Bathours, Money Team Win 360 Hoops Orlando Invitational Titles
Burnell Scores 11 To Lead Bathours To Men's Title; Former WNBA Player Prince Tallies 10 In Money Team Women's Triumph At O.C.P.S. Academic Center for Excellence Gym In Patented Three-Hoop, Circular Court For Fast-Paced Play
By: 360 Hoops
In the men's field, Bathours (Bernell, Hayes, CJ Williamson, Scottie James) advanced to the finals with a 15-12 win over Pedro's Posse, where they took on Team Rise (Brandon Moss, Keith Clayton, Leo Behrerd, Romello Bate), which had defeated Smith Center, 15-11, in the semifinals. Women's champ Money Team (Prince, Jaterra Bonds, Jessica Thomas, Niya Johnson) won via forfeit in the semis while Force (Kayla Gordon, Antoinette Bannister, La'Sanja Edwards, Shaquita Snow) moved to the championship by topping Black Widows, 15-11.
The winning teams collected an aggregate $5000 in prize money. The event was held in conjunction with A.C.E. League Orlando.
Select contests, including the championship game, will be broadcasted via national and regional networks and streamed at the 360 Hoops YouTube channel. Schedule and outlet to be announced.
"The high quality of play from all 10 teams at the 360 Hoops Orlando Invitational made for a super-competitive environment and an amazing showcase of how we are changing the shape of the sport," said 360 Hoops CEO Archie McEachern. "The outstanding athleticism and basketball acumen of our champions demonstrated how exciting and fast-based our game is, and we couldn't be more pleased with the results, in particular that last-basket-
360 Hoops, the brainchild of co-founder Shane Brey, is an exciting, inclusive addition to the shape of basketball at all levels, incorporating a version of the traditional three-on-three basketball game.
Quarterfinal #1: Pedro's Posse 15, Barnett Park 11
Quarterfinal #2: Smith Center15, Global Not Local 10
Semifinal #1: Team Rise 15, Smith Center 11
Semifinal #2: Bathours 15, Pedro's Posse 12
Finals: Bathours 15, Team Rise 12
Semifinal #1: Money Team d. Lady Knights, forfeit
Semifinal #2: Force 15, Black Widows 11
Finals: Money Team 15, Force 14