Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Oakland EYBL notebook: Win streak ends
HAYWARD, Calif. -- Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League hit its fourth stop over the weekend as the 40 participating teams competed for one of 24 spots in the 2012 EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam July 18-21. The top five teams in each of the four divisions, plus the top four at-large teams, qualify. Here are some news and notes from the weekend of competition.
CIA Bounced -- Twice
Teams that didn't need any extra motivation coming in were in Division D. That grouping includes CIA Bounce of Canada, led by 2012 ESPNHS National Sophomore of the Year Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.). CIA Bounce entered the final session as the only unbeaten team with a 14-0 record, but lost its first two games this weekend.
Meanstreets (Ill.), which entered with a 12-2 record, recorded a 66-49 victory over the Canadian team behind a 22-point, seven-rebound performance from Kendrick Nunn of Simeon (Chicago). The 6-foot-2 guard used explosive drives to break down CIA's defense.
Read the entire story, which includes a Mac Irvin Fire update, here.