The Newport-Mesa Tar Heels Boys 5th grade all-net team completed an outstanding winter season by winning the top division All-Net league title going 13-1 and remaining ranked No. 1 in the boys 5th grade division.
The Tar Heels played their best basketball of the season, crushing the Yorba Linda Pumas 57-26 and Niguel Aliso Evolution 51-9 last weekend to capture the regular-season title. Jake Hamilton led all scorers, averaging 16.5 points per game and 6.5 steals per game while Nico Dasca added 8.0 ppg and 3.0 spg. DJ Rodman averaged 7 rebounds per game and 4.0 ppg; Luke Chelf added 7.0 ppg, Sam Barela 4.0 ppg / 2.0 spg and Matt Olson 5.0 ppg / 3.0 rpg.
Johnny King manned the paint blocking 4 shots and pulling-in 14 rebounds while Mason Melcer (2.0 ppg /2.0 spg), Adam Flood (3.0 ppg / 3.5 rpg) and Ethan Barnes (3.0 ppg / 2.0 spg) played tremendous defense shutting-down both teams best scorers.
The Tar Heels led the league in scoring this season with a 47.26 average and allowed a league-low 28.0 points per game, shutting down the best scoring teams all season.
The team is coached by Scott Stucki and will play in the top division in the All-Net Super-Sectionals nect weekend in Orange County.