Master Your Sports ‘Elite 8’ team wins Carmel Valley Open Basketball League Championship

The Master Your Sports ‘Elite 8’ basketball team: Back row (L-R): Co-Coach Sajani Patel, Ethan Chang, Caden Francke, Andy Kim, Alex Cabulio, Co-Coach Malhar Patel. Front row: Satish Patel, Nick Hazzard, Tejan Patel, Drew Ventimiglia.

On Aug. 4, Master Your Sports “Elite 8” beat out the Breakers with a 30-29 victory to win the Summer 2014 Basketball Open League championship for third/fourth grade.

The team worked hard on developing team chemistry and camaraderie on and off the court. The boys beat the Thunder in the semifinals with a score of 34-24.

Tired from the semifinal game, but hungry for a win, the boys battled the entire championship game against the Breakers.

In the first half, both teams traded baskets and went into halftime with a tie score of 12-12. The lead in the second half shifted from team to team, until the Elite 8 sealed the game with a key free throw with less than a minute left in the game.

Congratulations to the Elite 8 and co-coaches Malhar Patel and Sajani Patel for a fantastic come from behind season!