The second-seeded Bulldogs, coached by John Ham, bested the top-seeded Deacons in a great Majors basketball final, last Saturday, at the Chastain gym. At the end of the first 3 quarters, the largest margin was 2 points, reflecting the closeness of the game. In the 4th quarter, the Bulldogs rode back to back 3 point baskets by Luke Ham and Charlie Ferguson to turn a 1 point game into a 7 point margin, and they never looked back, winning by a final score of 48-40. The loss for Coach Mike Drumm's team was their first of the year, as they had gone through the regular season undefeated, and ended their season a laudable 13-1. Each player for each team contributed to their team's success; it was 16 boys scrapping and fighting in 32 minutes of excellent basketball. Hats off to both these teams and their coaches, and to all of the coaches and kids who played basketball at NYO this winter.
At half-time, the coveted PCA coaches award for the Majors, voted on by all NYO majors coaches, was given to Bobcats coach Aaron Clarke.
Pictured for the champion Bulldogs are George Creasman; Charlie Ferguson; Blake Fierman; Luke Ham; Parker Hammond; David Maxwell; William Maxwell; and Thomas Rollauer.