The Indy Hawks captured the inaugural CBAD championship by defeating the Chicago Central Zone by the score of 80-67 in the championship game. Paced by CBAD tournament Most Valuable Player Brian Bippus, The Hawks were in command from tip-off to game conclusion.
The Hawks out-rebounded the Zone, 38-18 with 27 rebounds coming off the defensive boards. Behind Edlin Dorn’s 19 points and 12 rebounds and Keith Westhoelter’s 14 points , the Hawks were cruising in the second half despite a run by the Zone.
The Hawks (20-12) defeated Detroit 109-40 in the semifinals behind Edlin Dorn’s 20 (including 5 dunks) and Gabriel Paulone’s 18 points, alongside Onye Davis’ 15 points and 8 rebounds.
In a pregame ceremony – Robert Haney, Jr,: Edlin Dorn and Keith Westhoelter were honored by the Indy Hawks for their contributions to Team USA last summer. The Team USA Basketball won the Gold Medal.