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2:49 PM – On the other side of the 17U Semifinals, the NY Lightning topped the NJ Gymratz by 22 points to earn themselves an opportunity to win the inaugural Hoop Group Buzzer Beater Classic Championship. Rising Senior guard at Fishburne Academy (Va.) Zach Lewis carried the Lightning with 19 points. Along with Hoop Group infamy, New York City pride and bragging rights are on the line as the NYC Jayhawks will face off against the NY Lightning in our 3:00 PM 17s Final. – @CraigManfra
2:27 PM - The NYC Jayhawks topped the Chicago Mustangs 74-63 in the 17U Gold Bracket semi-finals. –@pfebbraro
1:51 PM- In the 17U Gold Bracket, NYC Jayhawks and Chicago Mustangs are duking it out right now in arguably the most entertaining game of the tournament thus far. Both teams are playing exceptional defense, and the Jayhawks hold a narrow 33-32 lead with 13 minutes remaining. –@Edgar_Walker
1:15 PM- The 16U Gold Bracket championship is set. DC Warriors were resilient and defeated The City, 59-55, in a game that was competitive until the final whistle. Philly Ballhawks rolled to a 61-44 victory over Expressions Elite, setting up a Warriors vs. Ballhawks final. 17U semifinal games are now tipping off. –@Edgar_Walker
12:40 PM- The 17U Gold semifinal games are set. NY Lightning will face NJ Gym Rats in one matchup, while Chicago Mustangs and NYC Jayhawks meet in the second matchup. –@Edgar_Walker
11:47 AM- NY Lightning is the first team to book a semifinal spot in the 17U Gold Bracket. Led by Dayshon Smith and Kuran Iverson, Lightning look like a strong contender for the title. Chicago Mustangs is also playing well, leading NJ Playaz by nine points with two minutes remaining. Lightning vs. Mustangs would be a highly-entertaining championship game between two teams with multiple high-major prospects. –@Edgar_Walker
11:15 AM- Brackets are UPDATED. Please refer to the link above for the latest results and today’s championship schedule.
11:02 AM- NY Lightning is playing great team ball while taking advantage of the high-level athleticism on the squad. They lead Team PYO 36-20 with three minutes remaining in the firs half of their 17U Gold quarterfinal contest. –@Edgar_Walker
10:32 AM- We’re into the quarterfinals of the 17U Gold Bracket, with the semifinals of the 16U Gold already determined. At 11:50 AM, Expressions Elite and Philly Ballhawks will face off, with The City and D.C. Warriors playing in the other semifinal matchup. –@Edgar_Walker
10:11 AM- Coaches are out early for games here on Championship Sunday:
Morning at #hgbbc Rhode Island, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Providence, FIU, Drexel, Manhattan, Hofstra, Marist, Fordham, Stony Brook, Colgate
— Hoop Group (@TheHoopGroup) July 29, 2012
9:45 AM- Hoop Heaven Elite got a boost from rising freshman Tyus Battle who will be attending Gil St. Benard next season. The 6’5 guard scored 27 points and will certainly be a welcomed addition to GSB along with rising senior Chris Jenkins. –@DaveKrupinski
8:30 AM- First set of games are underway at Buzzer Beater Classic. It’s the last day of the live period. Yesterdays games were very competitive and the gold brackets are narrowing down to Elite Eight & Final Fours. Be sure to keep checking back for updated brackets and commentary throughout the day. –@DaveKrupinski
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