Buzzer-Beater Seals Championship Title for HSAA Blue Angels

National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships


Springfield, Missouri

March 14-19, 2011



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March 19, 2011

Springfield, Missouri. Tournament director Tim Flatt said the boys' 6A championship was one of the best games he has seen at the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships (NCHBC) tournament.

"We have had some really crazy games," Flatt said. "I would say this was a Top 5 game in the tournament's 20-year history."

Nearly 6,000 fans from around the country were on their feet at Hammons Center (Missouri State University) for the conclusion of Saturday night's matchup between the Dallas HSAA Blue Angels (34-7) and Houston HCYA Warriors (32-17).

Trailing by 1 with 18 seconds to play, HSAA junior Davis Kinville put up a jumper with 4 seconds to go. The ball barely hit the front of the rim and fell into the hands of a waiting Brett DeMetrotion.

Angels senior DeMetrotion was not going to lose the last game of his high school career. DeMetrotion grabbed the miss and tossed the ball behind his head for the game-winning shot as time expired. The 58-57 victory was the first Varsity national championship for the Angels' basketball program.

"I was thinking....if he misses the shot, I need to be there to clean it up," said DeMetrotion, who finished the game with 11 points. "I've been doing that all year, so I was ready for it."

It wasn't the first game-winning shot for DeMetrotion. The senior captain hit a 3-point buzzer-beater in the championship game of the Houston Christian Invitational Tournament earlier this year. "This one was definitely bigger," said the Angels' leading scorer.

HSAA began the 4th quarter facing an 8-point deficit. Things didn't get much better until 1:30 left, while trailing by 6 points. The Angels' press forced two Warrior turnovers in the final minute.

"I thought we were just about done until we got those last two turnovers," Angels coach Paul Davis said. "That gave us a chance. The last play...I did not choose to call a timeout so they couldn't set their defense...which just shows you what no coaching does. Just let them finish."

The Angels led only two times during the gameafter the first bucket of the game, leading 2-0, and the last 1.2 seconds, when it really counted. After the buzzer sounded, the Angels players mobbed each other at half court as the HCYA Warriors players and coaches could only stand in disbelief staring at the scoreboard.

HSAA 58      HCYA 57

Score by Quarters:







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Houston HCYA






Article contributed by Tim Day










The Winning Basket. As Davis Kinville lies on the ground after his missed shot, Brett DeMetrotion (14) watches his reverse layup fall into the basket. (Photo courtesy of Susan Bryant)



Celebration. After time expired, the team piles on Brett DeMetrotion, as Coach Davis instructs them on how to do it. HSAA alumnus Carter Davis is seen running away from the pile. (Photo courtesy of Susan Bryant)


Dallas HSAA vs. Houston HCYA Box Score

Player 2-Pt FG 3-Pt FG FT Reb Asst Steals TO Points
Judah Tanella 3-7 3-5 0-0 5 2 1 0 15
Davis Kinville 3-7 2-6 3-4 3 1 0 2 15
Brett DeMetrotion 3-12 1-3 2-2 7 4 0 0 11
Connor Davis 2-5 1-4 0-0 6 4 2 1 7
Cole Johnson 2-2 0-1 1-1 3 1 2 3 5
Phillip Jackson 1-4 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 0 3
Aaron Eckhoff 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 1 2
Noah Hill 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0
Pierce O'Dell 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0
HSAA TOTAL 15-38 7-21 6-7 27 13 7 8 58
HCYA TOTAL 12-26 8-20 9-16 27 8 5 13 57


Results of HSAA Teams

Springfield, Missouri

March 14-19

Click here for Final Tournament Scores

HSAA Team Head Coach Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Final Finish

Varsity Boys North (18U)

Paul Davis

W 64-38

Twin City Eagles, WI

W 63-30
Missouri Mavericks
W 73-56
West Tennessee Gryphons
W 76-56
Nashville Warriors
W 57-54
OKCity Storm
OS Champions
W 58-57
HCYA Warriors
Overall Championship
National Champions

Varsity Boys South (18U)

Charles Bryant

L 44-72

Chicago Crusaders, IL

W 53-48
San Antonio FEAST Patriots, TX
No Game W 65-64 (OT)
Spring SATCH Mavs "North"
L 62-65
OKCity Knights
L 40-55
Tulsa NOAH Jaguars
4th Place

Varsity Girls (18U)

Jeff Thorman

W 58-56

Nashville Warriors

L 48-70
Austin Royals, TX
No Game W 51-29
Knoxville Ambassadors
L 41-66
HCYA Warriors
L 48-59
KC Metro Mavericks
4th Place
JV Boys
Paul Davis No Game W 46-32
Shelby County Cougars, TN
L 61-64
Eastside Golden Eagles, Indiana
W 51-46
Crestwood Calvary Illinois
W 62-32
No Game 5th Place
9th Boys
Ricky Hulkenberg No Game W 65-47
Faulkner County, AR
L 26-59
OKCity Knights
W 67-58
BVCHEA Mustangs
Bryan, TX
L 36-55
Little Rock Flames
No Game 6th Place
JV Girls
Lee Green No Game W 64-36
Garland County Cougars
W 48-28
Houston HCYA Warriors
W 41-36
Little Rock Flames
No Game L 50-57
Championship Game
OKCity Storm
2nd Place
8th Boys Blue (14U)
Scott Briney No Game W 29-26
Little Rock Flames, AR
L 11-61
Houston HCYA Purple
L 25-41
Shelby County Cougars
L 33-35
Dallas Thunder
L 34-43
Kansas City East Lions
8th Place
8th Boys Red (14U)
Jim Wilkinson No Game L 12-50
Tulsa NOAH "B", OK
L 29-48
PTHSS Warriors
L 16-34
Team USA Red
W 34-6
Houston CHSA Gold
L 23-43
3rd Place
8th Girls
Robin Stokes No Game W 44-23
Team USA Blue
W 40-17
Quincy Saints, Illinois
L 26-42
Memphis Eagles
L 41-45 (OT)
OKCity Storm
L 24-40
Nashville Central Warriors
8th Place
7th Boys
Derek Leupen No Game W 49-46
OKCity Storm "Gold"
W 41-37
NW Indy Warriors,
W 60-57
Illinois Crusaders
No Game L 26-33
Championship Game
HCYA Warriors
2nd Place
7th Girls
Daniel Thompson No Game W 26-23
Dallas Thunder, TX
W 21-14
Memphis Nighthawks
L 2-27
Memphis Eagles
L 24-26
Team USA Red
No Game 4th Place
10U Boys
Don Dowdle No Game L 20-23
Memphis Eagles, TN
W 39-17
Tulsa NOAH Jaguars
W 33-25
Abilene Hawks
L 24-30
Ft Smith, AR
No Game 2nd Place
10U Girls
Chris Weinzapfel No Game L 32-34
OKCity Storm, OK
W 16-5
Team USA Blue
L 12-21
Team USA Red
W 23-0
Tulsa Jaguars
No Game 2nd Place


Dallas HSAA is a homeschool sports organization that serves the Dallas Metroplex areas.