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Coming into Week 8, the 2-5 Tri-State’s playoff berth hopes remained alive, if slim, as a win over Power plus a loss by 3’s Company and a loss by Ghost Ballers would have secured the 4-seed. Meanwhile, Power entered the game having already clinched a playoff berth, fighting for a 3-seed with a win over Tri-State or a loss by 3’s Company.
Tri-State opened the game strong, but quickly fell behind to Power, at one point trailing 18-10. Down most of the first half, Mike James led the team on a dominant run that resulted in a 25-20 lead at halftime, and a lead that Tri-State would never relinquish throughout the 2nd half. Trailing 49-42, Power’s Cuttino Mobley faced tight defense and threw up an air ball that was rebounded by Tri-State’s Bonzi Wells who swiftly put in the game winning lay up.
Led by James’ 17 points on 3 of 7 shooting from behind the 3 point arc, Dominic McGuire’s 10 points and 5 rebounds, and Wells’ 8 points and 8 boards, Tri-State kept their playoff hopes alive with a 51-42 win over Power (still needing a loss by 3’s Company and a loss by Ghost Ballers later in the day). DeShawn Stevenson contributed a solid performance for Power, knocking down what would prove to be the day’s league-leading 22 points on 50% (6 of 12) shooting from the 3-point line.
Power (4-4) moves on to the playoffs as the 3-seed.
by Kurt Gonska
University of Louisville Cardinals Heisman winning quarterback Lamar Jackson answers questions during 2017 Media Day
Post game press conference for Trilogy during the BIG3 League basketball game in Lexington, KY.
Left to right: Coach Rick Mahorn, Rashad McCants, Kenyon Martin
Things couldn’t be any better for Zion Harmon right now. After winning a state basketball title with Bowling Green High School as an 8th grader averaging 16.8 points points per game, his outstanding play during the start of the AAU basketball season with Boo Williams has earned him an invite to try out for the USA Basketball U16 national squad. He is the youngest to ever get that honor and one of only 32 ballers to get the invite. Playing beyond his years is nothing new for Zion as he was the first seventh grader to play in the 17U division of the Nike EYBL.
Though the final roster hasn’t been named yet, Harmon is one of the 16 finalists that will eventually get cut down to just 12.
The Team USA will play June 14-18 in FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men taking place in Argentina
Highlights for Romeo Langford playing for Twenty Two Vision AAU basketball squad during the 3 Stripes Memorial Day Cardinal Classic in Louisville, KY. Twenty Two Vision went 7-0 over the weekend on the way to beating Truth Elite for the 11th grade Championship.
A 6’5′” small guard from New Albany High School in Indiana, Romeo is the #2 player in country in class of 2018 and has 11 offers including Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, IUPUI, Purdue, UCLA & Vanderbilt. He also has interest from Michigan, Michigan State & Ohio State.
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