Roundball Skills wins Fab 48 title

Roundball Skills Academy defeated Vegas Elite White 61-38 today to capture the Girls 15-Under Division at the Las Vegas Fab 48 tournament.

Members of the team are: Kylie Bagay, Taylor Hange, Heaven Hense-Dorroh, Namahana Keao Young, Ta’ Niyan Latson, Dominique Pacheco, Angle Pauole, Kayla Tansiongco and Hanah Urbano.

The games for Girls 15U were played at Faith Lutheran High School. RSA, coached by Marco Johnson, began pool play on Wednesday with a 62-48 over the same Vegas Elite White team.

On Thursday, they defeated Lady Snipers Spark 63-49. In semifinal play on Friday, Roundball Skills routed Elite Dynastr 60-33.

COMMENTS

  1. Rams33 July 29, 2017 6:53 pm

    Looks like the trophy says runner-up


  2. SDeSa July 30, 2017 6:41 am

    Roundball Skills Academy 15u Girls are the 2017 FAB48 Championship. The picture posted is incorrect. The correct photo and information were submitted for correction.


  3. Education First July 30, 2017 6:40 pm

    The FAB 48 is one of the lowest level tourneys in the nation for girls. Only the Jam on It and some Big Foot ones are lower.

    The highest out there is the Nike Championship in Atlanta. Before that is the Nike Nationals and Tournament of Champions in Chicago. Another pretty good tourney is the End of Oregon Trail.

    Most Vegas girls tourneys are very low level which is why many Hawaii Teams do well and win by a lot. If these same teams went to the Nike Tourneys they would get smashed.

    My niece plays for Town & Con3. Around Oahu they typically win by 30-40 points. However at Chicago they went 0-5, losing by an average of 29.5 ppg. And, they usually scored under 20, when they mostly score between 60-70 when playing against Hawaii teams.

    At the Nike TOC this year, there were some Hawaii Teams. In alpha order:

    Hawaii Storm 17
    Hawaii Storm 15
    Lady Stingrays
    Town & Con3 17
    Town & Con3 15


  4. ThinkSmartLiveSmart July 31, 2017 12:47 am

    Education First,
    Honestly, a simple CONGRATULATIONS will do! Your comment attacks and demeans not only Roundball but ALL the State of Hawaii basketball clubs that do the Vegas tournaments., except for STORM & your niece’s Town & Con3 teams as YOU so nicely and clearly pointed out. In addition to attacking ALL Hawaii clubs, except for STORM & Town & Con3, did you know your comment directly puts down and demeans these Roundball Girls’ accomplishments and hard work? Think about it “Education First”, shouldn’t we all support and be proud of ALL of our Hawaii kids, not only STORM and Town & Con3? Where’s your Aloha? If you are a Coach, a parent of a sports player, or part of an organization, I wish your kids the best not only in sports but also in life. There’s enough hate and negativity going on in the world, we should praise, rejoice, and be thankful for what our children accomplish and learn not only from their experiences but also from their parents, coaches, role models, mentors, etc. So thank you for giving us a lesson here that when people succeed there will be people who will be genuinely supportive and happy and there’s that harsh reality that there are people out there that will hate, degrade, belittle, demean, or just be straight up cold and it doesn’t matter if it’s a child or a team of children. Thank you for making us stronger and have a better sense of humility and compassion for negativity. So listen ALL Hawaii basketball clubs, except for STORM and Town & Con3, according to “Education First”, we ALL need to LOOK into participating in the Nike Tournament in Chicago….thank you for your kind suggestion, examples, statistics, and comment. I’m sure we ALL can learn from you “Education First”.


  5. FanOfAllKids July 31, 2017 10:54 am

    Wow! What a great accomplishment Roundball Skills Academy! What a negative, horrible comment from “Education First”. How dare you put in a comment like that. Jealousy is so horrible – I hope you become a better person. Good luck!


  6. Education First August 1, 2017 10:25 am

    I mean if you think it’s worthwhile to play in low level tourneys so you can beat weak teams by 30 points, then so be it. Way to set the bar and standards very low.

    For the record, 808 Basketball traveled to End of the Oregon Trail where there is a nice mixture of competition and did pretty well. They also went to the Dream in Anaheim and started off slow and finished strong, winning the consolation. Teams like 808 Basketball will rarely go undefeated since they challenge themselves against quality opponents. I have no problem complimenting folks. Coach Bob does a nice job.

    Coach Bobby of Team Stingray also does a great job. They usually travel to End of Oregon. This year they also went to Nike’s and from what her husband Donald told me, they loved the competition. Each game was a challenge. There were no 30 point blowouts against bad teams.

    Who pays that kind of money so they can beat up on weak teams. Ask around, almost all coaches know those tourneys I listed aren’t too competitive.

    I am sorry for speaking the truth. I will make sure your children get participation trophies for trying.


  7. Education First August 1, 2017 10:34 am

    @ ThinkSmartLiveSmart, I wrote, “My niece plays for Town & Con3. Around Oahu they typically win by 30-40 points. However at Chicago they went 0-5, losing by an average of 29.5 ppg. And, they usually scored under 20, when they mostly score between 60-70 when playing against Hawaii teams.” This is a fact, my niece’s team lost by a lot. But these kid’s parents wouldn’t use their hard earned money to travel to places to play bad competition so they can boost their egos and their parents can have a good time. It’s no coincidence that these tournaments have some of the least amount of college coaches attend.

    Hard work? Roundball barely practices. He took one amazing kid who plays for The Sharks and my buddy Grant, and wins since she is so good. He did not develop her. She developed with the Sharks. She is so good, that she could play with 4 6th graders and they would win. And who runs up scores against inferior teams?

    It’s no coincidence that when they played the Lightning, some Kailua dads were waiting on their coach in the parking lot. And when he ran the score up against Castle, some Kaneohe boys was waiting too. I heard the coach ran out the back of the gym.

    So I will conclude with, kids do try hard. They barely practice. The tourney isn’t very competitive. It’s low level. And many of the players on this team come from the Sharks where Mr. Grant Kidani trained.


  8. Education First August 1, 2017 10:35 am

    @ ThinkSmartLiveSmart, c’mon buddy, are you one of the parents whose kid isn’t very good but is riding the amazing Latson’s coat-tails?


  9. Tarheels August 1, 2017 5:19 pm

    Education First has nothing to do but put people down he is an internet toll #GETALIFE


  10. Dominic Pacheco August 1, 2017 7:29 pm

    @education first…. NO DAM ALOHA FOR OUR KIKI’S!!! SIMPLE HATER DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SPORT THE KIDS PLAY IN GIVE THE KIDS CREDIT… AND FOR YOUR NIECE THEY PLAYED IN THE LOWEST LEVEL THERE I KNOW THROUGH GOOD SOURCES…


  11. 808Baller August 2, 2017 10:09 am

    1. A VIOLENT DISTURBance,
    2. A TUMULTOUS reaction,
    3. Moves ANGRILY or FORCEFULLY,
    4. SUDDENLY ATTACKS,
    5. BE VIOLENT
    Readers, we ALL know what this is…ENOUGH SAID!


  12. Education First August 2, 2017 3:28 pm

    Dominic Pacheco August 1, 2017 7:29 pm
    @education first…. NO DAM ALOHA FOR OUR KIKI’S!!! SIMPLE HATER DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SPORT THE KIDS PLAY IN GIVE THE KIDS CREDIT… AND FOR YOUR NIECE THEY PLAYED IN THE LOWEST LEVEL THERE I KNOW THROUGH GOOD SOURCES…

    @Mr. Pacheco, if you follow High School Club Basketball, you would know that the lowest level for 15U at the Nike TOC is still leaps and bounds more advanced than even the 17U division at the Fab 48. It’s no coincidence that most top colleges are sitting at the game in this “low division” as you call it.

    Were there even any coaches at the FAB 48? Maybe CIT A & M, or Wazoo State Tech?

    I am just stating facts and it seems to hurt everyone’s feelings.


  13. Dominic Pacheco August 2, 2017 9:23 pm

    @Education I know more than what you think! But enough said show respect to the kids you fool.. Man up and stop hiding behind your nick name…


  14. 808Baller August 2, 2017 9:34 pm

    Get over yourself!! No one is hurt, NOT even the girls. I’m sure they find you entertaining. YOU’RE DOING A GREAT JOB SHOWING WHO YOU REALLY ARE even with your screen name. At least Dominic Pacheco is NOT hiding behind a screen name. Keep ranting…let it ALL out…go ahead, I’m sure you have a lot to get off your chest! Easy to talk and throw blows when you’re hiding behind “Education First”.
    ROUNDBALL…do know it’s not about you folks anymore. It’s about this person’s deep rooted personal issues.


  15. Education First August 4, 2017 7:59 am

    I notice that no one has come on here to tell me the information I have provided is incorrect. It’s also no coincidence that around 5-7 kids have left Roundball since their parents were not too happy with how the team was run.

    @808Baller, it’s amazing how you call me out, yet you hide behind a fictitious name. But I could be wrong. Maybe your mama named you 808 Baller (how original of a name), who knows. Way to live through someone else and prop them up for “allegedly” using a real name.

    So I could post Jimmy Jones and I it’s my real name too? BWAHAHHA!

    Until there is a legitimate signup using credit card information to authenticate yourself, then anyone can put a name and people could think it’s them.

    Regardless of who ir writing on here, I put my points. And other than people getting angry, I have yet for someone to prove my infroamtion to be inaccurate.


  16. J Hov August 4, 2017 5:11 pm

    Hey Education First, did u really write this:
    some Kailua dads were waiting on their coach in the parking lot. And when he ran the score up against Castle, some Kaneohe boys was waiting too.

    How old are you/they? who waits to fight a coach after a game? Really?!? Adults don’t do that! You sound petty & jealous. It’s concerning that you know an awful lot about Roundball! Why is that?!? Stalk much! I guess Roundball must be doing something right because you went and posted for the world to see your discontent for the coach & his teams, all while sounding like a jealous partner or unhappy parent whose kid gets no playing time. Or, are you mad that Sports Center gave Marco Johnson and the team a congrats shot out!!?!?!? #winning
    Congrats Roundball on all your success in Vegas & in the future!


  17. Education First August 8, 2017 12:57 pm

    @ J Hov. I am just posting facts. One was at the Lanakila league agaisnt Lightning. The other was the SHA league against Castle. Who wants to fight? Apparently the dads of kids. Since there were like 4-6 of them at both places. And I know a lot about many sports. I can give you info on soccer and volleyball too if you want. Amazing that no one can dispute what I write. Most of you have to alter what is being said or go on tangents. Also very interesting that their really good PG quit to go to play for B2B. And about 3 more are leaving to join other clubs. Maybe ask their parents why they are leaving if everything is so dandy?


  18. Education First August 8, 2017 1:14 pm

    @ J Hov,

    FYI, Hawaii Select was also on Sportscenter? So what’s your point? Almost every month, ESPN runs something about Hawaii.

    And why are they on there you you might ask? Neil Everett loves to put thing about Hawaii. We all know how solid of a coach Alika is. He doesn’t run up the score. He develops kids. He is a great guy. That’s why kids stay with Alika and parents are not furious and pulling their kids or waiting for him in the parking lot since he ran up the score against over matched teams.

    But then again, you probably want attention for your 6th grade team entering in the Kalihi Uka Lunch time league and you beat teams from Grades 3-5. You probably will make a shirt too. BWAHAHAH!


  19. Bob November 6, 2017 11:41 am

    My son works out with Marco Johnson regularly and has for some time. He is a great skills coach and does develop kids that want to work. Although my son does not play for Coach Marco, I know he does it for the kids and puts them in a position to succeed.


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