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Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions: Griffin Elite takes home the 15U title

12, May 2024

Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions: Griffin Elite takes home the 15U title

This Game got off to a slow start with both teams knotted up (4-4) before they started to trade a set of 3s which pushed the game out to 10 all with about 10 minutes to go in the first half. 6’3 Guard Thurman Wade of Griffin Elite was everywhere collecting stalls and making baskets. He broke a defender down off the dribble and drilled a 3 pointer to give them a (15-10) lead. Griffin elite continued to pour on shots and stretched their lead out to 7 with 4:20 to go in the game. Griffin elite was able to keep the athletic group of Atlanta Xpress players in check for the first half and went into halftime with a (31-23) lead.

 

Atlanta Xpress came out with a purpose going on an 8-0 run to start the half before a timeout by Griffin Elite. Griffin Elite responded with a run of their own and made pushed their lead back out to 9 with a 3 point make by Thurman Wade. Griffin Elite changed to a 2/3 zone that kept the Atlanta Xpress offense in control for some time and lead tooling shots and long rebounds that bounced in the favor of Griffin Elite and led to multiple 1 on 0 layups at the other end. Team Griffin didn’t let off the gas and pushed out to a commanding (60-40) 20 point lead with 3:27 remaining. Team Griffin ended up pulling out the win 62-44.

 

Thurman Wade was the top performer for game he need with 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assist. He left his mark all over the game.the lanky 6’3 athlete let his presence be known the entire game rather it was guarding the opposing teams best player or making much needed basket to stop the bleeding. He was all over the floor and helped lead his Griffin Elite team to victory. 


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