Qc United, Move Your Feet Advance to 17U Final Four

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sunday morning, two teams advancing to the Providence Jam Fest 17u Final Four at the Murray Center on the campus of Rhode Island College. Move Your Feet (N.J.) and Qc United (Can.) are set to meet in a one of the 17u seminfinal matchups Sunday afternoon after both teams remained undefeated on the weekend.

Qc United cruised to a 62-42 win over Hawks Hargraves (N.Y.) and Move Your Feet avoided a comeback, holding onto a 68-63 win over the BC Eagles (N.Y.)

Both teams looked poised for a double-digit win, but the BC Eagles had different ideas for Move Your Feet. The New Jersey club jumped out to a comfortable lead and with three minutes to go led 61-51. However, the Eagles would pick up the pressure and quickly cut into the lead with a 9-3 run.

A 3-pointer by Calvin Crawford (St. Thomas More/2014) made it a one-possession game. A missed free throw by Move Your Feet set up a chance for the BC Eagles to force overtime with a three, though they never got a chance to run a play, as Mason Jones picked off the in-bounds pass taking it all the way to the hole, converting on the layup, as well as drawing the foul.

“We made some mistakes and let them back in the game,” Move Your Feet point guard Bryan Adams said. “We knew we had to get a stop on that last possession, so they couldn’t send it to overtime.

“I knew they were going to try and run something out of the corner and that was my man, so when I locked him off, they didn’t have a second option. So, Mason got a steal for the layup.”

Jared Pearson (Woodbridge/2014) had 16 points for to Move Your Feet, while Josh Williams (Notre Dame/2014) added 15.

Michael Coffey (Burke Catholic/2014)  had a team-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers.

Qc United jumped out to an early lead and never looked back against the Hawks. In the second half, the Canadian powerhouse held built on its double-digit lead as the Hawks did what every they could to handle the size advantage Qc United had.

United started the game with a height advantage at every position including down low with 6-foot-10 Chris Boucher (Alma Academy/2013) and 7-foot Link Kabadyundi (Alma Academy/2014). Although the Hawks fought throughout, the size and depth of Qc United was too much in the end.

Qc United and Move Your Feet are set to play at 2 p.m.

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