BANGOR, Maine — Did We, a Boston-area team with an unusual name, knocked off two-time champion Shad Nation 70-53 Sunday to capture the 5th Annual Noonan Basketball Tournament at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym.
Did We went 3-0 in pool play and ran through the single elimination tourney on Sunday, winning four games to claim the title. They finished 7-0 overall.
Former 2012 NCAA Division II first-team All-American Scott Dennis, who played for Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, lead the winners with 21 points in the final. Derek Mayo chipped in with 15 points and Ronnie Turner added 10.
Two former Bates College players, Nick Schmiemann and Zak Ray, a former Bangor High star, paced Shad Nation with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Shad Nation, also based out of Boston, went 2-1 in pool play and 3-1 in the tourney to finish to finish 5-2 overall.
Twenty teams competed in 30 games of pool play on Friday and Saturday before entering the 15-game single elimination round Sunday.
Did We led at halftime 31-19 and then extended its lead in the second half for the 17-point win.
The tourney featured many outstanding former Div. I, II, and III college players along with some current college standouts.
The tournament raises annual scholarship funds for a Bangor High student and commemorates Noonan, a former Bangor High basketball standout who died in automobile accident on April 12, 2012.
Did We (7-0) 70
Dennis 9-1-21, Mayo 6-1-13, Bessette 2-0-4, Juitt 1-0-3, O’Neil 1-0-2, Theriault 2-0-4, Turner 5-0-10, Fragnoli 4-0-8, Tuttle 1-0-2.
Shad Nation (5-2) 53
Schmienmann 4-2-14, Ray 4-3-13, Keller 3-0-9, Deering 2-0-4, Dale 4-1-9, Keller 3-0-6, Pelotte, Stockwell, Garcia, Wittman, Williams, Johnson, Lanchantin, Gallant.
3-pt. goals: Juitt 1, Dennis 2; Ray 2, Schmiemann 4, Keller 3, Dale 2
Halftime: Did We 31-19