The Matrix Green 2017 6th grade team continued their dominance in the Potomac Valley District Division II Tournament on their way to the first ever gold medal for the Matrix organization.
After emerging undefeated and the #1 team out of pool play, the Matrix entered a very tough medal round draw for the weekend. In their first game, the Matrix defeated the Maryland Flames 45-23. Constant defensive pressure and excellent ball movement were key to overcoming a bit of nervous exhaustion to pull away for the decisive win.
In the semi-finals, the Matrix faced a well-coached and highly disciplined Lady Hoopsters, but they were no match for the stifling press of the Matrix. Time after time, the Matrix swarmed in unison creating turnovers that quickly converted into baskets, and ultimately a 53-30 victory.
In the Championship game, the Matrix faced familiar foes in the VA Hurricanes. Both teams were weary from a long weekend of basketball in hot gyms, but some outstanding outside shooting and the girls digging deep to beat the opponents down the court often for easy baskets led to a decisive 47-21 victory.
In what proved to be a very well run and well officiated tournament, the Matrix Green 2017 girls proudly donned their Gold medals after their final victory. It was a weekend of hard work, great team play and a lot of fun….and the girls surely slept well Sunday night.