The Guidance Sports Club Inc.’s Positive Guidance VI 7th and Positive Guidance VI 8th grade basketball teams recently returned from a successful trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where both teams won first place in the Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) Mother’s Day Classic Basketball Tournament held May 12-13.
The 7th grade team finished pool play with a record of 3-0 with wins over the Fort Myers Beastmode (57-44), the Jupiter Jaguars (47-41), and the Pompano Stars (79-13). The 7th grade team eventually went on to win the 7th grade championship game against Ft. Myers Beastmode by a score of 52-19.
The team also placed second in the YBOA Battle at the Spring Jam Tournament held on April 6-8 in Coral Springs, Fla. The Positive Guidance 7th grade team is currently ranked 21st out of 78 teams in the YBOA Florida Region 7th Grade Division and is projected to be ranked in the top 10 when the rankings are updated.
The Positive Guidance VI 8th grade team had similar results. The team finished pool play with a record of 2-1 with wins over Victory 9th (44-41) and Ft. Myers Beastmode (45-11), and a loss to Victory 8th (48-61). The Positive Guidance team was able to avenge its loss to Victory 8th in the 8th grade championship game prevailing with a score of 51-38.
Both teams will now be preparing to compete in the YBOA Florida State Championships to be held in Fort Myers, Fla., from June 1-3, and then on to the YBOA National Championships to be held in Orlando, Fla., scheduled for July 9-14.
For more information or to contribute to Guidance Sports Club Inc. on St. Croix to assist with travel expenses and/or supplies, please contact Jose Gonzalez at 277-6451 or via e-mail at [email protected]. All donations would be tax-deductible. The team thanks all of its sponsors for making this trip a possibility and a huge success.