The top four SIAA teams for girls and boys suited up in Daytona Beach, Florida for the SIAA Championship, hosted by DME Sports Academy. The girl teams in the tournament were West Oaks, DME, PottersHouse, and The Rock. The boy teams were DME HS National, Victory Rock, The Rock, and West Oaks.
DME Sports Academy hosted the first Grind Session tournament this weekend in a Friday-Saturday with participating teams from coast to coast in Florida.
The first game on Friday, Feb 9 tipped off at 3:00 pm against TSA and Glove Prep high school. Glove Prep closed out the game 79 – 66.
DME Sports Academy High School National set the tone for Conference Play in a win against Potter's House Christian Academy 81-61.
HS National started the game with a chip on their shoulder from the last time they saw PotterHouse that ended in a 7 point loss for DME.
Starting the game, DME went on a 6-1 run that left Potterhouse trailing by 9 points, 12-3.
DME HS National won against The Rock School Tuesday night in an exciting matchup 55-53.
National came out ready to play and knew the magnitude of the game with The Rock being a traditional powerhouse nationally and one of the top SIAA schools.
Senior center Assane Diouf led the team with 17 points and 4 rebounds and sophomore Mayoum Mayoum had 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals.
DME High School National was in control the entire game against Inspire Preparatory Academy, and won the game 75-33.
The 2020 trio helped lead the team with all scoring double digits. Keano Calderon scored 14 points and shot 100% from the three-point line shooting 3-3.
On Friday night, DME Sports Academy’s High School National Team traveled to Miami to face Gulliver Prep, in an exciting overtime thriller.
Senior small forward Calvin Freeman II had a season-high of 20 points and 8 rebounds, but DME HS National fell short, 83-80, Friday night to Gulliver.
After trailing by 9 points at halftime, 44-35, DME fought back to cut the lead down to one, 51-50, with 2:30 left in the third quarter.
DME Sports Academy HS National Team and PG National Team each played three tough games this weekend, as part of their first of many national events. They traveled to Connecticut and took part in the Power Five Tip Off tournament along with Putnam Science which is ranked 4th in the country, Woodstock Academy ranked 5th, Redemption Christian, and Commonwealth Academy.
Post Grad Head Coach Wesam Al Sous said that the experience of playing three strong games in 3 days is essential and serves as a good foundation to build on for the next events.
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