CBC Takes 16s & 17s at HOF

New England Recruiting Report | Saturday, May 14th, 2011

CBC Takes 16s & 17s at HOF

The Connecticut Basketball Club was the big winner this weekend at the Hall of Fame Spring Classic. 

After plowing their way through pool play, CBC had a similarly easy road in the quarterfinals, knocking off CW Basketball from New York 89-59. 

Next up was the much anticipated match-up with Expressions Elite in the semifinals.  While both programs were undermanned and missing their big men, the game still showcased two of the premier guards in New England in Kris Dunn and Ricardo Ledo.  Both were up to the challenge as Dunn finished with 26 points to Ledo's 25 while also making his presence felt on the defensive end as well as the glass. 

Ethan ODay emerged as an unlikely hero for CBC, stepping up in the absence of Andre Drummond to finish with a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds.  Earlier in the day he put up 24 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks against CW.

Ultimately, CBC came away with an 81-72 victory and it was only fitting that the contest proved to be the last of the day with Next Leve Performance being unable to fill their spot in the final. 

In the u16 division CBC picked up right where they left off on Saturday with Kahlil Dukes, Levy Gillespie Jr., Sean Obi, and Quincey McKnight all shining en route to the team's championship. 

BABC took the u15 title with a tight 72-71 win over Team Scan from New York.  Playing without Wayne Selden, Damien Smith stepped up to score 25 points in the final.