2019 City League Champions
In rematch of 2018 Final Performance Mechanical Contracting wins 2019 City League!
The two best teams at The City League in 2018 and 2019 has been clear. Sydney McDaniel and Andre Owens' squads met for a second consecutive year in the City League Title Game. A crowd of approximately 200 people showed up to catch this much anticipated matchup. Performance Mechanical Contracting was led by former Hoosiers Robert Vaden and Andre Owens while The ReDevelopment Group brought former Boilermaker guard John Hart to the fight. After a game where the lead changed hands multiple times John Hart converted an And 1 with under 15 seconds to go in regulation to send the game to OT. The game would go into a second overtime before PMC finally prevailed 66-62 in Double OT! Robert Vaden led all scorers with 22 points while John Hart paced The ReDevelopment Group with 21 points.
Andre Owens and PMC take home The City League's $3,000 Cash Prize. They will call themselves City League Champions until March of 2020.
2018 City League Champions
The 2018 City League Champion - PRN Graphics!
As the 2018 City League moved through pool play it was evident that PRN Graphics led by Sydney McDaniel and Andre Owens' Fairly Handy squad were on a collision course to meet in the tournament final with one eventually calling themselves Champion.
Each team finished as the #1 seed in their pool and quietly worked their way through the tournament until each was the last standing on their side of the bracket. The much anticipated championship game didn't disappoint especially early on with both teams going back and forth answering each other with jump shots. PRN Graphics pulled out to a 10 point halftime lead with Jonathan Pittman hitting four big first half 3 pointers. The second half saw Fairly Handy climb back into the game before finally falling 62-59 to PRN.
Former UINDY guard Keith Radcliff finished with a game high 20 points for Fairly Handy while PRN relied on balance getting 14 points each from Reece Cheatham and Jonathan Pittman.
PRN Graphics takes home the 2018 City League Prize of $3,000 Cash!
2017 City League Champions
Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation wins the 2017 City League!
Bruce Beasley brought his team to the City League from a top men’s league played over at Northwest High School. Their team, sponsored by Mapleton –Fall Creek Development Corporation was led by younger brother Brandon Beasley, an NAIA All-American and NBDL draft pick of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
After going 2-1 in pool play and earning the #6 seed in the tournament, the MFCDC team, established themselves as the team to beat after a convincing win over former Pacer Andre Owens' # 3 seed Nathaniel Lee team 67-55.
In the championship game Mapleton-Fall Creek played a team, Whatever It Takes, who rolled through pool play and previous rounds of the tournament undefeated. They were led by Ronal Davis and former Indiana All-Star Tony Passley. MFCDC got off to a blistering start with Mike Witherspoon hitting six 3’s in the first half. Whatever It Takes came back to make it a close game but finally fell to MFCDC 73-68.
Beasley’s team is the first City League Community Basketball Tournament champion taking home the $2,000 cash prize. Team Roster Below: