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Kansas City Keys 18th Annual National Best Basketball Invitational - 8U Championship Game

Hawks 8uThe 8U championship game was quite entertaining. I always enjoy watching the next group of mini ballers coming through. The Arkansas Hawks vs. the host team Kansas City Keys. Before the Hawks could play their first game, they had to first get by the trap that was Mother Nature in Northwest Arkansas. The Hawks were able to make it, but with only 5 of their players because of a massive snow storm that swept through the area earlier in the week.The battle was a rematch from an earlier matchup in the tournament in which the Hawks defeated the Keys. The players to watch in the championship game were Hawks Drayden Norwood, Izarius Woods, and Jacob Joe; and for the Keys Shemarree Shareef and Jackson Rhodes. more >>


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Kansas City Runnin’ and Gunnin’ Rebels Defeat challenged Missouri-Illinois Select to win KC Keys 10U Championship

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The championship game for the 10U Division was decided by two teams with tons of heart, the Missouri/Illinois Select vs. Kansas City Running Rebels. Both teams experienced being on the brink of elimination in their semifinal games. The Rebels had to come back from a 4 point deficit with about 1 minute 30 seconds left in their game vs. the Arkansas Light to win 43-41.  more >>



Kansas City Keys 18th Annual National Best Basketball Invitational - 9U Championship Game

This year’s 9U championship game featured Della Lamb out of KC and KC Showtime Express. In this year’s game, Della Lamb will be attempting to defend their title, as they are the defending 8U champion. With Della Lamb you know they are always going to put a quality team on the court. more >>

Kansas City Keys 18th Annual National Best Basketball Invitational - 11U Championship Game

The 11U Championship game between IBTB - Elite and Team St Louis Stars was a high scoring affair, with multiple players contributing offensively for the both teams. The first half was all Team St Louis Stars. The stars took control of this game with a scoring barrage. They were led by their point guard J. White who had 13 first half points. He got those points from the free throw line, behind and inside the arc. Watching these teams in the first half definitely was a fun watch, but something tells me that the Stars enjoyed the first half a little bit more than Elite as they went into half up 34-20.

In the first half, Elite was led by Ravaughn Lawrence with 6 points. After watching Elite earlier in the tournament, something told me that the Stars were about to get their best shot and Elite did not disappoint.Elite started out the second half with a 9-0 run, which quickly brought the lead down to 5. For a period in the second half, the game was taken over by Elite player #12 Jalen Lewis with 10 second half points and #44 RaZhan Harness with 12 second half points.

I was impressed with how the Stars were able to fight off this onslaught. I was especially impressed with A. Ramsey, who picked up the scoring and ended up with 11 second half points--giving him a total of 15 points for the game. The final score of the game was Stars 55 – Elite 47.

2011 Best Basketball Tournament Champions
Championship Game - 4th Grade Girls
8 StL Cougars vs MV Blazers 13
Championship Game - 5th Grade Girls
19 Les Chats vs MoKan Eclipse - Red 12
Championship Game - 6th Grade Girls
32 MoKan Eclipse vs Oklahoma Lady Magic 19
Championship Game - 2nd Grade
19 Ark Hawks vs KC Keys 11
Championship Game -3rd Grade
18 Della Lamb vs Showtyme Express 7
4th Grade Boys - Championship Game
34 Missouri/Illinois Select vs KC Runnin Rebels 39
5th Grade Championship Game
47 ITB-Elite vs Team St. Louis Stars 55
Championship Game - 6th Grade Boys
53 Power Group vs Texas Suns 41
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