Urban ASAK wins third consecutive tournament after defeating Vipers 74-65

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.

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.