Monday, July 6, 2009

USJN Hershey Invitational Results

We traveled to Hershey, Pennsylvania to play in the USJN Hershey Tournament this weekend.

The competition was solid and we had another great showing, finishing 5-1 overall and making it to the quarterfinal round of the tournament before losing to the ultimate champions of the tournament.

This brings the team record to 22-3 in the last 6 tournaments.

Please see detailed game information below:

Hoop Magic vs. Delaware Angels: In the first game of the tournament, the team defeated the Angels decisively 35-27. Alex Long was high scorer for the game with 13 points.

Hoop Magivs vs. Maryland Elite: In a closely fought game, Hoop Magic held their composure and defeated the Elite 48-46. Darrian Pickett and Brittany Murray were high scorers of the game with 18 and 14 respectively.

Hoop Magic vs. PA Capital AAU: The Hoop Magic girls soundly defeated the Pride 63-52. Alex Long, Brittany Murray and Darrian Pickett were the high scorers of the game with 20, 17 and 10 respectively. Murray also pulled down 11 rebounds and had 5 blocks, giving her team the defensive edge it needed to win the game.

Hoop Magic vs. PA Pride: After being behind most of the game, the Hoop Magic girls pulled out a victory in the final seconds of the game, defeating PA Capital AAU 46-45 by Alex Long's two free throws with 0.5 seconds left on the game clock. Long, Murray and Pickett were leading scorers with 12, 9 and 8 respectively. Murray pulled down 9 rebounds while Pickett and Brianna Hogan each had 4 steals to help close the point gap in the final minutes of the game.

Hoop Magic vs. New York Liberty: The team decisively defeated the New York Libery 46-26. Emily Rebh and Asia Wilson were leading scorers, with 15 and 9 respectively. This victory brought the team's record in the tournament to 5-0 and allowed them to win their pool and make it to the playoffs of the tournament.

Hoop Magic vs. Chillies: In a close game, the team battled the ultimate winners of the USJN Tournament the Chillies. They fought hard the entire way but could not hold on to their 20-18 halftime lead, ultimately losing 55-46 to the Chillies in the quarterfinals of the tournament. This brought their tournament record to 5-1 and their overall record to 22-3 in the past 6 tournaments.

I would like to congratulate Darrian, Brittany, Brianna, Alex, CC, Olivia, Emily and Asia for a job very well done.

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