Sunday, May 1, 2011

16Us win tournament championship

The Eric Gordon 16-and-under All-Stars captured the first-ever EG All-Stars Classic on Sunday in Merrillville with a 74-64 win over the Northern Illinois Basketball Academy in the tournament finale.

No additional information is available for this game as individual scoring was not kept.

Congratulations to team members V.J. Beachem (Fort Wayne Harding), Devin Davis (Warren Central), Devin Dixon (Cathedral), David Hill (Cathedral), Zak Irvin (Hamilton Southeastern), Darius Latham (North Central), Basil Smotherman (Heritage Christian) and Zavier Turner (Pike).

The EG10 16-and-under squad was coached by Ryan Owens.  His assistants were Nick Reich, Jason Gardner, Matt Green and Candace Quinn. 

Reich won a 1A state championship as head coach of Indianapolis Metropolitan in 2011.  Gardner was named Indiana's Mr. Basketball in 1999 after leading North Central to a 4A state championship.

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