The brackets have been released. You can view them by visiting www.tonkabuckets.org and navigating to the tournament page. Please share with all within your association.
Also - please have anyone playing in the 6B, 7B or 8B carefully review the brackets as those brackets all play into another championship bracket for trophies. It is put into the brackets but want to make sure everyone reads the brackets.
We have tried to minimize travel for ctain associations where we were able. A couple brackets 6A and 8A only playnight and so we had less flexibility in those brackets.
Also the directions and rules have also been put out on that same page.
We look forward to seeing you all next week and another successful tournament.
Tournament Director, Minnetonka
The STMA 4th Grade Gold team grabbed first place honors in the November 23rd-24th Armstrong Cooper tournament. In the first game of the morning, the Knights grabbed a quick 23-6 halftime lead over Cooper and held on in the second half to come away with a 32-15 win. Emma Miller led the scoring for the Knights with 14 points, followed by Ellie Breuer with 7 and Tessa Johnson with 6. Brooke Mattson, Belle Johnshoy, and Sophie Juntenen also scored. Ellie had 10 steals to lead the way while Emma had 7 rebounds.
In the second game of the morning, the Knights took on a good Chaska team and came away with a 34-10 win. Defensively, the Knights were impressive as Ellie and Emma contributed 8 and 7 steals respectively. Ellie led the Knights with 14 points while Tessa (11 points--5/8 on free throws), Emma (8) and Brooke (2) all contributed. Belle led the team with 5 rebounds.
In the Championship game, the Knights faced Wayzata and left with a 44-10 win. The Knights were tough on the boards and the shots were aplenty as the Knights tallied 26 offensive rebounds led by Emma (7), Brooke (5), Belle (4), Sophie (4) and Jenna Johnson (3). Ellie, Brooke, and Tessa were all standouts defensively as each contributed 6 steals. On the offensive end, Emma led the way with 14 points while Tessa (14), Ellie (8), and Brooke (6) all helped the cause.
The Knights next tournament will be December 6th-8th in Minnetonka.