The AAU Hoopers NY buzzed their way to yet another tournament final, this time the team today will play the Lady Phoenix in the 17U Championship at Summer Madness Inside Exposure Tournament.
In the semi final game, Nicole Melious (Susan Wagner) scored 16 points and handed out nine assists while Kaetlyn L’Amoreaux (Maine-Endwell) dropped in 16, made five steals, and dished out three assists.
Vivienne Knee (Lycee Francais de New York) added six points, 13 rebounds, eight assists, and four blocks, and Nicole Sanfilippo (Ardsley, NY) poured in 13 points.
In the quarter final game, Melious banged home a team-best 24 points. L’Amoreaux contributed 12. and Julie Laguna enjoyed an eight-point, eight-board contest.
On the defensive side, Sanfilippo made a steal at the end of the tilt for the go-ahead basket over Team B Wright.
The Hoopers NY record is12-1 thus far in July live period action.
— Jerry Del Priore
(Photo: Hoopers NY, Former NY Knick Allan Houston on left of Nicole Melious)