Seventy teams competed, but only two went undefeated, and that's how the Pistons and the Cavs won Raleigh Parks and Recreation boys basketball championships.
The Junior League Pistons and the Little League Cavs capped perfect seasons by winning their divisions in the City of Raleigh Youth Basketball Championships played March 17 at the Barwell Road Community Center.
Twenty-eight Junior League teams and 42 Little League teams are divided over four Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department districts, program manager David Tugwell said. Each team plays 12 regular-season games, followed by a district tournament and then the City Championship tournament, where teams must win three games to win the title.
In the Junior League for ages 13-14, the Pistons, who competed in District A at Brier Creek, finished their season 17-0. In the league tournament championship, the Pistons defeated District C's Huskies 59-58.
In the Little League Division for ages 11-12, the Cavs, representing District D, completed a perfect season by defeating District B's Hoyas 31-28.
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- Teri Boggess