NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Upward Stars had six teams compete in tournaments this past weekend (March 23-25). The club experienced a hot start on Friday/Saturday, going 16-2, as all teams advanced to Sunday bracket play. The six teams continued to play well on Sunday, as the club earned a championship, a 2nd place finish, and three semi-final appearances!
Four teams competed in the Phi Slamma Jamma Tournament – BBALL Showcase Tournament. The Upward Stars teams went a combined 14-5, with every team picking up at least two wins. Individual team results:
· · Coach Todd Gerlach (Assistant Coach-Bryce Gerlach) and the 10th Premier-North (boys) went 6-0, claiming a championship.
· Coach Dana Shaw (Assistant Coach-Kurt Bambauer) and the 6th Premier-North (boys) went 4-1, losing their first game in the semi-finals to the eventual tournament champion.
· Coach Bobby More and one of our 8th Premier-North (boys) teams battled some injuries, but still finished 2-2 while advancing to the semi-finals.
· Coach Bobby Moore (Assistant Coach: Dominique McDonald) and 5th Select-North (boys) finished 2-2.
Coach Guse and the 6th Premier-South (girls) squad traveled to Manchester, to play in the March Madness Tournament. The team finished 4-1, suffering their lone loss in the tournament championship. The team earned 2nd place in an 11 team field!
Coach Vanlier and the 8th Premier-South (boys) team traveled to Gatlinburg to play in a competitive, regional event – The TN MIRACLE SPRING CLASSIC. Coach Vanlier’s team finished 3-1, losing in the semi-finals to eventual tournament champion.
Upward Stars teams will be back in action this weekend (March 30-31), with two teams competing in the MSYS Next Generation Tournament at A-Game Sportsplex.