Select Division Championship Game
Michigan Crossover 2023 55
West Michigan Drive Daye 51
The 1st half saw two gritty teams scratching tooth and nail for baskets. After a back and forth flow for much of the half, the Crossover ended the half on a 9-1 run led by 2023 Dakota Alston's ability to get to the rim off the dribble and 2023 Sydney’s Hendrix’s ability to get her team extra possessions on the boards. For me, Hendrix was the catalyst for Crossover's 2nd half run. Her ability to mix up on the inside finishes tough shots, and score in transitions was consistent and needed. But there was no quit in WMD. After a barrage of three-pointers from Alston (2), 2024 Devin Hageman, and Mayla Hamm to start the half, WMD would settle in to make the game competitive on the shooting and competitive fire of 2023 Tianna Daye. Daye made big shots from beyond the arc to douse the Crossover Fire. She would go on to make five total triples for the game. With 2:00 left, and Crossover up 1, WMD would score out of bounds under to go up 1. The following possession, Select Division MVP Dakota Alston, attacked the basket and finished with her signature spin move for an AND1. That play would prove to be the difference as Crossover would go on the win the LBI Hoosier Summer Invitational Select Division Championship, 60-53 on clutch free-throw shooting by Hagemann to close out the game.
Select Division All-Tournament Team
Sydney Hendrix 2023 | MI Crossover
A factor on every rebound opportunity, tough as nails, runs floor relentlessly.
Devin Hagemann 2023 | MI Crossover
Significant impact on the game on both ends; putting the ball in the basket at all levels; murder in transition.
Dakota Alston 2023 | MI Crossover
Using body well to create AND1 opportunities; has good pace off the dribble.
Mahogany Cottingham 2023 | MAC Basketball Brittany
Ultra aggressive guard; defends at a high level; handful off the dribble.
Morgan Blackford 2023 | MAC Basketball Brittany
Crafty finisher; allows the game to come to her; finishes well in traffic.
Tianna Daye 2023 | West Michigan Drive Daye
Competitor; unwavering confidence in her three-ball; shoots with range and a quick trigger.
MVP - 2023 Dakota Alston