Indy Hawks 94 – New Jersey Warriors 61
In their last game of the 2011 USADB tournament, the Indy Hawks came ready to play and to represent the state of Indiana. Their 94-61 demolition of the New Jersey Warriors came behind the power play of the Hawks post players, who combined for 56 points over the much smaller Warriors. In seizing the lead, all 7 Hawks scored and contributed in many different ways. The 5th place finish was the lowest for an Indianapolis team this decade and a matter of pride for the 7 Hawks who were able to dress and represent their city and state with pride. The win gave the Hawks a 22-7 season record, which also saw the Hawks capture the WSAD invitational and CBAD championships.
The Hawks’ Onye Davis was selected to the All-tournament 2nd team. The Hawks’ Carl Wayne Denney was chosen the Coach of the Year by his peers for the 3rd time in 7 seasons. The NoVa Diplomats defended their USADB crown by defeating the DSA Stars in a hot game, 74-68. The Diplomats Jon Mowl was selected tournament MVP.
In an interesting twist of fate, Hoosiers dominated the USADB with the Hawks leading the tournament in team rebounds, Fort Wayne native Robert Haney, Jr scoring 138 points in 4 games, including an 49 point semi-final explosion in the New Mexico Cougar’s loss to the DSA Stars and Fishers native Jon Mowl leading his Northern Virginia Diplomats to the USADB championship and being honored as tournament MVP for the second consecutive year. Hoosiers have been tournament MVP the past 5 years (Haney 2007, 08, 09 and Mowl ’10 and ’11).