On Sunday, Philly Triple Threat took home the victory in the 14u championship against the Baltimore Supreme at the A-Game Super Shootout in Manheim, PA. It was a highly contested affair up until halftime with a score of 25-17. A 15 to 6 run by Philly Triple Threat to start the second half extended there arm’s length lead to 40-23 with 8:15 left in the game. A deficit that was too mighty for Baltimore Supreme to overcome.
Right off the tip, the two teams came out with a high level of assertiveness and focus, having combined for 7 lead changes within first 10 minutes of the game. Philly Triple Threat’s Donte Scott dominated the game from the door, asserting himself as the best player on the floor. Scott, who contributed a game high 19 points did much more than just score. He controlled the boards and made plays for his teammates throughout the game.
Philly Triple Threat’s point guard Zach Lezanic added 11 points, but more importantly had a great floor game controlling the tempo and getting his team into efficient offensive possessions. Sometimes the best offense is a good defense, Philly triple Threat’s sound defensive effort and collective team rebounding led to a lot of easy transition baskets. The suffocating defense shut down the paint and forced Baltimore Supreme to beat them from the outside, which they were unable to do. Triple Threat played keep away the last 5 minutes of the game to secure a 15 point lead. Final score 54-39.