Five Carolina teams named NTBA national champions

ntba-heateliteThe National Travel Basketball Association crowned 17 national champions on Sunday at gymnasiums throughout the Grand Strand, and several teams from the Carolina captured titles in their respective divisions.

More than 300 boys basketball teams competed in 10 different age divisions, each with a Gold and Silver bracket. The teams played for four days, beginning with pool play and wrapping up with a single-elimination tournament.

The Charlotte Nets claimed the championship of the Ninth Grade Silver division with a hard-fought win over the in-state rival Fayetteville Stars. The NC Courage took the Eighth Grade Silver bracket, the Wilmington Waves won a 52-50 barn-burner in the title game, and the Durham Bullz All-Starz also went to the wire to win the Sixth Grade Silver tourney.

Among South Carolina teams, the Fourth Grade Gold championship went to the Chesterfield Jayhawks for their 41-36 victory over the Capital City Vipers. Championship game results are as follows:

11th-12th Gold
LBA Thunder 90, Royal Knights 71
11th-12th Silver
Team Impact 59, Dunn Wildcats 58
10th Gold
Atlanta Tapp Out 78, Team Impact 69
10th Silver
Browns Electrical Suns 56, National Treasure 31
Ninth Gold
UnCommon Bulls 58, Selma Thunder 54
Ninth Silver
Charlotte Nets 58, Fayetteville Stars 53
Eighth Gold
Swish City Magic 52, Fayetteville Elite 47
Eighth Silver
NC Courage 59, Metro Celtics 50
Seventh Gold
Wilmington Waves 52, Team Heat Elite 50
Seventh Silver
Maryland Supreme 69, Carolina Thunder 57
Sixth Grade Gold
Titans 48, Virginia All-Star Hawks 45
Sixth Grade Silver
Durham Bullz All-Starz 46, Tri-County Impact 43
Fifth Grade Gold
BWSL Blaze 57, Swish City Magic Pooh 40
Fifth Grade Silver
Charlottesville Cavaliers 57, Carolina Lakers 50
Fourth Grade Gold
Chesterfield Jayhawks 41, Capital City Vipers 36
Fourth Grade Silver
Morganton Patriots 38, NC Hornets 30
Third Grade Gold
Capital City Vipers 30, FINAO 18

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