Mean Streets Rolling In Pool Play At 16-u Nationals

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Mean Streets Rolling In Pool Play At 16-u Nationals

Brian Stinnette
July 2, 2003

Mean Streets, the top seeded Illinois-based team competing at the 16-U AAU National Championship Tournament, is rolling in pool play. Tai Street’s team won each of their first two games by a victory margin of better than 30 points. The Illinois Wolves and Illinois Warriors 16-U teams have opted out of the 16-U Tournament, and will instead compete later this month at the 17-U National Tournament.

Mean Streets opened on Monday with a 73-40 victory over the Spurs from Texas. They then defeated the First Baptist Crusaders of Maryland 88-56 last night. Mean Streets rolled over First Baptist despite being without star guard Jerel McNeal for much of the second half. McNeal twisted his knee, but should be OK to play the rest of the tournament. Maurice Acker, Brandon Dagans and Brandon Long were all key in Mean Streets trouncing of First Baptist.

Chicago-based Old Gold was upset by the Fayetteville Warriors of North Carolina in their opening round game. Old Gold, playing without both Orlando Moore and Johnnie Harris, has been forced to rely heavily on star forward Nate Minnoy.

The Rising Stars lost a tough opening round game to the Randolph Boys Club of Wisconsin 55-54. Meanwhile, Full Package defeated Maine Elite 53-45 in their opening contest.