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Basketball fans of all ages enjoyed Saturday night’s game in the Under Armour Elite 24
tournament. At times during the game, Team Coney Island dominated Team Bed Stuy,
taking a lead of as much as 30 points. However, Bed Stuy never gave up and made
a strong comeback, eventually losing in a tight game with a final score of 114 to 109.
What can you say about a game in New York, under the Brooklyn Bridge? The atmosphere had
plenty of New York energy and it was clear the game was for serious ballers and their devoted fans. The perfect stage was set and many did not disappoint!
For example, Isaiah Whitehead stole the show for Team Coney Island coached by Mario
Elie. Whitehead’s numbers were 26 points and 10-18 shooting. Meanwhile, Tyus
Jones’ crossover abilities were clearly impressive and Justin Jackson was a
reliable shooter starting the game off 7-7. Team Bed Stuy was coached by Pearl
Washington and had some standouts as well. For example, Emmanuel Mudiay was a
standout for team Bed Stuy, scoring 22 points and fighting to the bitter end.
Stephen Zimmerman and Kelly Oubre also played well to come back from the 30
point deficit. Stanley Johnson ended with a phenomenal 25 points and put on a show.
During the game, I think some of Team Bed Stuy’s substitutions were questionable. I would
like to have seen Zimmerman get some more playing time and I think the team would have benefitted from more passes. It almost seemed like whoever caught the ball was going to shoot it.
Overall, it was a pretty exciting game with many incredible performances such as Isaiah Whitehead’s 26 points, Stanley Johnson’s 25, and Emmanuel Mudiay’s 22. When Team Coney Island went up by 30 points, Stephen Zimmerman and Kelly Oubre lead the charge for a comeback. However, Tyus Jones, Justin Jackson, and Isaiah Whitehead maintained control and
finished them off. Anyway, did you check out the game? What did you think of it? What were some of your favorite plays? Anyway, thanks for reading and please comment!
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.