The Lake Shore 11U B Underdawgs boys basketball team secured all-important neighborhood bragging rights with three wins over local competition to win the championship of the Northeast Eagles Classic over Presidents Day weekend.
The team of Keller Herzberger, Ashton Martin, Brody Reeves, Luke Sitorius, Christian Spoone, Dylan Adams, Jimmy Selig, Aidan Richter and Connor McAndrew, coached by Keir Richter, Ryan Herzberger and Doug Sisson, went 3-1 at the tournament, with all three wins coming against local competition.
The 'Dawgs lost their opening game on Saturday against the Lake Shore 11U Cougars Big Blue, 25-21. From there, the 'Dawgs played in their regularly scheduled county game before coming back to tournament to play against the 11U Bucs, who they defeated 37-30.
The following day, they defeated another Bucs 11U team 36-20, putting them into the championship for a rematch with the Lake Shore Cougars Big Blue. This time, the 'Dawgs grabbed an early lead and held on through the end, winning 18-11.
“The boys never gave up this weekend and fought through some tough situations,” said coach Richter. “I couldn’t be more proud of how they came together as a team.”