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Youth scene: Big weekend for Aim High Hoops

December 28, 2010
(Courtesy of Aim…)

The Aim High Hoops club program enjoyed a successful weekend as its boys' 12u and boys' 10U teams both captured tournament championships.

The Aim High Hoops Basketball Club's boys' 12U team won the Swoosh Winter Classic title in its division.

Aim High took early control and never looked back with its aggressive defensive and strategic offensive attack to beat NSAA, 51-39, and Tar Heel Nation, 36-19, heading into the title game, to win its second tournament of the season.

The club was led by the impressive overall play of Tyler Chacon (11 points, four assists, four steals and five rebounds), Anthony Beltran (13 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks), Shan Dharod (eight points and five assists), Mikey Ruiz (six points and three steals) and Chris Cox (two points and six rebounds).

The backcourt combo of Dharod, Chacon, Ruiz and Hatch set the tone defensively, while Beltran and Cox dominated the boards to lead the team.

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Contributing off the bench, Luke Vaflaidis (two points and four rebounds) and Kyle Hatch (two points, two assists and one steal) provided key minutes and depth throughout the tournament.

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10U wins a title too

The Aim High Hoops Basketball Club's boys' 10U team won the Swoosh Winter Classic title in the 10U division.

Aim High went undefeated by beating Team X (Focus) and the Conejo Quakes heading into the championship game,

Aim High stepped up aggressively to defeat the PCH Spartans, 33-12, to win their first tournament of the season.

The club was led by the stellar play of Tarik Aliyazicioglu (eight points and five rebounds), Jack Garza had his strongest game of the year with six points and six rebounds, Anthony Hall added four points, three rebounds and two assists. Joey Ruiz had two points, two steals and three blocked shots. Max Goffman led the team with four assists and four points.

Contributing off the bench Chase Hall had four points and three rebounds, Levi Fernandez provided three key steals along with several clutch outside jump shots and five points, Brandon Figueroa provided key minutes and depth throughout the tournament.

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