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Blizzard Athletics team wins AAU tourney


COLUMBIA,SC (WWAY) -- The Flight 22 showcase basketball team that is based out of Brett Blizzard's basketball gymnasium in Wilmington captured first place on Sunday in the Big Shots USC AAU basketball tournament in Columbia, South Carolina. The Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics Team won three games at the University of South Carolina to claim the title. Hoggard junior Drew Combs was named MVP of the tournament after Sunday's championship game.

Nathan Faulk is the head coach of Flight 22. Faulk is also the head basketball coach at South View High School in Cumberland County. Faulk is a UNCW graduate and a native of Nakina.

Brett Blizzard is UNCW's all-time leading basketball scorer and the owner of Blizzard Athletics Player Development. Blizzard is also WWAY's Full Court Press co-host.


Saturday's first game:

Flight 22 68
Twin Cities Flyers 62

Jeremy Smith 17 points (James Kenan)
Tyler Thayer 12 points (Hoggard)
Elijah Wilson 8 points (Laney)
Drew Combs 8 assists (Hoggard)
Saturday's semi-final game:

Flight 22 67
Garner Road Bulldogs 32

Jeremy Smith 26 points
Drew Combs 11 points
Tyler Thayer 10 points

Sunday's championship game:

Flight 22 70
Carolina Hawks 61

Glenn Patterson,Jr. 18 points (Red Springs)
Drew Combs 16 points
D.J. Mason 10 points (West Bladen)

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