Results from The Big Weekend

So what a weekend it was.  Games and food galore.   I spend Friday night, the last session on Saturday and the semis/finals Sunday at the Pump N Run tourney.  Saturday's first half was at NY2LA and then the night session of the EYBL.  Tough call between the Fritos Walking Taco at Hopkins or the Famous Dave's BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich at the EYBL.  Add in a cinnamon roll and that's not a bad Saturday of food.  People galore at Pulley.  Full from the divider to the sideline and then on the 1 open baseline, 5 deep from the wall right to the edge of the court.  Parking was even worse as cars were being towed left and right.  Double parked, parking on the grass, you name it.  Anything to find a spot.  In fairness, all the of events did a nice job with their setups to manage the crowds and the coaches.    Amazing to see all the head coaches from Jim Boeheim to Coach K to Bill Self and the list goes on and on and on.

Pump N Run lost a heartbreaker on Friday night to the KC 76ers.  A great play call gave Cullen Russo a wide open layup that wouldn't go down and KC held on 56-54.  Liked point guard Martez Harrison and forward Joey Lillis for the 76ers.  Anybody named Cornsharks (Iowa) is worth seeing but no sight of their outstanding logo.  Illinois Warriors hung on in an entertaining game vs Team Breakdown.  Pump N Run 16s couldn't make a shot as Illinois Basketball Academy (with their Muscle Milk Jerseys) knocked them out in the semis.  Fury Dixon got a buzzer beater runner John Veil to beat IBA in that title game.  PNR 15s knocked off Wisconsin Blizzard-Pronschinske (last year's loaded Fox Valley Swing team) in a very good title game.  Cody Schwartz will be a player from that squad.  They took out a very good tNBA team in the semis.  Fun to see Schwartz go up against Henry Ellenson in the final.  Ellenson and Marshawn Wilson continue to impress.

15U Bracket Results
PNR def Heat Lesewski, NE Select Fisher def Triple Threat, WI Blizzard def KC 76ers, tNBA def Fury Shelman

PNR def Nebraska Select-Fisher
WI Blizzard def tNBA

PNR def WI Blizzard - Pronschinske 61-54

16U Bracket Results
PNR def MN Warriors, IBA def Chicago Magic, WI Blizzard def EOTO Black, Fury Dixon def WI Blaze

IBA def PNR, Fury Dixon def Blizzard

Fury Dixon def IBA 51-49  (Fury Dixon's only loss was to Heat Vang, they actually beat 2015 stud Diamond Stone and the Milwaukee Young Legends, corrected from original post)

17U Results
PNR def KC 76ers 67-50 for title

PNR def Team Breakdown, KC 76ers def Team Breakdown

KC 76ers def Team NE, Fundamental U def Grassroots, PNR def Fury Davis, Team Breakdown def AK Hawks.

KC 76ers def KC Premiere, Team NE def Fury Ouse, Fundamental U def MI Hurricanes, Grassroots def Ill Warriors, PNR def WI Blizzard, Fury Davis def Omaha Crusaders, AK Hawks def WI Jets, Team Breakdown def TX D1 Ambassadors

NY2LA Spring Extravaganza
Net Gain goes 2-2 as they lose to Texas Select in pool play and then bow out in the quarters to WI Swing on a buzzer.  Comets Hanson had a crazy overtime game to finish pool play and then lost to TP Elite in the round of 16.  43 Hoops lost their pool to ECI after beating them in St. Cloud.  43 then knocked out both Select before losing to the Green Bay Gunners in the semifinals of the gold bracket.  Comets Stock knocked out Getshook in the Silver bracket and then lost in the Silver title game by 4.

In the 16s Comets Lewis fell in the round of 16s to a very good KC Run GMC club.  MN Select lost in the round of 16s to eventual champ RAS (Ray Allen Select)  Net Gain 15s won their quarterfinal before losing to KC Run GMC in the semifinals.

The Rest
The Minnesota Cyclones lost to the St Louis Eagles at the IM Bball tourney before rolling through the Red bracket to win that title.  My old Magic crew was 1-3 in that same division.  Howard Pulley's top 17s went 3-1 and could have been 4-0 if not for a close loss to Albany City Rocks.

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