2011 MYAS State Tourney Results

Due to my coaching & scorekeeping obligations with the Magic Black 14s (and the fact that the 14U and 15U brackets were at the South Pole, thank you MYAS), I only saw a little bit of the 15U bracket.  Everything else was 14U ball.  Without being too biased, the Magic Black buzzer beater win in OT over GetShook Black to win a pool in 14U was one of the better games of the weekend.

17U
Have to start with Johnson blowing out the Heat Biwan (high seed in the pool) in the opener and then winning the pool and stealing the 6 seed with a thrilling 64-63 win over WOTN.  Heat Biwan 79-58 over WOTN and WOTN surprisingly didn't come out of the pool.  The other big pool story was EOTO Gold taking out Comets Hanson 62-60 to win their pool and steal the 2nd seed.  Great run on the weekend for EOTO Gold as they finish 4th.  They lost 69-68 to Glory in the 3rd place game.  Comets Hanson had a 60-58 win over Johnson in a bracket pigtail and had to come right back against a rested Southside squad.  Southside 66-55 won that one.  Glory in a bit of a shocker blows out Heat Elite 70-44 after Heat Elite had a bye.  Fury Blue took out Glory by 21 in the semis and Southside by 19 to win the title.

16U
Fury Gold, Fury Blue, Ultimate Hoops, Heat Altena, and Dakota Pride all handled their pools.  The 2nd Comets club was seeded 19th but upset Heat Ogorek 41-40 to win the pool and steal the 3rd seed.  The MN Cagers once again battled a top team right to the end as they lost 65-64 to the top Comets team.  Maybe that was an omen as 11th seeded Heat Reese upset the Comets 70-59 to steal the 6 seed.  9th seeded MN Raptors beat 8th seeded MN PNR 15s 47-46 to win the final pool.  Ultimate Hoops knocked off the top 2 Heat teams before falling to Fury Gold in the semis.  Heat Altena took out Comets Lewis before falling to Ultimate Hoops in the quarters.  MN PNR 15s took out Dakota Pride 69-52 in the round of 16 which is a nice win for the PNR 15s.  Fury Blue 66-52 over PNR in the quarters and then they overcome the Fury Gold curse with a 60-56 win in the title game.  Ultimate Hoops def WOTN 47-44 to take 3rd place.

15U
In the 15s, the top 4 seeds all easily rolled through their pools.  In the 5/8 battle in pool E, Chris Carr's 43 Hoops 15s got a free throw with 2.7 seconds left to beat Heat Frank 49-48 to win that pool.  MN Warriors upset TC Force 58-51 to swap the 6 and 7 seeds.  But the big story was 9th seeded Heat Weimar making a huge run in bracket play.  Heat director Willie Vang taking the reins for bracket play and getting it done.  They blew out 5th seed Heat Frank 53-35 in the pigtail game.  Then upset top seeded MN Elite 45-42 and 8 seed 43 Hoops Carr 38-36 to advance to the final.  43 Hoops Carr beat Comets Stumpf 73-63 in the quarters.  Heat Weimar lost the final 50-41 to Heat Select.  Heat Select's road to the final included a 62-61 quarterfinal win over a Jon Sobaski led MN Bandits squad.  The Bandits got a late layup from Sobaski to beat TC Force in their pigtail game.  Then Heat Select had a semifinal rematch win 73-71 over Fury Black (I think that went 2 OT).

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