Friday, July 26, 2013

12 of 13 NYBL Teams Advance to Championship Bracket Play

So far, NYBL teams have dominated at the D-I 6th grade AAU Nationals in Virginia Beach, VA. In fact, of the 13 NYBL teams participating in the tournament, 12 of them have advanced to the championship bracket. In addition, 8 of the 12 teams finished first in their pool with 3-0 records.

All-Ohio Red finished pool play 3-0 with wins over VA Select (70-28), Florida Panthers (60-29), and Team Takeover Jamison (91-58). Carolina Preps breezed through pool play 3-0 with victories over the Georgia Stars (78-36), N.O. Rising Stars (64-35) and Team Providence (72-24). Deron Williams Elite was also perfect in pool play with wins over Team FOE (62-18), SO LA-ATR (46-30) and Georgia Heat (64-12). The SC Hornets were a perfect 3-0 with wins over the Louisiana Jaguars (68-28), Team YCP Hoyas (69-37) and Chick Webb/B-More Finest (44-33). Southern Stampede went 3-0 in pool play with victories over ACAD Prep (56-47), Minneapolis F.A.B. (66-37) and Diamonds in the Rough (59-34).

ETU Select will carry a 3-0 record to bracket play with wins over the Aiken Warriors (55-26), College Park Express (61-57) and Indiana Elite Force (39-24). E1T1 finished pool play 3-0 with victories over Middle TN Impact (55-48), LA Razorbacks Elite (42-38) and Metrolina Havoc (55-41). Carolina Chaos finished pool play 3-0 with wins over the Atlanta Celtics Black (62-37), a forfeit win over TN-EOTO and  DC Assault (69-50). The Upstate Warriors finished 2-1 with a 47-43 win over M.A.D.E. Elite, a 60-41 win over the Tidewater Wildcats and a 49-45 loss to the Broward Sharks.

The Metro Flyers will take a second place pool finish to bracket play after a 51-42 win over the Metro Sixers, a 57-34 win over the Georgia Red Storm Red and a 40-46 loss to Team Teague JTO. New Heights finished second in their pool with a 2-1 record which included a 58-45 win over the Milwaukee Spartans, a 53-47 loss against the Reach Higher Kings and a 71-41 win over M33M Elite. Team Izod/Sports U finished 2-1 with a 46-30 win over South Piedmont, a 47-45 loss to the SC Raptors and a 59-56 win over the Tennessee Legends.

The 6th Man Warriors were the only NYBL team that failed to punch their ticket to the championship bracket.  However, they could rebound from an unfortunate situation and run the table in the Classic Bracket. It should be noted that the Warriors actually won 2 pool games, but a discrepancy involving a player’s release from a prior team and a successful protest led to them forfeiting their first game. Consequently, they finished 1-2 and was relegated to the Classic Bracket.

In the first round of championship bracket play on Friday, NYBL foes Upstate Warriors and the Metro Flyers will face off for a berth in the Sweet 16. The winner of that game could face another NYBL brother if E1T1 can get by ACAD Prep Hawks in the first round. ETU Select and New Heights could meet in the Sweet 16 if ETU beats cross-town rival DC Assault and New Heights handles their business against Cats 6th in round one. Southern Stampede will match-up against Metroline Havoc, a former NYBL team in round one. Friday night at 6:00pm could see a rematch between All-Ohio Red and the SC Hornets with a ticket to the Elite 8 on the line. This could be another grudge match between 2 very talented NYBL combatants. Deron Williams Elite will match-up with the defending national champions, G3 Hoosiers at 3:20 Friday afternoon if both teams hold serve in the opening round game Friday morning.  Stay tune for more updates.

1 comment:

  1. This is coach Jackson shout out to all the NYBL teams 7 in the elite 8!!! Lets go ETU nothin against you memphis war eagles, but this is a NYBL thing. good luck to all tomorrow.