Two of the four division champion teams are newbies to the NGBA basketball organization. The New York City Onyx competed in the competitive division winning a hard-fought contest against the long team participants ATL Blaze, 33- 36.
The Dallas ThunderCats Too also competed in a hard fought game against the Austin Sparks in the Recreational division, and the lower Recreational game was won by the NYC KIC over the SF Gold.
The Open Championship game was a battle between DC Sentinels-A and the SF Rockdogs 2. DC jump out to a 15 point lead in the first 5 minutes of the game and never looked back. The Rockdogs made a run in the second half, getting within 5 points with 5 minutes to go, But the Rockdogs were not able to overcome the large early deficit as DC was running on all cylinders finishing the game making 5 out of six free-throws to secure the win.