Queen City Showcase – Clover High School – Game 7 – 4;00pm – Court 2
17U ACC Silver Championship
Upward Stars Columbia 17U Joye – 57
BWSL Elite 17u – 55
BWSL’s three-pronged attack started out cooking early with Chaunce Jenkins getting buckets, Mikell Boyd scoring nicely, and Elijah Bell getting in on the act. Thomas Tyler kept the Upward Stars team within range, scoring 14, and ending the first half down 8: 33-25. In the second half, the Upward Stars tightened up defensively, forced the Elite into some tough shots and turnovers, and continued to close the gap. Harold Johnson Jr. for the Stars found his stroke in the second half, knocking down some crucial 3s and free throws ending the game with 10 points, and Rolando Howell Jr. hit some timely shots for the Stars as well. Jakarrie Wilkins picked up the slack for the Elite in the second half, finishing with 10 points. With 1:00 to go, BWSL lead 55-54, had possession of the ball, turned it over, and fouled Thomas Tyler on a 3 point attempt. Tyler, the MVP for the game, was solid throughout and finished with 22 points, knocks down 2 of 3 and puts Upward ahead 56-55. BWSL with possession of the ball gets it inside to Eric Henderson. He goes up for a short jump hook but misses the shot. Tyler grabs the defensive rebound, gets fouled, and goes to the foul line knocking down 1 of 2. BWSL gets the rebound and calls timeout with 0.5 left on the clock. BWSL inbounds…turnover…Upward wins 57-55 and takes home the 17U ACC Silver Championship. Chaunce Jenkins for BWSL Elite had a good effort and finished with 13 points.