In UBHI 2nd Round Action
MYRTLE BEACH, SC – In an impressive display of basketball prowess, Norcross (GA) secured a commanding 51-27 victory over Miami Senior (FL) at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Game 5 of the 2023 United Bank Holiday Invitational.
The home team, Norcross, showcased a remarkable turnaround from their previous outing, dominating both halves of the game. They opened with a solid 12-5 lead in the first quarter and continued their momentum, ending the first half ahead at 20-11.
Norcross’ Jania Akins led the charge with a standout performance, scoring 21 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and dishing out 2 assists. Her agility and sharp shooting were pivotal in securing the win for her team. Justus Fitzgerald also made significant contributions, adding 11 points and 8 rebounds to the team’s tally.
Miami Senior struggled to find their rhythm, with Sydney Wilson being their top performer, scoring 13 points. However, their overall field goal percentage of just 25.8% and a 0% completion rate from the three-point line hindered their efforts. Alexie Nicolas contributed 6 points and 3 rebounds but couldn’t turn the tide in favor of Miami Senior.
Norcross dominated in points off turnovers and fast-break points, showcasing their aggressive defense and swift transition play. Their bench also played a crucial role, contributing 8 points to the team’s victory.
Officials Jeremy Wilson, Dan Paugh, and Brendan Wehrle oversaw the match, which saw Norcross leading for a significant 29 minutes of the game, compared to Miami Senior’s brief 1:55 minutes of lead time.
The victory propels Norcross forward in consolation bracket of the tournament, showcasing their resilience and skill on the court. The team’s focus now shifts to their next challenge in the United Bank Holiday Invitational vs Sparkman, AL tomorrow at 9:00 AM as they aim to maintain their winning momentum. Miami Senior (FL) will face off against Atlantic Collegiate (SC) tomorrow at 10:45 AM at the John Rhodes Sports Center.
This game, marked by strategic plays and dynamic performances, once again highlights the talent and competitive spirit present in this year’s United Bank Holiday Invitational. Fans and enthusiasts eagerly await the upcoming matches, expecting more thrilling basketball action.