TNBC Spring LEAGUE STARTS 3/17/2019 

three age groups

8 weeks of competitive play

players of the week

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Example of weekly league summary:

Prep

Prep North and East were divided and put into action on first day of live play.  The East (Black) walked away with victories on both courts. Standout players were both TNBC rookies Quint McGrath and Jason Blake.

Juniors

The Americas 44  vs Asia 46 This was a very exciting game to watch. Noah Allen (The Americas) displayed various tools in his game that makes him very effective.  He understands pace and has very good shot selection.   He finished with 12 points and 4 rebounds.  His brother Nicholas Allen had the most rebounds in The League this week with (12).  Getting your team extra possessions and ending defensive series is very important and he did a great job on that front.  Unfortunately the Allen Brothers , could not slow down RJ who finished with 11 points 5 assists and Charles Smith who finished with 11 points 7 rebounds.  Rj hit the the go ahead bucket in sudden death.  Speed and communication were his best two attributes this week.  Much more to come from him. 

Africa  41 vs Europe 42 Bryson Watt came out of the gate aggressive on both ends sparking life into his teammates with his nonstop motor and finished the game with 12 points 2 rebounds.  Wolfe Hudepohl and Jake Yamada were also big assets in the one point victory. From the African team, Benjamin Howery filled the scorers column with 14 pts in the loss.  He is showing continuous improvement and will be a tough defensive assignment for his next opponent. 

FIBA

Argentina 46 vs Australia 44 Game went into sudden death and winner was determined by a cross court assist via Dillon Watt to Player of The Game - Ian Castenfelt who finished with 14pts 6 rebounds. Kyle Coleman (Australia) chipped in 8 points in the loss.

Canada 38 vs China 46 China held off a surging Canada led by Everett Hughen who finished with 11 points. his teammate John Catherman had 10 points.  Jake Escher and Luca Tanasa shot the ball well , both finishing with 10 points per. Harrison Balch, was very impressive reading the defense and playing out of the pick in roll.  His ability to get his teammates high percentage shots and make open threes makes him special. he finished with 9 points ( 3 three pointers) 5 assists.

Nigeria 31 vs USA 82 The USA got off to a big lead early leaving Nigeria shocked at half with a 25 point margin.  Matthew Aronson & Hugo Fleming were unstoppable both finishing with 26 points. Josh Kavel ( Nigeria) finished with 8 points.