Southeastern Opening kicked off this past weekend in Columbia, SC. There were upwards of 40 teams on hand (boys & girls) from all throughout the south-east. 6 different age divisions had a chance to compete for the chance to crowned champions.
The Southeastern Opening was the introduction to the newly formed Southeastern Cup. This is a series of events that will be hosted at the Recreation Arena in Columbia, SC over the next four months. The Southeastern Cup is open to Boys & Girls teams from throughout the south-eastern region. Teams must complete in at least two sessions to qualify for the finals (June 10-11).
In the Middle School girls division the Carolina Raptors had it rolling this weekend. They went 4-1 picking up a (49-36) win in the championship over Team USC. Their lone loss came in pool play to Team KST (59-48).
Team USC Elite wins the 8th grade division by picking up a (59-50) win over TSF in the championship. USC Elite was a perfect 4-0 this weekend picking up wins over Team KST White, and Lowcountry Elite once in pool play and another in bracket.
Lowcountry Elite 2028 had a battle test weekend going 3-1 on there way to a (60-58) win over Team USC in the 7th Grade championship. They beat Flight Elite, and lost their 2nd pool play game to Carolina Celtics (36-30). They would go on to avenge that loss in bracket play (59-48).
TSF 2029 went a perfect 4-0 in the 6th grade division this weekend. They pulled off a (62-61) win over Queen City Ballers in the championship game. Along the way to the ‘ship – they would get wins over LCE (48-34), Southern Kings (54-45), and Team USC (64-60).
In the 5th grade division Team USC Premier took home the trophy after defeating Team Elite. Premier went through the weekend unbeaten, picking up wins over Southern Kings (47-12), Team USC Black (58-24), and Team United (45-32).
In the 4th grade division the Augusta United Kings carried out the trophy with a (49-35) win over CRU. AUG went a perfect 4-0 on the weekend picking up wins over Team United 3rd (47-46), Team USC (41-24), and CRU again (61-45).