Expressions Elite beat King James Shooting Stars 65–53 in the second round of the 11th Grade Gold Division Super Showcase Tournament, advancing to the semi-finals against Alabama Challenge.
King James’ Amos Harris led all scorers with 17 points, while Aaron Falzon and Jesse Bunting paced Expressions with 13 points each.
Expressions Elite led King James 17-14 at the end of the first quarter. Falzon paced Expressions with five points in the opening quarter.
Expressions extended their lead in the second quarter taking a 32-27 lead into the half. Falzon and Harris led all scorers at the half, tallying nine points apiece in the first 16 minutes.
In the third quarter, Expressions extended their lead to 14 points on a Falzon layup at the 2:10 mark. King James cut into the deficit, but still trailed by 12 heading into the fourth.
King James cut Expressions lead to 10 points, but six consecutive points capped off by a pair of Donovan Theme-Love free throws to make the score 53-37 with just under four minutes to play. Harris capped off a seven point King James run with a three pointer to cut their deficit to nine, but Expressions went on to win 65-53.