Nike EYBL Champs Crowned

The final day wrapped up in North Augusta with two champions being crowned at the first ever Nike EYBL Peach Jam Championships. Here's a look at the two championship games:

17-Under: Team Takeover 70, St. Louis Eagles 62

The 17-Under final was close throughout as Team Takeover behind the stellar play of 6-3 combo guard James Robinson held a slim 32-29 lead heading into the second half over the St. Louis Eagles. No one broke away, but Robinson and his backcourt mate A.J. English made 17 of 18 free throws including 10 straight in the final five minutes to seal a hard fought 70-62 victory over the Eagles.

Team Takeover was led by James Robinson with 24 points and eight boards, while sweet-shooting Michael Gbinije added 19 points. English wrapped up their double-digit scoring with 10 points in the win. The Eagles top gun was Brad Beal who finished with a game-high 26 points, but he struggled from long range only hitting 4-of-14 from beyond the arc. The only other Eagle in double figures was Roosevelt Jones with 10 points. Ben McLemore who had been a key throughout the tournament was held to just six points, that was a key to the Team Takeover win.

16-Under: Georgia Stars 59, BABC 57

The Georgia Stars jumped out to an early double-digit lead and went to the intermission up 35-24 over BABC. But, the Boston area squad came roaring back in the second half to close the gap to just two points, but couldn't finish the deal. The Georgia Stars held on for a 59-57 victory over BABC behind 6-5 Marcus Hunt who scored 19 points and nine rebounds, while 6-3 Justin Seymour chipped in with 17 points in the win. BABC's top gun was 6-6 George Niang who finished with a game high 25 points and 8 rebounds. He got solid support from 6-4 Rene Castro who added 12 points in the tough loss.

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