MANALAPAN, NJ: It was an exciting day of bracket play here at the Northeast Regional as the defending girls champions, Empire State Basketball, advanced to tomorrow’s semifinals vs. New Heights. Cat Carrafiello led the way for Empire State Basketball with 21 points, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range. In other girls semifinal action, MCW Starz will take on NY Renaissance.
Empire State Basketball head coach Nick Volchok spoke about the chance for his team to return to Orlando.
To be in this position to come back on Sunday, means everything.
– Nick Volchok, Empire State Basketball head coach
In the Boys Championship bracket, Cameron Piggee paced the NJ Bulldogs with 22 points and six assists. They’ll face New Heights in tomorrow’s semifinal game. Royal Brown impressed for K/S Elite All Stars with 23 points, who will face STR Elite.
NBA Player Development and WNBA Legend Kym Hampton hosted a Leadership Development Session for players, coaches and parents, who took a break from basketball on Saturday to learn about the importance of becoming a professional off the court.
The 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship field will finally be set tomorrow with the final two domestic teams advancing to Orlando. Semifinal games tip at 9:15 AM from Sportika. Watch all the action live on Eleven and Flo Sports. And keep up with all of the action on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. As always, the official Jr. NBA Global Championship site will have live stats throughout the weekend.