National-power Georgia Stars of the NIKE Elite Youth Basketball League defeated the Georgia Mohawks 55-54 in the 7th grade final, in what most considered the most compelling basketball game played in Georgia this summer! No one led by more than 5 with 15 lead changes.
The 6th grade final saw an upset in the making as host KE BLUE took a 16-5 lead over AAU power TRU Elite. But then the bottom fell-out, as TRU Elite made 14 3's in the remaining 3 quarters, including 7 straight in the second quarter, to pull away for a 64-45 victory.
Congrats to all of the participants in a GREAT summer basketball tournament. A special thanks goes out to North Paulding Head Coach Ryan Dyer, Tournament Director Kip Dyer, North Paulding varsity basketball players who volunteered, and Beef O' Brady's as our title sponsor. Anyone not mentioned please accept our special thanks for everyone who was helping out!
By: Steve Rodriguez