Matrix AAU Basketball: Matrix Highlights: 11U "Green Wave" Goes 3-2 at Hershey USJN Event


Tuesday, July 8
11U "Green Wave" Goes 3-2 at Hershey USJN Event
The Matrix 11U Green team -- aka the "Green Wave", coached by Michael Paul and Richard Boll, competed in the USJN Hershey Showcase on June 28-July 1 in Hershey, PA.  The tournament included over 30 11-Under teams, with the vast majority of teams being D-I quality teams.

The Green Wave competed well throughout and went 3-2 for the tournament.  The games included a couple great comebacks in which the Green Wave pulled out the win in the final minutes or seconds of the game.

In the team's first game on Saturday, the Green Wave came back from 7 points down with less than two minutes to play to win the game.  In the team's second game, against a team with a front line of 6-0, 6-0 and 5-8, the team battled hard, but fell 56-29; to add to the excitement, the teams had to leave the gym in the middle of the game becuase of a fire alarm.

In the first game on Sunday, the 11U Green team lost to the NJ Hawks, a team with a 6-2 and a 5-11 player.  In Sunday's second game, the Green Wave played the CT Fire.  Rachel Logue's two free throws in the final seconds, the second one after being "iced" on the line, led the team to a 34-33 victory.

The team closed out the tournament with a win on Monday to go 3-2. 

In additon to the exciting out the court action, the team had a great time attending Hershey Park one night, bonding at the hotel and traveling back and forth to all the games in the "team bus" driven by Coach Paul.

And in summer league, the Green Wave is an undefeated 5-0 heading into tonight's game. 

Congratulations to the Green Wave!