JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The JC Tropics started out this game with quick solid passes leading to out-rebounding and out-hustling their opponent Adams Elite. Taking 6 full minutes before their first score, Elite's shots just weren't falling.
Brandon Renkart's hustle from JC Tropics was keeping them in the lead and sealing the deal, sinking in easy fast break layups from 3 steals early on. Elite was struggling to find their rhythm and playing fast and loose with the ball resulting in multiple turnovers in the first half. JC Tropics kept up the momentum and ended the first half with every player having scored with at least 1 steal, Zac Kozak with 10 rebounds and Brandon Renkart leading the team with 9 points and 7 rebounds.
With a quick easy layup in the start of the second half from Vincent Gazzani this could be the momentum they needed to pick it up. Vincent and Shay Odusam were contributing the most on offense with little help from the rest of the team. In the second half Vincent ended with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 1 assist followed by Shay with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist. Even with Vincent's three 3 pointers within 5 minutes, Adams Elite just couldn't keep up with Brandon Renkart dominating in the paint having 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Gazzani and Odusam played hard and tried to help lead their team to a victory closing the lead to 14 but unfortunately it wasn't enough. Bruce helped JC Tropics with 10 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and 5 rebounds, along with Jesse Weeks contributing 5 points, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 5 rebounds.