September 10, 2013 > Thunder closes season with championship
Thunder closes season with championship
Submitted By Anthony Lynch
The 8th grade Tri City Thunder Blue Elite squad closed out the AAU season by going 3 to 0 to claim a hard fought championship at the prestigious MVP Flight Labor Day Challenge.
In the opening game of the tourney, the Thunder, led by Hekili Jordan's 20 points, rallied from 13 points down to upend the powerful Olympic Club squad from San Francisco, 54 to 45. In the championship game, the team had to dig deep to overcome tournament host MVP Flight Black squad, 51 to 50.
Tyler Lynch sank the game-winning free throw with three seconds left to secure the win, while Isaiah Washington paced the Thunder scorers with 16 points. Other Thunder contributors included Akshay Aravindan, Ramon Barragan, Devonte Johnson, Atmar Mundu, Richard Pabalate, & Monty San Juan.