2015 Basketball Champions
This year, in March of 2015, the PG Bear’s Coaches walked on the court as the underdogs in the MLSA basketball league this year. With only 3 teams in the league, a 7u, 9u, and 11u, only 2 of them made it pass the playoffs and had a shot at winning the championship this year. The 9u played a decisive game and was crowned champion over the PG Chargers and so much emotion was on the court that many of the PG Bears kids had tears of joy for winning the championship this year.
The 11u, lead by Head Coach John Shackelford knew going in that Metro Spartans had scouted them very well. They had previously played the Spartans at least once during the regular season and they knew the Bears offense and defense well and was prepared. The 1st half of the game didn’t look too bright for the 11u Bears team as they were down at least 11 points going into half time. Coach Shackelford however, rallied his team with his normal motivating half time speech and adjusted his defense and which lead the 11u Bears basketball team to a 45-31 victory over the Spartans giving the 11u Bears a Championship Win.