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.
Dillon Gooding also put on a great performance, scoring a team-high 20 points, including five three-pointers.
With the spring season wrapping up, Urban ASAK has compiled a 22-6 record, winning three consecutive tournaments all away from home including the most recent San Antonio Great American Shootout.
Sunday’s action began with a double-digit victory against LA Select Team Millsap, 64-54, earning the team a sport in the championship game. ASAK followed the win with another victory, 74-65 over Vipers Academy to win the title.
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.
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.
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:
With just seven players active for the game, Urban ASAK powered its way to a 83-62 thrashing of UC Hoops.
The team started the game on a 16-2 run, and every time UC Hoops came within striking distance, ASAK pulled away again.
Darius McBride had his best game of the tournament with 20 points and Dillon Gooding put up a season-high 17 in the win.
ASAK got plenty of help from other players, too. William McBride scored 11 points, Jamal Shead added 10, Shasirae Harvey scored nine and Tyrese Taylor contributed eight points.
The win advances the team to the next round of the tournament. Tipoff is at 10:30 a.m.
Highlights available below:
Urban ASAK bounced back from their first game with a decisive 67-55 victory against the Wyoming Beasts on Saturday morning.
Jamal Shead continued to establish his dominance as one the state’s hottest up-and-coming point guards, scoring 14 points and consistently finding his teammates for assists. His defensive play has been spectacular, disrupting opposing ball-handlers each time he steps on the court.
Darius McBride also added 14 points in another strong performance. He scored in a variety of ways, inside and out, as he typically does.
The team got scoring production from almost every player in the win. Braelon Seals, Dillon Gooding and Eden Holt all scored seven points, while Tyrese Taylor added six and William McBride scored two.
Highlights from the game are featured below: