The VCC Ohio Warriors boys basketball team, whose roster includes players from several area communities, advanced to the third round of the championship bracket in the Adidas Super 64 tournament held July 24-28 in Las Vegas.
The Warriors won all three of their games in pool play at the U15 tournament, beating the Idaho Slam from Boise 64-14, the Regina Junior Cougars from Saskatchewan 83-22 and Billups Select from Aurora, Colo., 58-34 to advance to the championship round.
They then beat the Idaho Select 15U Gold from Boise 70-61 and the Wisconsin Playground Warriors from Kaukauna, Wis., 58-39 before falling to the Michigan Mustangs from Oak Park, Mich., 52-50.
The Warriors went 49-4 during the AAU season that began in April.
The team practices at the Vineyard Community Center in Westerville.
Dave Spiller, who formerly assisted at Ohio State, Fordham, St. Joseph's, Canisius and Boston College, is the Warriors' head coach.
Players from central Ohio include Northland's Jordan Kinchen and Seth Towns, Gahanna's Matthew Moyer, Walnut Ridge's Malik Harrison, Groveport's Tyus Ferguson and Tyrell Carter and Reynoldsburg's Mark Fair.
Towns is a 6-foot-8 forward and post player who has Division I scholarship offers from Dayton and Xavier. Moyer is a 6-7 post player with offers from Detroit Mercy and Dayton.
The Warriors were runners-up in the Gold Division of the King James Tournament held April 26-28 in Akron and won the Gold Division of the Gym Rats Memorial Day Run-n-Slam Classic from May 24-26 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
-- Jarrod Ulrey