The Orlando Boom wins their 2nd National Championship!!

by William Kelly

The Orlando Boon captures their 2nd National Title in the last 3 years. After overcoming some challenges this season, the Boom pushed through all adversity to be a playoff qualified team. Due to the WBDA's playoff schedule, a 3 point shooting contest between the playoff teams determined who would receive a bye for the 1st round. It was a tough battle in the final round between Abby Weiss of the Maryland Jewels and Taylor Buchanan of the Orlando Boom. In the end Taylor won the competition and secured the boom a bye for the 1st round.

Game 2 of the playoffs, the Boom played in their 1st game against the Riviera Beach Heatwave, their Florida rival. Orlando handled business with a commanding win of 109-84. Game 3 the Boom had to face the Maryland Jewels, which turned out to be the game of the season! The Jewels dominated the 1st quarter by going up as much as 17 on the Boom. However the Boom tapped into their championship DNA and fought their way back to make it an exciting game. Down by 3 with 1.6 seconds on the clock, the boom calls a timeout to draw up a game changing play. In-bounding from the sideline, the Boom hits a 3 pointer at the buzzer sending the game into overtime. This game continued to not disappoint as they went into 2nd overtime with the Jewels beating Orlando 99-97. 

The National Championship game was a rematch between The Boom & the Jewels. Both teams played hard and left it all on the floor, but in the end the Orlando Boom won 72-56. Claiming another WBDA National Championship. The Boom had some familiar faces from their 2019 championship team, so emotions were high as Head Coach Mercedes Sirmons held up her 2nd trophy. Along with the finals MVP being awarded to Toni Cox, who was cheered for by her teammate Antoinette Bannister, the teams 2019 Finals MVP.

Stay tuned for updates on the Orlando Boom's plan for next season and ring ceremony, presented by the Official Ring providers, Baron Rings.

To follow the The Orlando Boom's journey through the playoff CLICK HERE!