#NEHF Varsity Division - Sunday Recap I
Pool play is over and the first round of play-offs now complete and so the quarterfinal match-ups are now set in the Northeast Hoops Festivals’ varsity division.
The BABC City team came out of their pool yesterday and gave Wayne PAL all they could handle this morning, but ultimately the New Jersey squad continued to execute and make big plays down the stretch of a tight game and so they advance to play Middlesex Magic.
The Beantown Bulls knocked off House of Sports Pride in a match-up of Boston vs. New York. Dartmouth bound guard Guillien Smith showed well for the Bulls this weekend, who are now set to meet MB Nation in the quarterfinals. The Nation again relied on their backcourt of Shyheim Ulrickson and Nicholas Gilpin to lead them over Connecticut Elite this morning, a team comprised primarily of unsigned seniors from the greater New Haven area including both Justin Campbell and John Lewis Jr., both of whom looked good in defeat.
Another Connecticut based squad, The System Basketball Club, is also headed to the quarterfinals where they’ll Meet DE Hornets Rivera. The System knocked off MBR in a tough play-in game, getting good production from Ryan Pittman in the backcourt while Gianni Carwin showed his ability to make tough shots off both the catch and the dribble. Andrew Fleming has set the tone for MBR all weekend long but point guard Thomas Coyne also played well running the show from the point and threading the needle on some back-door passes.
Lone Wolf Athletics and the B.C. Eagles drew a crowd of college coaches this morning, all for the right to play Rawle Alkins and NY Rens in the quarterfinals. Riley Hayes is a six-foot-six junior who had lines of NESCAC coaches in to see him today while Lone Wolf proved why this could be their best team in recent memory, getting production across the board and pulling out the 58-45 win.