ShoreShots Showdown: LIVE Blog


Today’s showcase features a talented collection of 6th-12th grad teams in tournament style play here at the Hoop Group Headquarters. 6th, 7th, 9th and 10th graders are competing for the best record and the top two teams will face off in a championship game matchup tomorrow afternoon. 8th grade teams have their own bracket while the Varsity league bracket features upperclassmen teams. Be sure to follow the LIVE Blog for all updates from today’s action (Note that different teams have varying age groups.)

11:40 p.m.- In the first batch of games Heat dominated All Sports by a final score of 72-12 while Hoop Dream edged Ashbury Park 52-22. In the final contest of the opening round games Howell downed NJ Hoops 53-21.

2:15 p.m.– The second round of contests completed with wire-to-wire finish between the NJ Crusaders and the JS Riptide. In the end, the Riptide knocked down a clutch free throw in double overtime to ice the game. Shane Gaudio had an impressive performance for the Riptide as he finished with a game-high 23 points. Timothy Algenio had a stellar outing as well leading the Crusaders with 17 points. Finals score from second round action: Shoreshots 64 Firm A.C. 18, Quincy Douby Elite 62 Firm A.C. 38, Bounce 72 Gym Rats 26

3:15 p.m.– Here are some additional scores from today’s play: Shoreshots 60 Wayne PAL 45 in Varsity play, Hoopgroup (fill-in team) 63 Wayne PAL 48. The NJ Crusaders handled the Central Jersey Hawks 67-48 behind 16 points poured in by Douglas Gertner.

4:30 p.m.– It was quite the entertaining matchup between Wayne PAL and Firm A.C in the varsity division. Ultimately Wayne finished on top 72-61 behind 13 points put in by Joe Sherwood. Lamont Tyman did most of the damage for Firm as he finished with 24 points. Other scores:  Hoop Dreams 42 All Sport 25, Hoop Dreams 2 52, Ashbury 22, NJ Playaz 43 Hilltopper Heat 29.

5:45 p.m.- Hilltopper Heat ousted Howell 49-38 due in large part by the performance of Jabre Lateef who compiled 16 points in the win. JS Riptide cruised pass Wayne PAL 52-45 behind another double-figure outing by Shane Gaudio who finished with 18 points. NJ ShoreShots picked up 58-47 win over NJ Crusaders. Timothy Algenio finished with 24 points for the Crusaders.

7:15 p.m.Hill Heat 58 Gym Rats24, Hoop Group (fill-in team) 29 Firm A.C. 33, Bounce 55 Playaz 51

8:45 p.m.- In the final set of games Firm A.C. snagged a win over Hoop Group (fill-in) 62-54 while Quincy Douby Elite edged Hoop Group (fill-in) 52-34. Tomorrow afternoon Shoreshots will face the Gym Rats at 12:35p.m.  for the ShoreShots Showdown Championship game. #BeElite

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