Wings, Liberty win girls’ crowns; Mean Green wins 8U boys title
By TJ MAXWELL
The Lady Wings rallied to win the 10-and-under girls’ division while the 8U Lady Liberty fought off the Lady Fever to take home the 8U girls’ title during the city championships for the Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation youth basketball league held over the weekend.
The Lady Wings finished second to the Lady Fever in the regular season but finished on top in the championships with an 18-17 win over the Fever in Friday night’s title game.
The Wings defeated the Lady Stars in the first round to advance to the title game against the Fever.
The only two losses on the season for the Wings (7-2), came against the Fever (8-1), who finished the regular season undefeated at 7-0.
The 8U Lady Liberty team also exacted some revenge on their only loss of the season by defeating the 8U Lady Fever 7-4 in the title game on Saturday at Williams Ledger Elementary.
The Liberty suffered a 10-6 loss to the Fever in week one before reeling off eight-consecutive wins to claim the crown.
The Liberty defeated the Lady Dream 26-1 to reach the finals while the Fever downed to Lady Comets 20-4 to reach the title game.
The Mean Green kept their perfect season alive with an 18-11 win over the Miners in the 8U boys’ championship game.
After finishing the regular season at 8-0, the Mean Green swept their three playoff games to win the crown and finish 11-0 on the year.
The Mean Green downed the Aggies 24-3 in the opening round before dominating the Red Raiders 28-6 to earn their spot in the finals.
The Miners beat the Mustangs 15-4 in the opening round before pulling off the upset against the no. 2 seed Longhorns in the semifinals in a 12-6 contest.
The 10U boys had five teams still battling for the crown from the 10-team field as of press time yesterday with Nuggets, Thunder, Spurs, Cavaliers and Hornets vying for the final two spots. Contests will be held tonight with the completion of the Cavaliers vs Hornets contest at 6 p.m. followed by the winner of that contest facing the Spurs in the second semifinal. The winners of both semifinals will face off on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at S.C. Lee.
The eight-team 12U division will also complete their seasons Wednesday at S.C. Lee.
The Warriors and Sonic will complete their contest at 6:30 p.m. tonight where the Sonics lead the Warriors 17-10 with 6:46 left in the third quarter. The winner will face the winner of last night’s semifinal between the Cavaliers and Rockets. The title game is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at S.C. Lee.
The Warriors (8-0) look to complete their perfect season while the Sonics (5-3), Rockets (7-1) and Cavaliers (6-2) look to dethrone them.