11th Grade D1 1st Round of Bracket Play:
10:50 Game Court 1
Team Work, NC vs Queen City Prophets
Team Work opened the game quickly to take a 15-6 lead after their big 6’8 forward Gavin Skelly sank the first six points in the first quarter. Queen City had open shots in the first quarter that just would not drop, but still played tough, led by Roderick Mills with 4 points. Queen City kept attacking and started hitting the outside shot, opening up the lane for their quick guards. Queen City grabbed an 18-17 lead briefly, but Team Work called timeout to regroup and came back with a 6 point run of their own to reclaim the lead 25-21 with 3 minutes left in the half. A big 4 point play by Team Work extended their lead to 35-27, followed by a tip-in at the halftime buzzer, giving Team Work the advantage over Queen City 37-27 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Queen City gets hot and forces Team Work into turnovers, cutting their deficit to 45-41 midway through the third. Queen City ties the game at 47 after being down by 12 earlier in the third. Then a quick run on some hot shooting and crafty layups gives Queen City a 53-49 lead to end the third.
In the fourth Team Work went on a scoring run of six straight and Queen City is forced to go to the fouling game, but Team Work hits 7 out of 7 from the free throw line. Final Score is Team Work 65, Queen City 55.
12:15 Game Court 1
Boo Williams- Woods vs Team Heat
It was a close game between Team Heat and Boo Williams-Woods until about four minutes left in the first. Score is 7-4, until Boo Williams-Woods goes on a big run of 9 points. At the end of the quarter, Team Heat trails by 8, 16-8. BWW continues their dominance in the second quarter, building a lead of 10 points, 25-15. BWW continues with another two buckets just before halftime, bringing the score to 29-15.
It was a slow start to the third quarter. Down by 15, Team Heat starts to click and hit their shots, all of them 3 pointers. Gabe Devoe hit three of them and Rodriguez and Miller contributed with one each for a total of 15 points in the quarter. With one minute left Team Heat cuts the deficit to 6, trailing 36-30. A huge thre at the buzzer by Boo Williams’ Basnight takes the air out of the Team Heat comeback. Boo Williams Woods’ squad starts the fourth off right where they ended the third, hitting threes. Basnight and Blount with back to back threes drives the lead to 12, 42-30. That would be the end of the Team Heat run, and Boo Williams hits 5 out of 8 free throws down the stretch to keep the game out of reach. Final score Boo Williams Woods 52, Team Heat 37.
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