MTW Showtime Nationals Championship game

Today’s title game:

Cal Sparks Gold 53, Tree of Hope Elite 34

Don’t let the score fool you – it was a great game. Seattle-based Tree of Hope Elite is well-coached, physical and relentless. University of Washington commit Kelli Kingma paced her team and kept it close until about midway through the second half, when Gold took over. With several ranked players on the California squad, it was to be expected.

Gold guard Courtney Jaco lead her team with 10 points.

A few game photos are below. Full tournament photo gallery is HERE.

Class of 2013 11th-ranked Erica McCall lays it up for Cal Sparks Gold.

Kelli Kingma played a heckuva game for Tree of Hope Elite, despite sporting a huge shiner from yesterday’s action.

They sat three deep for the championship game.

Full Nationals bracket.