BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Congratulations to the Calhoun Christian Cougars (15-5) on winning the 5th annual boys varsity basketball Tigers Tournament at Battle Creek Academy by a score of 51-41 over the Battle Creek Tigers (14-6) on Saturday night. The Factoryville Christian School Falcons (19-10) won the third place game by a score of 51-50 over the Kalamazoo Heritage Christian Academy Eagles (6-13).
MVP: Following the conclusion of the Saturday night games the Tigers Tournament most valuable player (MVP) trophy was awarded to Calhoun Christian Senior, #42 Nathan Bennett. Each team’s coaching staff selected their top 5 players of the tournament based on tournament performance. The coaches selection for the MVP award was unanimous with Nathan Bennett receiving all of the first place votes.
All Tournament Team:
1. (MVP) #42 Sr. Nathan Bennett (Calhoun Christian)
Bennett scored a game high 16 points in the Cougars first round win over Heritage Christian on Thursday night and led the Cougars to the Championship victory on Saturday night with 14 points. Bennett helped the Cougars set their school record for wins in a season as the Cougars finished their regular season with a record of 15-5.
2. (2nd Best Player) #3 Sr. Mitchell Belson (Factoryville Christian)
Belson scored 24 points on Thursday night in the Falcons first round loss to the Tigers and led the Falcons to victory on Saturday night in the third place game with a game high 20 points. Belson was recognized at halftime of the third place game for scoring over 1,000 points during his basketball career at Factoryville Christian.
3. (3rd Best Player) #21 Sr. Treshaun Boykins (Battle Creek Tigers)
Boykins led the Tigers to victory on Thursday night with a game high 28 points. Boykins also scored a game high 17 points on Saturday night in the Tigers loss to the Cougars in the tournament Championship game. Boykins finishes his Tigers basketball career with 892 points throughout his three years in the program.
4. (4th Best Player) #31 So. Isaiah Stein (Battle Creek Tigers)
Stein scored 22 points for the Tigers on Thursday night in their win over the Factoryville Christian School Falcons. Stein played a key part in the Tigers 14-6 season record.
5. (5th Best Player) #3 Sr. Matthew Andren (Calhoun Christian)
Andren scored 11 points on Thursday night for the Cougars in their first round victory over the Heritage Christian Academy Eagles. Andren also came up with a team high 16 points on Saturday night in the Cougars win over the Tigers in the tournament Championship game.