Philly Jam Fest Live Blog: Sunday

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You can follow all action, scores and recruiting news from the Hoop Group’s Philly Jam Fest here at the Live Blog.

1:02PM- Team Loaded NC is headed to the 17U finals with a 67-53 win over Sports U IZod, who won the Pitt Jam Fest a week ago. Loaded NC was led by 2014 wing Caleb Martin, who had a game-high 24 points. They’ll play New Heights in the final at 2:30 —@AndrewKoob

12:01PM- The 16U We R 1 team turned in another dominating performance, beating DC Assault 56-28 in the semifinals. 2015 forward Derrick Jones scored a game-high 15 points, following by fellow 2015 forward Tyler Kohl’s 14 points. —@AndrewKoob

11:13 AM- The 17U semifinals are set, as Team Loaded NC and Sports U face off on one side of the bracket and New Heights takes on Team Takeover Orange on the other side.

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9:50 AM-On one court, local rivals Team Takeover Orange and D.C. Assault are locked in a 17U Elite 8 battle, with Assault carrying a 30-29 lead into halftime. Bmore’s Finest and Team Loaded NC are also going at it right now, with Loaded holding a slim 22-19 lead with one minute remaining in the first half. We’ll have recaps of each Elite 8 game on our post-tournament wrapup. —@Edgar_Walker

9:27AM- After a competitive set of 16U games. we’ve moved into the 17U Elite 8 here at Competitive Edge. The eight teams still alive? Team Loaded NC, Bmore’s Finest, D.C. Assault, Team Takeover Orange, Sports U, L.A. Rockfish, Mass Rivals, and New Heights. The basketball strength of the Baltimore/D.C. metro area is showcased here, with three of the remaining eight teams hailing from the DMV. —@Edgar_Walker

9:13AM- In a high-intensity 16U game, NJ Roadrunners took D.C. Assault to the wire, led by 6-foot-4 wing Myles Stephens (2014/St. Andrew’s). An athletic swimgman who showed off a nice mid-range game, Stephens played with a lot of energy and put his stamp on the game with a few highlight-level dunks. The junior is a straight-A student and said schools such as Columbia, Yale, Bucknell, and Holy Cross have been keeping tabs on him. —@Edgar_Walker

8:01 AM- A crowd of bleary-eyed college coaches have made their way into Competitive Edge for the morning’s first set of games; the 16U and Open championship brackets are spread out over the five courts for today’s early games.

Be sure to follow Hoop Group’s Digital Media staff on Twitter for constant updates!

Hoop Group @TheHoopGroup
Dave Krupinski @DaveKrupinski
Ashley Biddle @AshleyBiddle23
Peter Febbraro @pfebbraro
Edgar Walker @Edgar_Walker
Andrew Koob @AndrewKoob
Read what people are saying about the tournament on Twitter via #PhillyJamFest

Team Check-In: All teams are required to check in Friday night before their first game. Check in sites include:

Competitive Edge Sports
320 S.Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
 
Westtown School
975 Westtown Road
Westchester, PA 19382
 
Academy of the New Church
2815 Benade Circle
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

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