#SouthernJamFest 16U Championship Matchup Set

SONY DSCIt’s a D.C. vs. Virginia showdown in 16U, as D.C. Assault and East Coast Fusion have moved onto the title game with victories in the Final Four.

East Coast Fusion (Va.) 55, Team Richmond (Va.) 46

Forward Peter Agba broke out for 20 points (14 in the first half) and shot 4-4 from the foul line to lead East Coast Fusion to a semifinal win and a berth in the 16U title game.

Point guard Korey Turner scored 12 points of his own and was vital for Fusion’s offense with his ability to facilitate and find teammates in scoring position.

“We play hard, we love to win,” Agba said on how his East Coast Fusion team has been so successful.

“It’s awesome to be in the championship…we’re really excited.”

Devin Morgan scored 18 for Team Richmond in the losing effort.

D.C. Assault 65, Sports U Team Izod (N.J.) 49

D.C. Assault 16U continued their impressive run at Southern Jam Fest with a 16-point win over Sports U.

In a whistle-heavy game with nearly 50 fouls called between both teams, D.C. Assault played an efficient team game and took advantage of their opportunities from the free throw stripe.

This game was a rematch of an Elite 8 game at Philly Jam Fest three weeks ago, and DC Assault guard John Davis (pictured above) said that the team’s 20-point loss in Philly changed the way Assault had been preparing for the tournament.

“[In Philly,] we were soft,” Davis explained. “Since we came back from Philly, the focal point of our practices has been toughness…and it paid off today.”

“It means a lot to be in the championship,” the 2015 guard added. “This is our first championship of the season. We need this.”

Davis had 13 points from his guard position for Assault while backcourt mate Terrell Allen led the team with 16. Sports U’s Markus McDuffie had a game-high 20 points.

Stay tuned for the championship recap, with the 16U title game set to be played at 12:50 PM.

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