Gaters Play for 3rd National Championship
Orlando – The 17U and 19U Gaters are in Orlando Florida for the 17U and 19U AAU National Championships. The 17U Gaters will play today for 9th place after a 2 point loss in the 2nd round places them in the consolation division. The 19U Gaters will play New Jersey at 4:00 for the National Championship. The 19U Gaters defeated Team Michigan 82-78 in the semi final game. Ridge McKeither had 29 points and 17 rebounds and Landon Clement (UNCG Signee) had 19 points and 7 rebounds. The Gaters trailed at the half by 15 points and started the 3rd quarter with a 17-0 run. The 19U team has 9 Division I players that will start college in a couple weeks and 3 junior college players. The 19U Gaters Blue remain undefeated. “We play with a lot of intensity and have a great group”, says Vic Sapp, 19U Head Coach.