For a 2nd time running, the Eagles headed down to the Spooky Nook Sports to attend Zero Gravity’s basketball tournament (Oct 21-22) in the largest indoor sports complex in North America. The weekend event was a victory as the Team walked away with the Championship title again!
Heading into the championship game the N.Y.I.A. Red team felt confident after watching them play the N.Y.I.A. blue team earlier. Already having sized up Sykesville it was no secret that they could shoot. We needed to play some great perimeter defense and take it to them.
We knew that we had the size advantage.
N.Y.I.A. came out strong and had an early lead keeping the opposition from scoring in the first couple of minutes. Adjustments were made by Sykesville and their center was able to get some put backs. N.Y.I.A. needed their bigs to step up but were doing a great job on the perimeter. One of the N.Y.I.A. players got fouled with a couple of seconds left behind the 3. He hit all free throws to put the Eagles up 10 at half time.
N.Y.I.A. didn’t let up in the 2nd. They were up as high as 22 points before the game ended 65-53.
The coaches were very proud of the Team going undefeated in the tournament and coming out on top. Well done N.Y.I.A. Eagles!!