University of Arizona Women win East Regional Wheelchair Basketball Tournament Print E-mail
Written by John Hamre   
The Lady Liberty Women's Wheelchair Basketball East Regional was held on Saturday January 30th, 2010 at the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing, NY.  One of only 3 Regional Tournaments in the United States for the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Women's Division.  6 teams participated and included exhibition games with the local NY/NJ Men's Wheelchair Basketball Teams from the Eastern Wheelchair Basketball Conference (EWBC).  The game of the day was the Lady Liberty facing the young ladies from the University of Arizona.  After a close first half, the women of U of Arizona pulled away from the local team by a score of 55 to 28 to win the East Regional

Final Standings East Regional Women's Division
1st Place - University of Arizona
2nd Place - Lady Liberty

All-Tournament Awards
Class I - Jillian Marks - Lady Liberty
Class I - Jennifer Poist - University of Arizona
Class II - Kelly Loth - Lady Liberty
Class II - Tomara Moss - University of Arizona
Class III - Nicole McDonald - University of Arizona
Class III - Lareese Lopez - University of Arizona
Freddy Jones Sportsmanship Award - Cacsmy Brutus - Lady Liberty
Most Valuable Player - Elizabeth Acosta - University of Arizona
Al Youakim Spirit Award - Dave Deas

Thanks to all the volunteers from the Wheelchair Sports Federation, NYC Parks and Recreation Department and Crowne Plaza LaGuardia Airport Hotel who helped make this a great tournament and first of an annual commitment to hosting Women's Wheelchair Basketball in NYC.  We look forward to seeing everyone next year for the 2nd Annual.
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 February 2010 00:42