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The Newport Lightning Basketball Club’s 13u Black team continued its strong 2015 season with another championship last weekend at the Summer Finale Tournament in Garden Grove, making it three tournament titles in a row for the club.
The Lightning won the 14u division championship, playing up as seventh graders at the MAP Facility and beat Compton Magic, OC Select and Real Run in the process.
The Lightning avenged an earlier loss in the tournament to Compton Magic by coming from behind to win the championship game on John Humphreys three-point shot in the corner and ensuing blocked shot on the defensive end to lead the NLBC to the title.
The team was led by Humphreys, who averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds. Danny Hatch led the team in assists and steals while Charlie Levis, Ethan Garbers and Justin Lin manned the paint rebounding, scoring and defending bigger players all weekend. Shane Premer and Troy Smith both hit big shots and played extremely well for the Lightning.
Photo submitted by NLBC. Pictured from left are Justin Lin, Shane Premer, Charlie Levis, John Humpreys, Troy Smith, Danny Hatch, Ethan Garbers and Coach Scott Stucki.