BlazeSports Atlanta Junior Hawks in Southeast Regional Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

The BlazeSports Atlanta Junior Hawks travel to Birmingham, AL for the 2015 Southeast Regional Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. The SE Regionals hosted by the Lakeshore Foundation, is now one of the largest Junior tournaments in the country this season with 12 Varsity teams and 4 Prep teams entered. The SE Regionals will be one the last major tournaments in the season for teams to improve their national rankings prior to the final seeding for the 2015 National Championship tournament.

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association posted the February national rankings and The BlazeSports Atlanta Junior Hawks Varsity squad improved to #4 in the country, the highest ranking in the history of the team.  Prep rankings have not been posted this season, but the Hawk’s National Champions Prep team is still undefeated so far this season.

The team seeding for the SE Regional was based on the NWBA’s February 9 Junior Division rankings.

    SE Regional Seeding  NWBA Ranking   Feb 9th 
Houston 1 1
BlazeSports Atlanta Jr. Hawks 2 4
Dallas  3 6
Grand Rapids Pacers (MI) 4 9
Turnstone Flyers (IN) 5 10
Katie’s Komets White 6 14
Rancho Renegades (CA) 7 18
Lakeshore Lakers (AL) 8 25
Mississippi Wheelcats 9 26
Katie’s Komets Red 10 45
Raleigh Revolution 11 46
Montgomery Eagles 12  

As the #2 seed, BlazeSports Atlanta Junior Hawks Varsity team will play two games on Saturday, February 16, starting with the winner of Game 4, Rancho Renegades vs. Katie Komets Red the #10 seed.                                           

The Prep division only attracted 4 teams: BlazeSports Atlanta Jr. Hawks, the Mississippi Wheelcats, the Lakeshore Sharks (AL) and the Charlotte Hornets (NC). Each of the Prep teams will play each other on Saturday, also giving the Hawks’ Prep team three games on Saturday with playoffs games scheduled for Sunday.

For more information on The BlazeSports Atlanta Junior Hawks contact Jessie Romito at jromito@blazesports.org.

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