Champions crowned at 2013 Summer Classic East

17U Champions

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Jersey Shore Warriors (N.J.) 53, Mass. Rivals (Mass.) 42
The 17U Summer Classic East Championship Game was a back and forth matchup but a strong defensive stand put on by the Jersey Shore Warriors allowed them to pick up the 53-42 victory over the Massachusetts Rivals.

“They play defense, they grind it. We switched off between man-to-man and zone,” Warriors Coach Tony Sagona said about his team’s effort

“I think the zone hurt the other team and it caused them to take a lot of time off the clock.”

Trailing by four at halftime, the Warriors two-three zone gave the Rivals difficulty trying to find an offensive rhythm in the second half. Curtis Cobb and Mike Auger had a 18 of the Rivals 25 first half points, but were held to just six points for the rest of the contest.

While the Warriors showed great poise and resilience on defense, their execution on offense was a huge difference between the two halves as well.

Doiminque Uhl tied teammate Sean O’Brien with 11 points to lead their team in scoring. Their rhythm on offense provided the one-two punch that they needed to rally back and pick up win. –@CabWashington

16U Champions

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Team Scan (N.Y.) 63, NE Playaz (Mass.) 39
Team Scan was in control throughout the 16U championship, putting the mercy rule in effect over the NE Playaz in a 63-39 victory.

The winning team started the game with an 18-9 run and never looked back, increasing their lead by more than 25 points midway through the second half.

Chance Ellis and Devonte Green paced Team Scan with 11 points each. NE Playaz’ Tyree Weston added a game-high 14 points in the losing effort. –@AndrewKoob

15U Champions

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Team Scan (N.Y.) 63, NJ Playaz 56
Team Scan had to fight back after a seven-point deficit in the first half, but came out on top in a 63-56 win over the NJ Playaz.

In a tight 24-24 game with just under four minutes to play, the NJ Playaz started to find the bottom of the net and held a 31-24 lead going into the half

Team Scan made their comeback in the middle of the second half, racing from a seven-point deficit all the way to a nine-point lead with just over three minutes to play.

Omari Spellman led the way for Team Scan with a team-high 15 points, followed by Unique McLean with 14. NJ Playaz was paced by Juvaris Hayes and his game-high 16 point performance. –@AndrewKoob

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