LIVE Blog: Summer Classic East Day One

Summer Classic East NotebookFor complete coverage of the Hoop Group Summer East Classic from Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, Pa. be sure to follow Hoop Group’s Digital Media staff on Twitter.

3:30PM- The Summer Classic East has tipped off and we are underway for a great two days of basketball. The 15U’s get to see the court first, with the Jersey Shore Warriors going against the Connecticut Basketball Club and Mass Rivals going head-to-head with CT Northstars. –@AndrewKoob

4:21PM- The 15U Mass Rivals team starts off their Summer Classic East appearance with a bang, beating the CT Northstars 71-28. Tomas Murphy, the brother of Chicago Bull Erik Murphy and Duke Blue Devil Alex Murphy, was stellar in the victory, scoring a game-high 18 points while showing off some nice ball-handling skills. –@AndrewKoob

5:20PM– The Summer East Classic is in full effect as there have been a number of high-major college coach sightings. Tom Crean (Indiana) and Bob Huggins (West Virginia) were seen on Court 1 checking out Paschal Chukwu (Fairfield Prep, N.J. 7-0, 2014). Represenatives from Rutgers, Temple, Pitt, Wake Forest, Cinncinati, Notre  Dame, Arizona State and Iowa are all in attendance as well spectating the 7-foot-0 big man. –@CabWashington

6:14PM- New Heights (N.Y.) looked unstoppable in a 66-40 victory over Albany City Rocks Moseman (N.Y.). 2014 guard Paul Jorgensen looked impressive, not lighting up the stat sheet but getting all of his teammates involved from the point. –@AndrewKoob

7:15PM- The Jersey Shore Warriors 17U squad came out with a 75-56 win over Brookwordbounce Elite (Can.) in their first-round game, with 2015 guard Jake Silpe standing out. Silpe had a tendency to drive and kick, helping out his teammates with open looks that separated the two teams early on. –@AndrewKoob

8:15PM- East Coast Fusion (Va.)’s Jacob Kessler sinks two free throws with 0.9 seconds left in the game to secure a 40-38 win over JB Hoops (Pa.). A clutch performance that was certainly a pivotal moment in the matchup. –@AndrewKoob

8:28PM- Mass Rival’s guard Kaleb Joseph came up big, scoring the only two points in overtime with a layup that found the net as time expired. The bucket gave Mass Rivals a 57-55 win that certainly drew a crowd as the clock raced towards zero. –@AndrewKoob

9:48PM- New Heights’ Matt Ryan stepped up big with three three-pointers that tied the game in regulation and pushed his team to a win in the extra period. –@AndrewKoob

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