The RI Warriors 9th grade team (Coach Jay Abate, Assistant Coach Todd Morgan) captured the championship of the Zero Gravity Boston Bracket Challenge on Saturday for their first championship of the spring season. The win also qualified the 9th grade team for the Zero Gravity National Finals in June!
In their first game the Warriors turned in a defensive gem in defeating Central Mass Swarm 38-15. Zach Scott contributed 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting and pulled down 6 rebounds. Paddy Murphy added 6 points and 6 rebounds while Connor Warner and Lucas Santos led the way in assists with 3 apiece.
In the final, the Warriors fell behind early 9-2 only to exhibit outstanding man to man defense against a talented team en route to a 43-23 halftime lead and an eventual 59-36 Championship victory. Chas Morgan had a game high 14 points (7 for 12 FG’s) along with 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Connor Warner added 13 points shooting 5 for 6 from the field. Zach Scott played the role of playmaker with 5 assists while Lucas Santos added 3 more. Levi King (7), and Santos (6) also highlighted the scoring.
Next up for the 9th Grade Warriors is the Boston Warriors Metrowest Roundball Classic next weekend in Waltham / Boston area.