive audience in Austin running away with three large victories or way to the championship.
In the Silver 8th Grade Division the Temple Flyers were determined to take a Excel Cup away from from the Austin area. The Flyers led by star Mason Magnum have been on a run of late winning their past three Excel Events and Sunday would not be any different despite a very strong showing by a very talented Texas Warriors team.
The Purple 6/7th Grade girls came down to a match up we have seen in many of our past events between the Texas Elite and Austin Vipers. With both teams rolling with two victories in pool play it set up a championship rematch with both teams beating each other in past championships. On Sunday though led by Natalie Curtis, Texas Elite would dominate from beginning to end going one up in a rivalry we will enjoy all Spring and Summer.
Other Sunday Austin Championships: GOLD DIVISION CHAMPIONS Austin FTV /RUNNER-UPS Cedar Park Timberwolves, RED DIVISION CHAMPIONS Mo City Ballers/ Runner-ups ATX Force
Sunday San Antonio Championships: GREEN DIVISION CHAMPIONS San Antonio Rebels/ RUNNER-UPS San Antonio HD Toros, CRIMSON DIVISION CHAMPIONS San Antonio Venom/RUNNER-UPS San Antonio Blue Devils, GOLD DIVISION CHAMPIONS San Antonio Thunder/ RUNNER-UPS San Antonio Wizards Johnathon, ORANGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS HD Toros/ RUNNER-UPS Boerne Bears, LAVENDER DIVISION CHAMPIONS San Antonio Tarheels/ RUNNER-UPS SA Mystic Knights, BLUE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Next Level Raiders/RUNNER-UPS San Antonio Venom, LILAC CHAMPIONS Somerset Hoopstars/RUNNER-UPS Next Level Raiders, SILVER NATIONAL CHAMPIONS San Antonio Blue Devils Palma/RUNNER-UPS Schertz Cowboys, and BRONZE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Texas Titans/RUNNER-UPS San Antonio Mules.
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