Wednesday, July 19
2006 MAYB Pueblo Championship
The HAWKS 15’s team continued it’s unbeaten summer streak by winning the Pueblo MAYB tournament 9th/10th grade division on Sunday. The team went 5-0 to win their 4th spring/summer tournament and their third in a row.
In the championship game, the HAWKS beat the Colorado ‘Canes from Colorado Springs in a hotly contested, sometimes out-of-control game which featured 3 technical fouls and numerous warnings from the refs. The HAWKS boys did a fantastic job of maintaining their poise.
Brandon Kaufman had the HAWKS highlight of the tournament with a high-flying, exciting dunk after a steal in the first half. The crowd went nuts!
Cameron Johnson led the way in scoring with his 3-point shooting and the team only missed 1 free throw in the championship (11 for 12). Brandon, Matt Tucker, Devon Aguilar, and Terrance Smith played their usual stellar defense throughout the tournament and Isaac Okoye and Anthony Owens frequently dominated the boards. Terrell Thompson was recovering from a football injury but he traveled to Pueblo to support his teammates despite being in obvious pain.
Noe Magdaleno and Luis Giles had the second HAWKS highlight of the tournament when Noe saved an errant pass with a behind-the-back pass to Luis while going out of bounds. Luis then returned the pass to Noe 4 feet behind the 3-pt line where he drained the trey. It was a bang-bang play that also ignited the crowd.
The HAWKS beat Colorado Force (…missing their best players), Pueblo West JV, and DHPH JV in pool play, then defeated Liberty and the ‘Canes in bracket play. The HAWKS team is currently on a 13 game winning streak going into their final spring/summer tournament in Eagle/Vail. Good job boys!!
Isiah Kampeska (on vacation)
Terrell Thompson (played injured on Sunday)