North Carolina Gaters in Nike Super Showcase‏

Posted by Andy Durham on July 24, 2009 at 10:12 pm under Amateur | 2 Comments to Read

The North Carolina Gaters rallied to beat the Kentucky Gators 68-65 in pool play at the 17 & Under Nike Super Showcase in Orlando.

The Gaters team, made up entirely of Northern Guilford high school players, were led by Asad Lamot with 32 points and 7 assists. Jacob Lawson had 13 points, 16 rebounds and 7 blocks. John McBeth had 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Earlier in the day, the Gaters lost on a three point shot at the buzzer to Team Tampa by the score of 52-49. Michael Neal led the Gaters in that game with 12 points and 6 assists. John McBeth had 11 points and 7 rebounds. Jacob Lawson had 6 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks. Dylan Berry had 6 points and 4 assists.

The Gaters finish pool play tomorrow morning at 9:55 AM versus the New Jersey Blazers and will start bracket play tomorrow evening.

NC Gaters 17 8 10 14 49
Team Tampa 9 9 11 23 52

NC Gaters: Michael Neal 12, John McBeth 11, Jacob Lawson 6, Dylan Berry 6, J.R. Gant 5, Justin Mitchell 3, Asad Lamot 3, Carlos Rankins 3

  • mom said,

    Former Northern team….new ORMA team!!!

  • Northwest Baseball Fan said,

    Here is another tournament-baseball that is -taking place this week-end:

    Last night the Northwest Guilford Flying Squirrels won a quaterfinal CCSSL tournament game over Clayton 10-0 at Holly Springs High school. Stephen Mekita( ’10) hit a 400 foot 2-run homer. Sanders Kuxhausen( ’11) had a 3 RBI double and a solo 400 foot homer. Ben Schmucker( ’11) had a 2 RBI double. Duncan Everette ( ’11) had an RBI double. Ben Saunders ( ’10) drove in a run. The shut out pitching came from Steven Mekita, Keaton Haack( ’12), and lefty Garrett Stell( ’10). The team had excellent defense. They will now compete today at 4 pm in the semifinals at Lee County High school. The team is coached by Sonny Gann, John Gann, and Mike Everette. Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League (CCSSL) is a summer league made up of high school players that have not yet graduated. 47 high schools participated this year in 6 divisions over the summer with about 14 games per team. Northwest Guilford finished 12 -2 on the summer season to win the Northwest divison and qualify for the tournament. Best of luck to our Flying Squirrels today!!!