This weekend marked the official start of the NCAA Live Period. BornReady Elite 16U kicked off the tournament playing good Team Scan 2016. The game came down to the last 1:45 with Team Scan pulling out a 57-51 win. There were a few bright spots in the game as Isiah “Shaggy” Deas lead with 13 points, 4 assists and 1 Steal, Dominic Grayer, Cole Grant and Steven Tynes finished with 10, 10 and 9 points respectively.
We came into Saturday’s game against Team Takeover, being down 25-6 in the first 10 minutes of the game. However, we put together a 20-7 run to closeout the half to cut the lead 32-26 at halftime. Takeover countered by inserting a 6-10 shot blocker and 6-7 260 pounds beast to offset our rhythm and eventually wore us down to get the win. However, this game was a coming out party for Ishmael Johnson 6-7 WF Fort Hamilton HS who led us in scoring with 16 points, 10 Rebs and 1 Block. Steven Tynes was also instrumental in helping us get back into the game by pushing the pace, setting up guys and I getting to the rim breaking down the defense.
On Sunday Morning we won our first game yesterday against Ocean Elite in Overtime. Cole Grant finished with a double double scoring 14 points and 11 Rebounds, Domenic Grayer hit 3 3-pointers and Shaggy Deas finished with 7points, 5 Rebounds and 3 Assists.