That's a wrap for the AAU Spring Fling II weekend! It was a great tournament that included some very special guests from the WNBA.
The Chicago Sky, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury and the Indiana Fever joined AAU members at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports for a WNBA Preseason tournament. This event included two games on Friday night, the first between Chicago and Indiana, followed by Minnesota and Phoenix. Chicago and Minnesota won their games, earning them spots in the Championship game on Sunday afternoon. Phoenix and Indiana battled it out on Sunday morning in the consolation game, which Indiana won 75-60.
Anticipation was high for the Championship game, with Elena Delle Donne and her Chicago Sky team battling it out against last year's WNBA National Champions, the Minnesota Lynx. The Lynx dominated for most of the game, but Chicago never gave up, cutting a double digit lead to just seven when the clock ran out. The final score was Lynx 76, Sky 69.
After the game, WNBA President Laurel Richie presented the Minnesota Lynx with the WNBA Preseason tournament trophy.
The WNBA stars weren't the only ones who had championship games on Sunday. 29 AAU teams were awarded trophies, WNBA autographed basketballs and tournament tee shirts. Some of the WNBA players even dropped by to help hand out the awards!
Along with several coaches clinics, player panels and autograph sessions, this weekend's AAU Spring Fling II tournament was a huge success and we already can't wait until next year!
The links to the photo galleries from this tournament are listed below.
AAU Action Shots
AAU Award Photos
WNBA Action Shots
For exclusive videos, click on the links below.
WNBA President Laurel Richie
Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne
Minnesota Lynx Maya Moore
Indiana Fever Assistant Coach Sylvia Crawley
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7th Grade Girls' World Championship
5th Grade Girls' World Championship
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4th Grade Boys' Div. I & II World Championship
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AAU Junior Olympic Games - All Sports Combine
CANCELED Battle of the Bling
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