|Watauga Storm Wins Smoky Mountain Rim-Rocker Tourney|
|Written by Stephen Poulos|
|Monday, 22 February 2010 07:54|
The Watauga Storm boy’s u-13/7th grade basketball team won the 3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Rim-Rocker in Elizabethton, TN. The tournament hosted a nine-team field.
In game 1 the Storm lost to the Avery Blizzard (Newland, NC) 26 – 24. Zeb Speir led the Storm with 7 points, followed by Hunter Shore with 6 points. The Storm then beat the Abingdon,Va Falcons 41-38. TJ Poulos led the Storm with 8 points, followed by Shore with 7. Kenan Foxx, Matt Tyndall and Hunter Isaacs pitched in 6 apiece, finally Kory Phillips and Shore joined with 2 points apiece. The Storm was seeded 2nd in Pool C. On Sunday in Bracket play the Storm defeated the Elizabethton TN Cyclones (A pool 1 seed) 50 – 44. Matt Lambert led the Storm with 15 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Poulos with 14 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. In the semi-finals the Storm defeated the Abingdon Va Falcons for a 2nd time 34 – 22. Lambert and Poulos led the Storm with 8 points apiece, followed by Shore and Tyndall with 5 points each. In the finals the Storm defeated the Kingsport TN Indians 42 – 35. Lambert once again led the Storm with 14 points and 15 rebounds, followed by Poulos with 9 points and Tyndall with 8 points. The Storm is coached by Stephen Poulos, Teddy Isaacs, Andrew Webb and Ethan Poulos. The Storm returns to action in the 3rd Annual Slam Dunk Basketball Tournament in Hillsville, Va March 6 & 7.
*Story and photo submitted through UNEWZ
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