On the first night of the Pittsburgh Jam Fest several Ohio-based teams were in action. At the Peterson Event Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, All-Ohio Red’s U-16 team hit the ground running with a 64-55 win over Triple Threat. Thurgood Marshal’s Edmond Early was the leading scorer with 15 points, followed by Jarron Simmons who finished with 10 points. It should be noted that All-Ohio was without several key players including Mark Loving. Right after the 16’s got the win, All-Ohio Red’s U-17 squad took the same court and went on to rout a late arriving BSA I-70 squad 87-50. Myles Hamilton scored a team-high 14 points, followed by Jalen Robinson (13) Terry Rozier and Kenny Kaminski (12) and Elijah Macon (8). All-Ohio Purple got a 64-56 win over 3D Bball and All-Ohio Gold defeated the Mitchellville Trailblazers 60-43.
The Ohio Basketball Club (U-17) came out flat and ended up dropping their opening game against the PG Bulls 49-42. Poor rebounding and questionable defense were the primary culprits. Dillon Anthony scored a team-high 13 points, followed by Evan Payne (8) and Isiah Rogers (6). OBC's U-15 squad got an 12 point win. The West Virginia Wildcats, with central Ohio’s Devon Scott and Keshawn Lewis, held on to claim a 66-60 win over the Franklin All-Stars. Zac Grossenberger hit five treys and scored a team-high 17 points, followed by Cam Shannon (13) and Devon Scott (12). To see the day one pictures, visit the Buckeye Prep Facebook Fan Page. Tournament website.