Matrix AAU Basketball: Matrix Highlights: Matrix Teams Start the Season Strong at March Madness Tournament; Two Teams Claim Tourney Titles


Monday, March 31
Matrix Teams Start the Season Strong at March Madness Tournament; Two Teams Claim Tourney Titles
Over the weekend of March 29-30, all eight Matrix AAU teams kicked off their spring tournament schedule at the Maryland Flames March Madness tournament, held at the Capital Sports Complex in District Heights, MD. 

Each Matrix team had a successful tournament, as each picked up at least one win against some strong competition in every age group.  On Saturday, the Matrix teams started off on fire, going 12-4 on the day.  Four different Matrix teams advanced to the finals of their respective brackets - 11U Green, 10U Black, 10U Green, and 9U Black. 

On championship Sunday, 10U Green and 9U Black took home first place honors, with 10U Black and 11U Green settling for runners-up medals. 

In another Sunday game, the 12U Black team narrowly defeated 12U Green in an exciting battle.  The 13U team lost to a very talented NJ Sparks team in their final game, and 9U Green dropped a close game to the Columbia Ravens on Sunday. 

Each team showed a lot of spirit in cheering on fellow Matrix teams throughout the weekend.  Overall, the eight Matrix teams finished with a combined 15-9 record  (with 2 of the losses being against sister Matrix teams) at the March Madness tournament, a great first outing for the spring AAU season.