Team DEMI continues its dominance in its inaugural season on the AAU circuit, as its 5th, 6th, and 7th grade teams all advanced to the Gold championship bracket of the 2013 Maryland Invitational Tournament. The MIT is considered to be one of the top tournaments in the Nations, and the 2013 field followed suit, to make this years tournament deep with high level teams and tough competition. Team DEMI 7th grade squad featured a pair of HEA alumni in Ghared Boyce and Kani Glover.
Team DEMI 7th grade squad opened up pool play with a 56-51 victory against the back-to-back North Carolina state champion Running Rebels. In its second game in pool play action, Team DEMI cruised to a 57-23 win against River City Reign (VA). Having finished undefeated in pool play and earning 1st place in pool K, Team DEMI advanced to the round of 32 in the Gold championship bracket. On Saturday evening, Team DEMI faced a disciplined Baltimore Elite team, who finished 1st in pool N. After falling behind early, Team DEMI 7th grade was unable to close the gap, losing a hard fought contest. Although they didn’t advance to the round of 16, Team DEMI continued to prove they can compete on a national level.