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All*Stars go 3-2 in Orlando tournament

POSTED: May 31, 2013 10:23 a.m.
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Scott’s All*Stars went 3-2 during the Memorial Day weekend in a tournament in Orlando. The event featured 600 teams.

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Scott’s All*Stars kept busy during the Memorial Day weekend by competing May 24-27 in a tournament in Orlando.
The All*Stars went 3-2 at the tourney, which featured 600 teams.
All*Stars founder and coach Marcus Scott IV said there were several teams in their pool play that they faced two years ago during another tournament in Orlando.
“I knew this (tournament) would be a good indicator as to how much our program has grown since our kids were fifth-graders,” Scott said.
One of the teams they faced before were the Brandon All*Stars. Scott’s lost the teams’ first matchup two years ago, but this time coach Scott said they never looked back in their 53-30 win. Team 360 was another opponent the All*Stars faced as fifth-graders.
“Team 360 has improved a lot and has become a nationally ranked team,” Scott said.
The All*Stars managed a small comeback after trailing 9-0 in the first quarter and closed the deficit to two points in the fourth quarter. In the end, however, Team 360 claimed a 42-36 win.
The All*Stars’ second loss in the tournament came at the hands of the Florida Force, the No. 1 team in Florida, in a close 52-47 contest.
“We had Florida Force down by eight going into the fourth quarter before allowing the team to beat us by five points,” Scott said. “It was great competition. We feel we should have been in the championship games, but minor details become major problems against a good team.”
Also at the tourney, the All*Stars beat Thunder Herd Buffalo, 65-15, and Matrix, 51-33.
Scott said he has been seeing consistent improvement in his team and thinks they will hit their peak by the time they travel to Virginia in July for the National Tournament. Next action for three All*Stars teams will be the Super Regional Tournament on June 7-9 in Jacksonville.
Also during their time in Orlando, the All*Stars met Casey Hill, a nationally ranked high-school player slated to play next season at the University of Florida. The team also toured the University of Central Florida and visited Universal Studios, thanks to a sponsorship by the family of Russell and Zorana Dandy.
“We definitely would like to thank the Dandy family for allowing our kids to go to Universal Studios,” Scott said. “Some of our kids don’t get an opportunity to take a vacation, and bonding as a team at Universal Studios is a memory they will cherish for a lifetime, which, in the end, is more important than playing in the championship game.”

Scott’s All*Stars results
SAS 65, Thunder
Herd Buffalo 15
Jaylen Jackson 23, Marcus Scott 12, Keshawn Robinson 12, Christian Bass 6, Russell Dandy 5, Daquan Humphreys 3, Terry Smith 3, Tamaurio Jenkins 2, Josh Washington 2

SAS 36, Team 360 42
Scott 10, Robinson 9, Jackson 8, Humphreys 4, Dandy 3, Bass 2

SAS 53, Brandon All*Stars 30
Scott 15, Humphreys 13, Jackson 10, Bass 9, Robinson 2, Jenkins 2, Washington 2

SAS 51, Matrix 33
Scott 18, Humphreys 9, Jackson 9, Bass 8, Robinson 5, Washington 2

SAS 47, Florida Force 52
Jackson 23, Scott 13, Humphreys 7, Bass 4


 

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