Kenova, W. Va. — Two youth basketball teams from Louisa captured tournament championships this past weekend at the C-K War Memorial gymnasium.
The 6U Dawgs went 3-0 to capture the title
6u team L to R, Charlie Spillman, Rylan Spillman, Colton Bentley, Aiden Newsome, Eli Block, Ty Muncy, Kristian Johnson, Tucker Dixon, Lucas Block
Dawgs 25 C-K 11 ( Championship )
In the championship game on Sunday, the 6U Dawgs faced off against the homestanding Ceredo Kenova Wonders. After a very sluggish start and CK led 4-0 after the first quarter, The Dawgs outscored the Wonders 7-0 to take a 7-4 lead into halftime.
In the third period they extended the lead to 16-9 and finished the game off and the championship 25-11.
Dawgs 25 Huntington YMCA Gold 11 ( Semifinal )
In the semi-final game, the 6U Dawgs faced usual powerhouse Huntington YMCA team Gold. YMCA was no match for the Dawgs as they lead 15-7 at halftime and cruised to the victory 25-11.
Dawgs 23 Huntington YMCA Red 2
The first game of the tournament, the 6U Dawgs played Huntington YMCA Red squad. The Dawgs jumped out to a 7-2 first quarter lead and a 13-2 lead at the half and were never challenged in the second half.
For the tournament, the 6U Dawgs outscore their opponent by a combined score of 73-24.
The 6U Dawgs will head to Fort Gay for their next tournament this coming week. First game Wednesday night.
7U Dawgs went 3-0 as well to bring home the title
7U L to R Tucker Muncy, Lucas Block, Brayson Raines, Easton Caudill, Tucker Dixon, Noah Stewart, Jake VanHoose, Foster Cline, Colton Anderson
Dawgs 34 C-K 13 ( Championship )
The 7U Dawgs brought home the championship also by defeating the homestanding Ceredo-Kenova Wonders by a score of 34-13 on Saturday. The Dawgs controlled the majority of the game, with the score staying in double figures from the 2nd quarter until the final buzzer.
Dawgs 30 Huntington YMCA 12 ( Semifinals )
In the semifinal game, the 7U Dawgs faced off against Huntington YMCA. They jumped out to a 15-7 lead at half and cruised to the victory.
Dawgs 32 Chesapeake ( OH ) 11
In the first game of the tournament, the 7U Dawgs faced off against Chesapeake. At the end of 1st it was 9-2 and halftime it was 16-6.
The Dawgs kept up the pace and led 24 to 9 at the end of the 3rd, and the final was 32-11.
For the tournament, the 7U Dawgs outscored their opponents 96-36.
The 7U team will head to Buffalo in Wayne Co. this coming week for their next tournament.
Coaches for both teams: Jeremy Block, Kenny Muncy, Eddie Dixon, and Jordan Raines
Coach Jeremy Block
“…This was the first time most of our kids have played actual competitive basketball. It showed at times. Our 7u team got better as the tournament progressed I felt. Our 6u came out sluggish in the championship, but they woke up and got the win. This is what it takes to be good basketball teams. To come away with two championships our very first two tournaments is awesome! The future is bright for these kids if they keep working.”