I’m going to start with the best game of the day, Memphis War Eagles (Bray) vs. Team 147. SIDE NOTE: I believe Team 147 changed their name to Athletes for Orphans (A4O). This game was good from beginning to end. I thought Team 147 controlled the tempo of the game from the start. They packed it in on defense (tight 3-2 zone), keeping War Eagles (Bray) from their dribble-drive offense they like to run. Team 147 was very patient in their half-court sets and only pulling trigger on good looks at the goal. Jeremiah Oatsvall and Tyler McNair both got off to good starts. I thought the game was leaning towards a Team 147 victory, but the tide changed in the third quater. Coach Bray elected not to play his quicker guards that can beat you off the dribble, instead he spaced the floor with shooters. Ryan Bray, Kyle Honey, and Jalen Crutcher made it rain threes in the second half. They combined for 8 threes, 24 points in the game. Team 147 did have a chance to go ahead with a three point attempt from Jeremiah Oatsvall in the closing seconds of the game, but Memphis War Eagles (Bray) would go on to win the 52-48.
The first game of the day, the Music City Players vs. Tennessee Legends. The Legends jumped out on the Music City Players and led most of the game. At one point I believe they led the Players by more then 15 points. Music City Players came roaring back, behind the play of Jalon Cambridge. Cambridge knocked down threes and made steal after steal late in the game. He put the Players on his back as they overcame a duble-digit lead to win 64 to 54.