Boys basketball team bound for nationals

The Crestview Force, an Amateur Athletic Union boys basketball team

The Crestview Force, an Amateur Athletic Union boys basketball team, will compete in next week's AAU Boys Basketball National Championship. Top row, from left, are Assistant Head Coach Heath Childs, Bryson Childs, Terelle Holliday, Wes Wilmot, D’Marcus Purcell and Tyree Johnson. Bottom row: Kennedy Gray, Jay Stanton, Zayne Lavine, Octavious McLaughlin and Bobby Sanders Jr. Not pictured are head coach John Kimble, assistant coach Jack Stanton and teammate Markus Malloy.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 19:31 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Force, an Amateur Athletic Union boys basketball team, will head to Tennessee next week to participate in a national tournament.

The 11-player team is going to Memphis after winning the state boys basketball tournament in May for the second straight year.

 The team, coached by John Kimble and assistant coaches, took home the state trophy in the Seventh grade, Division II category. The Force is competing in the same division for the national championship.

'More special'

Player Terelle Holliday, 13, said the team is more than ready for the tournament.

“I just want to go out there and win,” he said.

The team has set fundraisers to help cover travel expenses. In addition to collecting donations at the Crestview Wal-Mart and organizing car wash benefits, the team  has a gofundme.com account.



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