LIVE Blog: Providence Jam Fest Day 1

Expressions at Hoop Group Providence Jam Fest

You can follow all action, scores and recruiting news from the Hoop Group’s Providence Jam Fest here at the Live Blog. You can also get Updated Brackets

8:09 PM- In by far the most exciting game of the day, High Rise (NY) squeaked by Albany City Rocks (NY) 68-67 in overtime to earn a berth in the 16u bracket Elite 8.
Treamaine Fraser (6-3/Trinity Catholic/2015) scored a team-high 25 points, including the eventual game-winning free throw, and CJ Donaldson (5-7/West Hill/2015) added 17 to lead High Rise.
John Rooney (6-4/Hoosic Valley/2015) scored a game-high 29 points for Albany City, including the game-tying 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. —@pfebbraro

6:31 PM – Qc United (Can.) and Wayne PAL Wolfpack just wrapped up an exciting 17U matchup. The Canadian power jumped on the Wolfpack early, leading 10-0 to start the game. The Wolfpack would battle back and made it a two-possession game in the final minutes. Qc United is 2-0 on the day following Saturday evening’s victory. — @terrence_payne

6:25 PM- Hawks Hargraves advanced to the 17u bracket’s Elite 8 with a convincing 80-61 victory over NJ Shoreshots. Tyler Ancrum (Bridgeport Central/2014) netted 22 points while both Tom Sweeney (6-6/Don Bosco/2014) and Troy McLaughlin (6-2/Old Tappan/2014) tallied 15.
In the 16u bracket NJ Shoreshots Largey punched their ticket to the Elite 8 with a 55-52 win over the Rhode Island Breakers.
Trailing 47-44 with just under three minutes to play, NJ Shoreshots tied the game on Kevin Bloodgood’s (Shore Regional/2015) 3-pointer which keyed a game-ending 11-5 run. —@pfebbraro

5:36 PM- Oshane Curate (6-2/Neptune, NJ/2015) and Nolan Slattery (6-0/St. Rose/2015) each scored 11 points to lead NJ Shoreshots Connor to a 63-51 victory over CT Northstars. Sean McMillen (5-10/Neptune/2015) added six points. —@pfebbraro

4:24 PM- DeAntre Bruton’s (5-10/New London/2015) free throw with five second left was the difference in STAR Athletic Club’s 52-51 win over QC United (Canada) in a 16u second round game.
Kevin Marfo (6-6/Bergen Catholic/2015) scored 13 and Jalani Morris (6-0/John F. Kennedy/2015) added 10 as the Wayne PAL (NJ) 16u’s routed Mass Evolution 71-29 to advance to the Sweet 16. —@pfebbraro

3:04 PM- Luke McLaughlin (6-5/Tappan Zee HS, NY/2015) scored 15 points to lead House of Sports (NY) to a 53-47 victory over Mass Premier in a second round 16u game at the RIC Rec Center. House of Sports will face CT Elite, which defeated the Harlem Jets 57-52, in a Sweet 16 matchup tonight at Cumberland High School.
In the 17u bracket the Tri-City Warriors (NJ) advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 61-35 win over CT Kingz. —@pfebbraro

2:38PM- A good amount of DII and DIII coaches in the building. —@DaveKrupinski



1:29 PM- Brandon LaForest (6-1/Cohoes HS, NY/2015) scored 17 points and Rory Flaherty (6-0/Albany Academy/2015) added 14 as the Albany City Rocks defeated TMT Basketball (CT) 44-40 in 16u second round play. In the 17u bracket the BC Eagles (NY) topped the NJ Panthers 65-47. —@pfebbraro

12:59 PM – Behind 18 points from Aaren Edmead (6-1/Deer Park HS, NY/2014) and 14 from Tim McKenzie (6-5/Central Islip/2014) Team Long Island defeated the Raritan Roundballers (NJ) 61-41 in 17u second round action.
In second round 16u play at the RIC Rec, CM3 Hoops (NY) topped the Boston Heat 57-50. Divine Little (5-9/Transit Tech HS/2015) netted 16 points while Hudson Catholic’ s Anthony Lallave (5-7/2015) added nine in the victory. —@pfebbraro

12:20 PM – QC United forward Chris Boucher (Alma Academy/2013) impressed in a win over Team 10 (CT). The 6-foot-10 forward poured in 30 points, scoring in a variety of ways. Boucher showed off his mid range game as well as his ability to run the floor — several times ending with him receiving an alley oop feed. He’s uncommitted at the moment, decided whether he will prep another year in Canada or attend a junior college. — @terrence_payne

11:34AM- The Wayne PAL 17u and 16u squads were both winners in early action at the RIC Rec Center. The 17u’s topped Team Noah (NY) 59-41 while the 16u’s defeated Elite Potential Basketball (MA) 48-36. —@pfebbraro

11:20AM- West Warwick High School’s Kody Greenhalgh (6-1/2015) scored 18 points as the Rhode Island Breakers defeated Drive Elite (MA) 73-67 in 16U play at the Rhode Island College Recreation Center. —@pfebbraro

11:09 AM – The first two sets of games have been completed. Westside Terriers (MA) took down the CT Northstars (CT), advancing to play Team Frenji. Team 10 won the other game at 9 a.m. and will play QC United shortly. New Jersey Shoreshots (NJ) and New York Dream Team (NY) both earned hard-fought victories to advance to the next round. — @terrence_payne

10:27AM- Karon Blackwell’s (Deer Park HS, NY/2014) 3-pointer with just over 10 seconds remaining was the difference in Team Long Island’s thrilling 55-54 win over Monmouth Power (NJ) in 17u action. Tim Mckenzie (6-5/Central Islip/2014) led Team Long Island with 11 points and six rebounds.
In 16u play, CJ Donaldson (5-7/Westhill HS, Ct./2015) netted 29 points as High Rise (NY) cruised over Guardian Basketball Club (MA) 70-48. Also in 16u action, Castle Athletics (NY) topped A Step Ahead (MA) 72-50. —@pfebbraro

9:00AM- Providence Jam Fest action has tipped off at the Rhode Island College Recreation Center with three games. From the 17u bracket the Monmouth Power (NJ) is facing Team Long Island (NY) while in 16u action A Step Ahead (MA) is playing Castle Athletics (NY) and Guardian Basketball Club (MA) is taking on High Rise (NY). —@pfebbraro

8:00AM- We are about to tip-off in Providence for Hoop Group Jam Fest. Providence has been a staple of the spring and the inception of Hoop Group’s grassroots tournaments. The first time a Jam Fest was ran it was known as the “All-American Cage Classic” back at the old courts of Providence College. Wow have times changed and we’re looking to continue to add to the storied history of the Providence Hoop Group Jam Fest  —@DaveKrupinski


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Terrence Payne @terrence_payne
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