Urban ASAK starts weekend with convincing win, followed by double-overtime loss

It was an easy W for Urban ASAK on Friday night at the Great American Shootout in San Antonio, when they beat the SA Soldiers by a relentless 40 points.

Darius McBride went off for 30 points in the win.

Saturday’s game was a slightly different story. After getting behind the Houston Superstars by 14 points, ASAK turned up its defense and came all the way back to within three points with just a few seconds to go.

Then this happened:

Jamal Shead hit the clutch three-pointer as time expired to lift ASAK into overtime. Each team exchanged a pair of buckets and the first overtime ended the same way it started – all tied up.

In the second overtime, Darius McBride gave the team an early lead with this three-point play:

Unfortunately, the Houston Superstars responded with a string of made shots to put them in the driver’s seat as time expired. A series of fouls and missed free throws by the Superstars gave ASAK a chance to win the game, down 60-59 with just seconds remaining.

The shots just wouldn’t fall as time expired, resulting in a stunning one-point loss. Jamal Shead finished with 18 points, Braelon Seals had 16 and Darius McBride scored eight in an impressive team effort, despite the result.

Urban ASAK can still win its bracket, though, and will attempt to do so starting tomorrow at 2:50 p.m.

Urban ASAK wins GASO championship

For the second consecutive weekend, Urban ASAK came home as tournament champions in a field of 179 teams at the Great American Shootout in Duncanville.

The team won four straight games by an average of 18 points after dropping the opener by one point. The final scores for the weekend were:

Urban ASAK 63, Basketball Means More Black 64

Urban ASAK 69, Shooting Stars Red 57

Urban ASAK 74, Texas Playmakerz 54

Urban ASAK 70, Dallas Showtyme Elite 46

Urban ASAK 71, Texas Impact 4:13 62

Darius McBride and Jamal Shead put together a string of outstanding performances to lead ASAK to another championship.

Shasirae Havey, one of the top unsigned seniors in the state, also came up with some big plays throughout the tournament.

Tyrese Taylor had two double doubles, and one game where he pulled down 15 boards as he continues to improve week after week.

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Urban ASAK wins final two games of adidas gauntlet to secure bracket title

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Urban ASAK overcame an opening-tournament loss with four consecutive victories to win their bracket at the adidas gauntlet in Fort Worth.

Darius McBride dropped 25 points in the championship game against South Florida Kings to lead ASAK. Jamal Shead put on another show, scoring 18 points and again coming up with steals and dishing out assists throughout the game. Shas Harvey added 13 points in the win. The game was back and forth throughout, but ASAK managed to hold on for a 66-63 victory.

In the semifinal against Louisiana Swarm, ASAK was again led by McBride with another 25 points in a close 62-57 victory. Jamal Shead also scored 18 points in this one, hitting two from downtown. Shas Harvey added 11 points and Dillon Gooding scored four.

Check out the highlights from both games below:

Urban ASAK picks up two big wins in Houston showcase

The hot streak continued for Urban ASAK in Houston on Saturday when the team beat two big-time opponents in the Mississippi Kings and Team Harden (adidas Gold).

IN ASAK’s 65-60 win against Team Harden, Jamal Shead scored 19 points – 14 in the second half, coming up clutch for his team to secure the W.

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Dillon Gooding also put on a great performance, scoring a team-high 20 points, including five three-pointers.

13U

No. Player Height School
23 Joshua Devora 5-11 St. Anthony’s
10 Warren Fleming 5-8 Kelly Lane
3 Jaylin West 5-2 Kelly Lane
22 Malik Presley 5-10 Goodnight
8 Aaron Garcia 5-9 J. Frank Dobie
30 Colton Carlton 5-3 Hill Country
1 Denim Collins 5-1 Westridge
26 Dante Payton 5-10 J. Frank Dobie
33 Max George 5-9 BASIS San Antonio
34 Ma’shy Hill 6-3 Goodnight
2 Tory Louis-Simmons, Jr. 6-3 Cele
7 Kaden Gumbs 5-9 Goodnight