U14 EYBL Superfinal

Our talented U14 team took part in the last event of season 23-24, the EYBL Superfinal stage in the beautiful town of Sibiu, Romania. Superfinal was a thrilling event, filled with intense, high-level competition and standout performances. Coach Miguel’s team demonstrated remarkable skill and determination, facing a series of challenging games with respectful fight and effort.

Opening Game: Victory Against Spanish Santa Cruz 62-43
Our team started the tournament on a high note, securing a decisive victory against the Spanish team Santa Cruz 62-43. After a slow first half, our players showcased excellent teamwork and strategy, setting a strong tone for the rest of the competition. Highlights can be found here: London Elite (@london_elite_) β€’ Instagram photos and videos

Second Game: Tough Loss to Hungarian Honved Budapest
In their second match, our team faced a formidable opponent in Hungarian Honved Budapest. Despite a valiant effort, we fell short with a score of 63-72, finishing second in our group. Our played fought till final whistle but opposition proved to strong on that day. Highlights: London Elite (@london_elite_) β€’ Instagram photos and videos

Third game: Win Over Polish Side Energa Gdynia
Entering the playoffs, our team was determined to bounce back from the group stage loss. They did just that, delivering a commanding performance against the Polish team Energa Gdynia. The match ended with a 67-50 victory, propelling our team into the final game with renewed confidence.  Highlights: London Elite (@london_elite_) β€’ Instagram photos and videos

Game 4: Defeat by London Stars
The final game of the tournament saw our team face off against the London Stars. Despite a strong start and relentless effort, we were ultimately defeated with a score of 66-80. This match was a testament to the team’s perseverance and skill, even in the face of tough competition. Watch highlights here: London Elite (@london_elite_) β€’ Instagram photos and videos

Coach Miguel McKelvey summed up our 23-24 campaign: “EYBL was a great journey for the boys this year. We traveled to Istanbul, Poland and Romania and played against challenging competition that helped us grow as a team. It played an important role in developing team chemistry, and contributed to our success in the NBL season.”

Individual Accolades
Niko Sagiryan: All-Star 5
Niko Sagiryan’s exceptional performance throughout the tournament earned him a well-deserved spot on the All-Star 5 team. His contributions on the court were vital to our team’s success, showcasing his talent and dedication.

Iggy Zakrzewski: Team MVP
Iggy Zakrzewski was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). His outstanding play and leadership were instrumental in driving the team forward, making him a key player in every game.

The U14 Superfinal stage in Sibiu, Romania, was a remarkable journey for our team. With each of our nine players gaining much-needed experience, the season 23-24 is one for the books and will be remembered fondly. The future is indeed looking bright for our squad, thanks to the dedication and hard work of Coach Miguel and the entire team.

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