Jacksonville Force Win 2021 WABA Championship
October 26, 2021 – Augusta, GA – The Jacksonville Force won the 2021 WABA National Championship 85-79 over the Midwest Sound, during the leagues inaugural Final 4 & All Star Weekend. The weekend event took place in Augusta, Georgia and was hosted by the Georgia Soul.
The games final score was the closest final the young league has recorded to date. Jacksonville lead from start to finish, with the Midwest Sound battling back from as much as 16 points down in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 6. LaShonja Edwards earned finals MVP honors, with a double-double, recording 15pts, 10rbds, 4stls & 2asts.
Team Captain Antoinette Bannister stated; A vision and goal that we’ve had since day 1, but this weekend we played for something that was way bigger than ourselves. So many emotions, so many feelings, odds against us, but we di it! It’s bittersweet that the season has come to an end, but we’ve built a family & something really special in the city and it won’t stop here. Thank you everyone for your support this season. Thank you God for this special moment with some special people. #FamilyForceBeGreat #2021WABAChamps #GodsPlan #ITSOURTIME