ORLANDO, FL – Bracket play continued Saturday from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with U.S. and International semifinal and championship game action. With an 80-46 win over Canada, Africa is headed back to the Boys Global Championship game for the second straight year. Marouf Moumine impressed with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks in the International Boys Championship following a 22 point and 10 rebound performance in Africa’s semifinal win over Asia Pacific. Africa will face the U.S. Boys Champions out of the West Region at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow on FOX.
Following their 77-74 semifinal win over the defending Global Champion Central Boys, the West outscored the Southeast 29-16 in the fourth quarter to claim a 80-74 victory and be named the U.S. Boys Champions. Quinton Webb’s double-double (15 points, 17 rebounds) led the way for the West.
The Central will again represent the United States on the girls side of the bracket. After a 68-58 semifinal win over the Mid-Atlantic, Jada Williams, S’mya Nichols, Kiara Smith and Chloe Clardy all scored in double figures to lift their team to the U.S. Girls Championship with a 73-57 win over the West. They will face Canada in the Girls Global Championship at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow on FOX.
Following Saturday’s action, all 32 teams were treated to a surprise visit from Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador Dwyane Wade. Wade did a Q&A with FOX Sports’ Noah Eagle, answered questions from players and coaches and then took photos with each team.
Championship Sunday tips off at 2:30 p.m. with a pre-game show on FOX featuring Vince Carter and Charissa Thompson with special guests NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Dwyane Wade.
Sunday’s Jr. NBA Global Championship Schedule
2:30 p.m. EDT – Jr. NBA Global Championship Pre-Game Show (FOX)
3:00 p.m. EDT – Girls Global Championship: Central vs. Canada (FOX)
4:30 p.m. EDT – Boys Global Championship: Africa vs. West (FOX)