Championship Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this on what has been a terrific event in Rock Hill. Down in the 14u division, Team BOND and Carolina Riptide 2025 took the court at the Phenom Spring Tip-Off Classic. 

First half, both teams really looked to make a statement in the game but neither could break away from each other, as they ended up tied at halftime at 26 apiece.  Shamarius Petekin played well and led the way for Team BOND with eight points, while Marco Tampoya and Austin Moran both scored six points for the Riptide.  Tampoya and Greg Murray played continued to play well for the Riptide, with Tampoya scoring in an array of ways. But Team BOND was able to find success from inside the arc but also find success in getting to the line, really winning the battle from the line. 

It was a close battle throughout, but it was Team BOND that came away with the strong 64-59 victory to take home the championship.

Nasir Newkirk 14 points
Shamarius Petekin 11 points
Jerron Blackwell 9 points

Riptide 2025
Marco Tampoya 20 points
Greg Murray 18 points
Ethan Morgan 5 points