The NorthWood Panthers earned the first ever Dan Gunn Holiday Classic Championship over the weekend. Thursday, the Panthers defeated Mishawaka 55 to 43. Earlier that evening, South Bend Clay defeated Edwardsburg (MI) to move to the championship as well. Friday night saw a fast paced game. The Panthers jumped out to a lead, but Clay wouldn’t go away. In the end, the Panthers earned the championship by defeating Clay 65 to 53. This is now four straight holiday tournaments the Panthers have won.
The JV Panthers were champions on the JV side of the tournament as well. The path was same for the JV team. They were able to defeat Mishawaka on Thursday afternoon and South Bend Clay on Friday afternoon.
We would like to thank the 2007 Regional championship team for coming out and supporting the team during the tournament. We would also like to thank Dan Gunn for all that he has meant to this entire NorthWood Athletic Department.