NY Teams Battle In FL Tournaments

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On Tuesday, in the final day of the Kreul Classic and City of Palms Classic tournaments, two NY teams would head into the Kreul Elite Challenge vying for a spot in the final round. The rest remained for the consolation games.
Kreul Classic
South Shore (NY) would be the only remaining team to outperform the rest of the NY squads. South Shore remained on to land a spot in the Kreul Elite Challenge. The Brooklyn team faced Cardinal Gibbons (FL). At the end of the half the sunshine state favored South Shore with a 26-17 lead. However, by the fourth quarter, Cardinal Gibbons would out score the Brooklyn team, finishing on top with a 55-44 win. Wayne Martin led for South Shore with 14 points. Shamiek Sheppard contributed 13 points.
In the 3rd place consolation round, Thomas Jefferson would push the St. Thomas (FL) team into overtime. The score would knot at the half at 23. The Florida team would later break away in overtime to outscore the Orange Wave by eight points ending with 54-46 sending Jefferson to the sand. Isaiah Watson led with 10 points with Jaquan Lynch
Cardinal Hayes would make it all the way to the Sweet 16 championship round before suffering their first loss of the season, losing to Corals Springs Christian, 50-45. Amadou Sidibe and Naasir Williams led the Cardinals with 12 points and 10 points, respectively.
One New York team would take home the gold as Collegiate would take down Father Carr from Toronto Canada, 41-38 in the Publix Challenge. Seniors Connor Huff and Ryan Frankel were the high scorers with 18 points and 11 points, respectively.
City of Palms
The sole NY team in the City of Palms event refused to leave without a fight. At the end of the half St Raymonds (NY) held on with a two point lead over Mater Dei (CA) 24-22. Mater Dei outscored the Ravens in the fourth quarter by seven points. In a close photo finish the California squad snatch the win away finishing with 63-58. Shane Rector led for St. Raymonds with 18 points. Nkereuwem Okoro added 17 points. Daniel Dingle and Myron Hickman scoring 10 points apiece.
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