The Falling Creek Blackhawks 11-U basketball team won the Chesterfield Basketball League championship in the Minor PAC 10 division on March 3 with a 38-25 win over Ettrick.
The team was coached by Andrew Lewis, who played at Thomas Dale High School in 1977-78 and is in the school’s Hall of Fame. The assistant coach was John Matthews and the statistician was John Sulimay. Lewis also coached at L.C. Bird for a number of years.
The Blackhawks finished the regular season with a 9-1 record losing only to a tough Ettrick team. In the playoffs, they defeated Gates and Wells to make it to the championship game. It is the second consecutive year they won the championship.
The Falling Creek players are: Khalil Brooks, Daniel Buckingham, Kardae Dixon, Keron Hendrickson, Kelvin Johnson Jr., Deondre Jones, Jaylen Matthews, Major Preston Jr., Kyree Richardson, Dekari Riley and Nana Utsey.