Crestview Force bound for national tournament

Force basketball

The Crestview Force sixth-grade boys basketball team captured Florida’s AAU Division 2 District Championship last month and qualified for July’s national tournament.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 06:33 PM.

The Crestview Force sixth-grade boys basketball team will play in a national tournament in July in Hampton, Va., following its April 28 Florida Amateur Athletic Union Division 2 District Championship win.

The team last month competed against top-caliber AAU programs in a tournament at The Big House Sports Complex in Tavares. The Force won its pool and advanced through the playoffs with wins against the St. Cloud Titans (52-20) and the E.Y.S.F. Panthers (72-57). It defeated the Leesburg T.G.F.B. (56-53) in the championship game. 

“The championship win was a great accomplishment for the Force program,” a spokesperson said. “All of the players competed fiercely and represented Crestview well.”

The team’s motto is "Hard work pays off on and off the court." 

For information on how you can help the Force go to or contact team representative Mark Purcell at 902-1964

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