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Fusion registered 5 teams in the Western Regional Championship held in Reno over Memorial Day Weekend. All of the teams performed well. The Fusion 5G team came away with a 2nd place finish and the 4G squad captured Fusion’s first Reno Tournament win.
The 4G team, under the leadership of coach Ingrid Munoz, dominated the field, winning every game by double-digits. The game for the championship was tied 10-10 at half against a very good Rise Up Academy team but coach Munoz made some half-time adjustments that allowed the Fusion girls to pull ahead. The final score was 38-16.
All of the Fusion teams won games and it was the clubs best showing yet in Reno. 6G Fusion Black played in the Division II bracket and went 3-1 but because of the way the brackets were set up did not win a medal.
We are very proud of the girls and we are looking forward to next year!
Coach Ingrid Munoz had the girls ready to play for their first tournament win. The past tournaments had our 4th graders going head to head against older players so this weekend was the first true test of what may be our best Fusion team yet. The girls came out to play with a lot of energy. Though down by 4 in the first game at half time they came back and won by 9!
There was no looking back from that point wining the next two games by 30 points and 25 points. Coach Ingrid said, “I am very proud of the team work that they demonstrated this morning and of them overcoming their fear after losing against a very strong team last week.”
This was a well deserved tournament win to set the stage for the Reno tournament next weekend. Congratulations 4G and coach Ingrid for a great tournament win.
A soccer bicycle kick? Yes, the 6G Black team’s championship game even had one of those as Katelyn tried to save a ball from going out of bounds with some mad foot work. Incredible! Seriously though, Just one of the many highlights from a dominating day of hoops by the team, with 20, 25 and 30 point wins. We are excited for their tournament championship but even more so, in how they played…each contributing in all three games to earn their first trophy of the season. A long time coming and definitely well earned.
The Purple team’s season started with a couple of rough tournaments to say the least. They were 0-7 in the early going. The girls never gave up and some would say have the most physically demanding practices in the entire Fusion organization. The hard work is paying off. The team has now won 6 out of their last 7 games capped by a tournament win in Chico.
The weekend in Chico, led by Coach Rosita and Coach Ray, started with a win over the NEA Lions where every player scored. After a long break on Saturday the girls dominated the evening game over the Humboldt Wild, putting them in the 1st place bracket Sunday. The girls crushed their opponent in the last game to win medals.
The lesson here is to keep working hard and never give up. This squad is ready for its last two tournaments before Reno.
Congratulations 6G Purple!
The Fusion 7th Grade team won all 3 of its games at the Kwame Nunn Memorial Tournament in Chico this weekend and took First Place in their bracket. To get to the championship game, the Fusion girls survived a tough opening game on Satrday against a skilled team from Medford, Oregon, winning 29-27 on a late basket. The Fusion team cruised in their second game, winning by 24 to set them up in the championship game Sunday, a “winner take all” matchup against the home town Chico Blue Devils. The Fusion girls struggled to score in the Sunday afternoon title game, grinding their way to a 14-8 halftime lead. The second half was even tougher as both teams contested every inch on the court, but the Fusion girls played stifling defense all game and held on for the 18-17 victory.
All 12 Fusion 7G team members made the trip to Chico and everyone played meaningful minutes in every game this weekend, making the tournament win a true team effort. Coach Emily Anderson and Coach Chris Schreur are impressed with the development of the team and the camaraderie that the girls show for each other, both on and off the court.