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Both our teams the high school Cincinnati Dragons and the adult Cincinnati Royals are here in Wichita for the national tournament Thursday-Sunday. As of right now, the tournament is still on. I will provide updates throughout the tournament. The Royals will play games tomorrow at 9 and 3 and the Dragons will start on Friday. We are hoping to livestream the games on our Facebook pages if anyone is interested in watching - links below.

 

Cincinnati Royals Wheelchair Basketball Team - 51 Photos - 3 Reviews - Amateur Sports Team -

 

Cincinnati Dragons Wheelchair Basketball Team - Home | Facebook

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Thanks it is very disappointing especially for all the seniors who were hoping to play in their final tournament.

 

Exactly.

 

One of my Facebook Friends posted this, I believe it is relevant:

 

Some surprising nonchalance about the cancellation of college, and now potentially high school, sports seasons. Some of these kids have, for years, undertaken intense mental and physical training, sacrificing income, relationships, other opportunities; all for that shot at a championship. In the words of one athlete “some of us would rather play knowing there was a chance to get the disease than be deprived of our last season.”

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So we are probably the only sporting event still happening in the country, but the adult national wheelchair basketball tournament is being played since all teams had already arrived last night. Not sure if we're lucky or crazy?

 

Now the good news - the Cincinnati Royals advanced to the Final 4 with 2 victories today!

 

First game was a 60-49 victory over the #15 seed Sioux Falls. Jaime Mazzi led the Royals with 23 points including 5 3-pointers.

 

Second game was a 57-56 win over #10 seed Madonna Magic (Omaha). Back and forth game but the Magic tied at 56-56 with a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left. Royals advance ball to midcourt and call timeout with 0.4 seconds left. Run inbounds play to get a shot up and Greg Johnson gets fouled with no time left on the clock. Misses first FT but makes second to win the game! Jake Counts leads Royals with 18 points.

 

We play in the semifinals tomorrow morning at 10:00. Game will be livestreamed at Cincinnati Royals Wheelchair Basketball Team - 51 Photos - 3 Reviews - Amateur Sports Team - and National Wheelchair Basketball Association - Home | Facebook

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Congrats Royals!

 

Any update on the game from today?

 

Royals play well but lose to tough Houston squad by 11 points. We led most of the game but their fullcourt pressure wore us down and they made a big run in last few minutes. We finish 3rd place by far our best finish in the Royals 5 year history!!

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