LADERA RANCH, CA: Once again, there are two programs positioned to repeat as champions in the West heading into Championship Sunday. California Storm and the City Ballers have each played themselves into the semifinals in Ladera Ranch, California. Four teams remain in each of the Boys and Girls divisions, but only one team in each division will head to Orlando to participate in the Jr. NBA Global Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, August 6-11.
Quinton Webb set himself apart today with a pair of alley-oops set up by Issac Martinez.
The City Ballers will have to go through Team Create and the winner of West Coast Elite vs. Give N Go Supreme to repeat.
California Storm was tested early in their first bracket game. After falling behind, 8-0 to start the game, coach George Quintero’s team buckled down, played aggressive defense, and pushed the pace in transition. After holding the Cal stars to just 4 points in the second quarter, the Storm pulled away. They will face NYCS Lady Elite tomorrow at 9:15AM.
Before bracket play got underway, NBA Player Development led a life skills discussion with players and coaches. NBA legend James Worthy also stopped by to support and take in the action.
Tomorrow, West champions will be crowned. Will the City Ballers and California Storm repeat and head back to Orlando? Or will new programs represent the West in August?
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