First, the biggie: the U19s beat Spain 69-46 to take the gold medal. WOOT!
Picture of the team waiting to get their gold medals.
Then there was DFW T-Jack’s 58-36 Nike Nationals win over the Fairfax Stars. It was emotional for DFW, in the wake of losing team founder and mentor Marques Jackson last year.
Oregon-based Team Concept, featuring USA Basketball gold medalist Mercedes Russell, won the EBX championship today.
On the Say No Classic LA tip, the championship game is set for next Saturday after today’s semifinal games. It’s a rematch of last year, as LA Spirit will face PHB.
To get there, PHB beat Winning 75-40. LA Spirit defeated Fastbreak 42-34.
In the quarterfinals, Winning (featuring USC freshman Ariya Crook-Williams) pulled off a stunner by beating Onye Ibekwe’s team – 2K11 – that was stacked with Pac-10 players. 2K11 was coached by SC forward Briana Gilbreath today, as Ibekwe was absent.
Reggie Snell’s LA Spirit team featured another incoming SC frosh, Alexyz Vaioletama, who looks like she’s fully recovered from leg stress fractures that held her out of play her junior year.
When I get the results of the semifinals of The League competition, I will be posting them.