Matrix AAU Basketball: Matrix Highlights: Matrix 11U Black Team Goes Undefeated in USJN Nationals Pool Play

Matrix 11U Black Team After 2007 USJN Nationals
Tuesday, July 31
Matrix 11U Black Team Goes Undefeated in USJN Nationals Pool Play
Congratulations to the Arlington Matrix 11U Black team for its 5-0 finish in pool play at the USJN National Championship Tournament held in Washington, DC from July 26-29.

After winning its pool, the Matrix team was "promoted" out of the 11U age group and into the 12U age group for bracket play where they lost a hard fought game to the VA District bronze medal winning Prince William Virginians 12U division 1 team by the final score of 32-19; the Virginians lost in the USJN finals by 1 point.

With its 5-1 record at the USJN Nationals, the rising 7th grade Matrix 11U Black team finished the season with a 27-13 record. Some of the team's accomplishments include:
. 6 tournaments with one loss or less
. 2nd place in pool play (4-1) at USJN Hershey Showcase (only loss to tourney champs)
. Undefeated pool play (5-0) record at USJN Nationals
. 7-5 record vs. older 12U teams
. Wins over Potomac Valley 12U D2 silver medalists (twice) and bronze medalists
. Wins over teams from Virginia, Maryland, DC, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware

Congratulations to the 11 Black players and coaches.

Team Photo Details:
. Top row. Liz Reed (10U Black team head coach), Scorekeeper Vince McDonald, Assistant Coach Dan Zachem, Head Coach Jim Butler
. Middle row. Tatianna (10U Black team), G-Mac, Phlash, Double T.
. Bottom row. AZ, Big Mac, Money, the King, Coop, Crash, Rip, Shorty.
. Not Pictured. Disco