Born to Ball 12U Grabs G365 SoCal Qualifier Championship

Thousand Oaks, CA – Born 2 Ball 12U went into last weekend’s G365 SoCal Qualifier as the third seed behind YouBall and SB Magic Red. However, even though they lost their first pool play game to SB Magic 46-49, it was apparent that Born 2 Ball was a team good enough to compete at the same level as other top G365 SoCal teams. Their next three games did little to prove us wrong as they pulled off three consecutive victories. First, they defeated San Diego Sol 50-30 to put themselves in position to compete for a championship if they could defeat YouBall. While against YouBall, Born 2 Ball put out a great defensive effort that led to their 35-29 victory and a chance to avenge their Saturday loss to SB Magic Red. It was in the championship game that Born 2 Ball put it all together and came away with a 48-33 championship victory. Joshua Lowery earned MVP honors for his outstanding play.

Other Championship teams included:

• 10u Bronze: LABC (currently ranked #9 in G365 Socal)
• 11u Silver: Major Game Hoops Red (currently ranked #5 in G365 Socal)
• 11u Bronze: CAVS
• 12u Bronze: Showcase Basketball
• 13u Silver: SB Magic
• 13u Bronze: Britt Academy
• 14u Silver: YouBall
• 14u Bronze: Rebels Elite

MVP Standouts for each division:
• 10u Bronze: Max Paquin from LABC
• 11u Silver: Andrew Malala & Alistair Sylla from Major Game Hoops Red
• 12u Bronze: Showcase Basketball
• 13u Silver: Kai Mault from SB Magic
• 13u Bronze: Azari Sandlin from Britt Academy
• 14u Silver: Kennedy Mitchell Egbo from YouBall
• 14u Bronze: Alex Yerkanyan from Rebels Elite