With the spring tournament season coming to a close for the majority of our teams in May, and with high school teams busy with practices and team camps, only one team was in action over the June 16-18 weekend. Coach Gerlach, and our 17U Premier-North (boys) team traveled down to Mobile (AL), winning the CYBL USA Championship. A special shout-out to Jonathan Gillard (JG) for being named Tournament MVP!
The 17U Division featured teams from Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Upward Stars team went undefeated in pool play:
Upward Stars Premier-North 72 Arkansas Ice 68
Upward Stars Premier-North 86 MS-LOU Dream 57
In bracket play, Coach Gerlach’s team continued to play well, getting contributions from each team member. Upward Stars earned two more wins, claiming the CYBL USA Championship with a 4-0 record. Bracket play games:
Upward Stars Premier-North 56 Arkansas Ice 53
Upward Stars Premier-North 54 Port City 48
Team members include: Michael Anderson, Jayson Brown, Kylan Burney, Jake Butler, Bryce Gerlach, Jonathan Gillard, Grayson Lang, Leo McCray III, Davion Moses, Corey Palmer, Mitchell Sorenson, and Justin Williams.
Coach Gerlach’s team will be competing at AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL, July 19-23.
UPWARD STARS BASKETBALL - IMPACTING ATHLETES BOTH ON AND OFF THE COURT!