Matrix AAU Basketball: Matrix Highlights: Matrix 10U Black Gains Experience at 10U Nationals in Disney

10U Black Team at Opening Ceremonies
Sunday, July 20
Matrix 10U Black Gains Experience at 10U Nationals in Disney

10U Black at Disney
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The Matrix 10U Black team coached by Jessica Garay returned from 10U Division II Nationals with a just one win on the scoreboard, but with their competitive play throughout the tournament, they gained valuable experience as players and as a team. 

Matrix Loses to Silver Medalist and Then Eliminated
In the Championship Bracket, the Matrix lost their first round game 37-10 to the GA Metros; the Metros went on to get the silver medal in the tournament.  In a must win second game, the Matrix played it close most of the way before falling 32-18 in a game much closer than the final score. 

Matrix 10U Goes 1-2 in Pool Play; Advances to Championship Bracket
The Arlington Matrix 10U Black Team went 1-2 in pool play on Sunday and Monday and will advance to bracket play on Tuesday at 9:00.  

Coming out nervous in their first game at a national tournament on Sunday, the Matrix immediately fell behind 0-9.  Coach Garay rallied the troops and they played even the rest of the way, but could never overcome the initial deficit as they fell to the NY Future Stars 30-23. 

The 10U Black team got its win early Tuesday afternoon as they played very well in a  25-16 win over the Mississippi Magic.  In their final pool play game Monday night, they fell 36-22 to Pool F champion Madison Lady Stars.

The team starts the double elimination Championship Bracket on Tuesday at 9:00 AM vs. the Georgia Metros.  Go Matrix!