“The Hidden Valley Youth Sports Association (HVYSA) hosted a year end basketball tournament from March 10th until March 15th. On Sunday March 15th, 7 different teams were crowned champions.
Before the first game started, a senior girls team, the Vikings, were awarded medals for their undefeated regular season play. This was the first year for a senior girls team in Roanoke County and the Vikings had a successful opening season.
The first game of the afternoon had the Gators playing the 49ers for the girls shag championship. The Gators scored the first 8 points of the game and was ahead 16-6 at halftime. The 49ers had a great comeback in the 3rd quarter as they scored 14 points and helped to make the 4th quarter an exciting game. The Gators won the shag championship 26-22 over the 49ers. Eight different Gators scored points in the game with Christie Ammen leading the Gators with 7 points. Leslie Weidner of the 49ers scored 10 points.
The junior boys championship featured the Lakers and the Eagles. The Lakers won the game 48-31 over the Eagles for the championship and completed an undefeated season for the team. Jimmy Hines had 13 points for the Lakers while Dylan Neese had 10 points for the Eagles.
The girls ponytail championship had the Hoopsters against the Lightning. This game was close at halftime with the Hoopsters leading 8 to 6. The Hoopsters pulled away in the 2nd half and won the the championship 22-16 over the Lightning. Hannah Miko had 6 points for the Hoopsters and Carly Broadwell of the Eagles ended up with 4 points.
The boys pee wee championship featured one of the closest games of the day. The Celtics and the Lakers battled all game and the teams played a tight game until the very end. The Celtics completed an undefeated season by winning over the Lakers 27-25. Tommy Schmitt logged 9 points for the Celtics while Carter Johnson scored 10 points for the Lakers.
The girls pigtail championship had the Blazers and the Hoopsters playing during the next game. Both teams played hard and the Blazers won the championship 34-11 over the Hoopsters. Hailey Singleton scored 16 points for the Blazers and Faith Settles had 8 points for the Hoopsters.
The best game of the afternoon was the boys little league championship. The Tarheels and the Knicks played a close game until the very end. The Knicks were a 5th seeded team and looked ready to upset the number one seeded Tarheels. The Tarheels won the championship over the Knicks 30-29. David Wagstaff had 15 points for the Tarheels and Massi Flici scored 12 points for the Knicks.
The last championship of the day was the senior boys game. The Bobcats and the Dukes battled all game and the Bobcats won 60-41 over the Dukes. Player of the year Chris Carr had 14 points while David Turner scored 10 points for the Dukes.”
Submitted by: David Woodson