May 25, 2008

NYCHoops Top 10: Tournament Updates (Pt.2)

New York has Early Exit from Bob Gibbon's TOC

In the Bob Gibbon's Tournament of Champions in North Carolina, Juice All Stars would win their pool but lost to Florida's Team Breakdown with Kenny Boynton and Brandon Knight, 71-63 in the first round of the playoffs

(correction:)The #1 ranked Juice would end with a 3-1 record.

The #3 ranked NY Panthers would advance from their pool but would lose to Blessed IJN of Indiana with Russell Byrd and former OSNA player, 6'11" Leek Leek, 66-59, in the first round of the national bracket playoffs. The Panther's ended with a 3-1 record.

Gaucho's Hanging Tough at Nike Memorial Day Classic

After starting off 0-2, MetroHawks needed to defeat California's Team Odom which they did 70-64. Derrick Williams had 20pts, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks with Isiah Stokley adding 12 pts. The Miami Tropic lost to the Wisconsin Elite which allowed The MetroHawks to rebound and advance in second place into the playoff rounds.

The NY Gauchos ended pool play with a 3-0 record after defeating the St. Louis Eagles 65-55.

The #6 ranked MetroHawks would play against the #4 ranked NY Gauchos in the first round of the playoffs but lose to them 73-44. The MetroHawks, who made it out of their pool would end with a 1-3 record. Lamont Jones, who has played for the MetroHawks, did not play in the tournament and no longer plays for the team due to differences with the coaching staff.

The Gauchos, who are now 5-0, advance to the semifinals after defeating the Illinois Warriors 76-73. They will be playing the Houston Hoop 10 at 8am in order to advance to the finals to be held Monday afternoon. The Gauchos will play the winner of Athletes First vs. Wisconsin Elite.

Brooklyn Ballers Rep New York at GymRat CHALLENGE

After going 3-0 in pool play the #2 ranked New Heights was defeated in first round play by the Brooklyn Ballers 68-57. Their final record would be 3-1.

The NYCHoops bubbling under team, the 5-0 Brooklyn Ballers have advanced into the finals of the GymRat by defeating the NJ Panthers 71-57 in the Quarterfinals with Gavin Scott had 29pts and Lamount Samuells contributed 14pts. The Ballers then beat the Orange County Crusaders 77-70 to advance to the finals where they will play the R.A.I.D.E.R.S. from PA in the championship.

The Albany City Rocks would go 3-0, winning their third pool play game against the Mid Pennsylvania Motion, 74-48. According to Coach Carmen Macariello, the #5 ranked City Rocks would go into the first round of the playoff defeating the bubbling under team NY Elite by 24pts. The City Rocks would lose in the second round to the NJ Sure shots by one points ending with a 4-1 record. Jordan Stevens, Candon Rusin and Brice Kofane played well.

The #7 ranked Long Island Lightning-Kelly would lose to the Jersey Shore Warriors and the Newburgh Zion Lions after defeating the Boston Warriors to got 1-2. They would not make it out of their pool.

On Saturday the #8 ranked Westchester Hawks defeated the WOTF Athletic and then defeated South Jersey Select, 85-68 and the Eastside AAU, 76-46. The Hawks advanced from their pool but lost on Sunday to the Jersey Shore Warriors 69-67. Their final record would be 3-1

The #10 ranked NY Jaguars went 2-1 and were unable to advance from their pool, losing to the Orange County Crusaders in their third game.

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