NC Go Hard 16u defeated Upward Stars 16u 56-39. NC Go Hard raced out to an early lead with countless transition buckets coming off steals and miscues by Upward. Majority of NC Go Hard points were uncontested layups. Upward never could find a consistent rhythm as the 1st half came to a close. At halftime, NC Go Hard led 35-25.
The 2nd half was similar to the 1st as NC Go Hard got transition bucket after transition bucket. Upward would only score 14 points in the 2nd half with just 3 made baskets and the rest coming off Free Throws. As Upward struggled to score NC Go Hard was able to maintain a comfortable lead scoring 21 2nd half points. By doing so they were able to put the game away and capture the championship.
NC Go Hard 16u was led by 6 foot Guard Leonardo Antxane with 23 points, 6’2″ Wing Christian Johnson with 19 points and 6 foot Guard Ghalon Chisley with 11 points. Upward Stars were led by 5’11” Guard Jaylon Jeter with 15 points and 6’3″ Forward Silas Christie with 11 points.