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LIVE UPDATES: USJN Nationals, Wednesday

LIVE UPDATES: USJN Nationals, Wednesday

EXPANDED REPORT

Posted: 11:09 p.m.

OXON HILL, Md. – The precision shooting from 3-point range may have looked familiar to the JB Hoops Carra team this morning.

The same type of accuracy JB Hoops Carra used to turn Tuesday’s late-night, pool play-ending, first-place showdown into a blowout victory was the team’s undoing when bracket competition began in the morning.

The New York Havoc shot 50 percent from 3-point range, including 6-for-9 in the second half, knock JB Hoops out of the USJN 17U Girls Nationals with a 48-40 victory at the Gaylord National Convention Center.

New York got half of its points from long range.

The loss brings the most successful USJN Nationals tournament appearance in JB Hoops program history to an end. Last year’s JB Hoops Bucci team advanced out of pool play for the first time, making it to the consolation bracket after placing second in its six-team pool.

JB Hoops Carra went 4-1 and won Pool GG on a tiebreaker to reach this morning’s Bronze Championship Division quarterfinal against the Havoc.

The early start came as a quick turnaround from the late game that had extended the tournament for JB Hoops.

“It was so much fun,” Victoria Toomey said of Tuesday night’s victory. “It was great to see everybody working together to keep everyone pumped up.

“I lost my voice halfway through the game. We were just going crazy.

“It was great to feel that support on the court from your teammates because you know they’re with you.”

The emotional effort, however, was one that the team could not duplicate.

Toomey, the center who is going into her senior year at Dunmore, had a team-high 13 points in her final JB Hoops game and also blocked two shots.

“It was definitely tough,” Toomey said. “It was not the way we want to end, but this whole live period – this whole summer season – has been so much fun for everybody.

“It gave us great memories.”

Leah Hodick added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Rachael Rose added eight points and three steals.

Toomey, Hodick and Rose combined efforts during a 14-2 run to end the first half. Toomey’s 3-pointer with 50 seconds left created a 20-19 halftime lead, one of just two that JB Hoops had in the game.

New York forced seven turnovers in seven minutes while racing out to a 17-6 lead.

Rose and Toomey each scored four points to cut the deficit to three, then Hodick stepped in on both ends of the floor.

Toomey’s basket was set up by a pass from Hodick, who had come up with a loose ball on the defensive end to regain possession for JB Hoops.

Hodick then blocked a shot, forced an airball in the lane with her defense on the put-back attempt and retrieved the rebound on the Havoc’s next trip up the floor.

After making one of two foul shots at the other end, Hodick hit a 14-footer in the lane for a 17-17 tie with 2:20 left in the half.

The Havoc, which went from a 13-2 run to watching JB Hoops run off 11 straight, regained the lead with its first basket in more than six minutes.

Toomey banked in the 3-pointer that created the halftime lead.

New York scored first to open the second half, but Hodick scored on an rebound to give JB Hoops its last lead, 22-21.

The Havoc took control with a 12-2 run over a stretch of almost 6 ½ minutes, making three 3-pointers in the process for a 39-28 lead with five minutes left.

JB Hoops got within six points twice, but no closer.

Moriah Murray’s 3-pointer made it 42-36 with 2:45 left and Toomey’s two free throws cut it to 44-38 with 22.9 seconds remaining.

Toomey scored in double figures in five of the six tournament games and led the team in assists in the other. She finished with 11.7 points per game for the tournament.

Rose averaged 8.0 points. Hodick scored 31 points over the final three games to finish at 6.8 points.

NOTE: This concludes the “live” daily updates, but the JB Hoops Blog will continue to have more stories as the various teams in the program wrap up their summer season.

–          TOM ROBINSON

 

COLEMAN RECAP

Posted: 10:13 p.m.

OXON HILL, Md. – Kylie Lavelle scored 13 points for JB Hoops Coleman late Tuesday night when it wrapped up its play in the USJN 17U Girls Nationals with a 42-35 loss to the New Mexico Clippers.

JB Hoops Coleman finished 2-3 in Pool XX.

The Clippers took a 25-18 halftime lead and the teams played on even terms in the second half.

Cecelia Collins added seven points, Kayla Rose had five and Taylor Huyck and Bethany Maby added four each.

JB Hoops Coleman played shorthanded throughout the tournament with seven players available for three of the games and an eighth player dressed for two games. It finished in a three-way tie for the third-best record in the six-team pool.

Lavelle, who is getting ready to enter her freshman year at Riverside, led the team in scoring for the tournament, averaging 8.8 points.

Collins hit at least one 3-pointer and scored at least seven points in each game while averaging 8.2.

Return to this page for more information wrapping up the JB Hoops teams’ appearances at USJN Nationals.

–          TOM ROBINSON

 

FINAL GAME

Posted: 10:44 a.m.

Tuesday night’s rout and reaching the Bronze Championship Division bracket extended the AAU careers of four JB Hoops Carra players into one last game that they played this morning.

Leading scorer Victoria Toomey, Gracie Guarino and Morgan Haefele each closed out her JB Hoops career in a 48-40 loss to New York Havoc. Gianna Delfino was on the bench with the team, but did not play after suffering an injury Monday.

For more about Guarino’s play at nationals, go to: https://www.backcourthoops.com/2018/07/guarinos-board-battles-part-of-jb-hoops-success/.

For more about Haefele’s play at nationals, go to: https://www.backcourthoops.com/2018/07/morgan-haefele-wrapping-up-jb-hoops-career-at-nationals/.

More still to come on Toomey and Delfino’s careers with JB Hoops.

 

QUARTERFINAL LOSS

Posted: 10:26 a.m.

OXON HILL, Md. – The New York Havoc shot 50 percent from 3-point range, including 6-for-9 in the second half, this morning to knock JB Hoops Carra out of the USJN 17U Girls Nationals with a 48-40 victory at the Gaylord National Convention Center.

The loss brings the most successful USJN Nationals tournament appearance in JB Hoops program history to an end. Last year’s JB Hoops Bucci team advanced out of pool play for the first time, making it to the consolation bracket after placing second in its six-team pool.

JB Hoops Carra went 4-1 and won Pool GG on a tiebreaker to reach this morning’s Bronze Championship Division quarterfinal against the Havoc.

Victoria Toomey had a team-high 13 points in her final JB Hoops game and also blocked two shots.

Leah Hodick added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Rachael Rose added eight points and three steals.

Toomey, Hodick and Rose combined efforts during a 14-2 run to end the first half. Toomey’s 3-pointer with 50 seconds left created a 20-19 halftime lead, one of just two that JB Hoops had in the game.

A more-detailed game report, as well as more info wrapping up the tournament, will be posted later in the day.

 

GOOD MORNING

Posted: 7:25 a.m.

OXON HILL, Md. – The lobby of the Gaylord National Convention Center is a distinctly quieter place than it was eight hours ago when pool play was wrapping up in the USJN 17U Girls Nationals.

Two-thirds of the teams in the field have been eliminated.

Some are already on the road. Others are checking out of their hotels now. Perhaps, still more are sleeping in.

The JB Hoops Carra girls, however, can already be seen making their way to the courts for their 8 a.m. Bronze Championship Division quarterfinal against Havoc Florence, a New York team that also went 4-1 and won its pool.

Along with a little bit of a recap of Tuesday’s action, return to this page for updates on the JB Hoops Carra girls during elimination play today.

TOM ROBINSON

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