World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter is in Dallas this weekend to watch the Adidas Gauntlet.
Here are results from Friday and Saturday.
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Game Elite JB (Atlanta, Ga) 65, Adidas 17U Gauntlet 64: OSA got down by as much as 12 early in the first half. Trailing by 10 with just over four minutes left, Omaha Skutt junior Tyson Gordon made a 3-pointer followed by a steal and a layup and two of his game-high six assists in the closing minutes. Gordon finished with 13 points (5-of-6 FG, 3-of-4 3FG). Lincoln Pius X junior Kolbe Rada scored all 12 of his points in the second half. Lincoln North Star senior Josiah Allick had a game high 16 points and led the team with seven rebounds.
College Coaches in attendance: Head coaches in attendance were Clemson's Brad Brownell, Northern Iowa's Ben Jacobsen and North Dakota State coach Dave Richman. Among the assistant coaches in attendance was UNO assistant coach Tyler Erwin. He was joined by assistants from George Washington, Florida, Washington, Purdue, Colorado State, Creighton, Old Dominion, IPFW, Belmont, Bradley, Utah State and Wisconsin Green Bay.
Team Loaded Virginia 69, OSA 17U Gauntlet 60: Team Loaded led by 13 at the half (39-26) and was able to withstand two OSA 6-0 runs in the second half to secure the win. In front of a large contingent of Division I college coaches, OSA cut the lead to five with just over 12 minutes left. OSA was led in scoring by Omaha Westside junior Jadin Booth with 18 points. Omaha Westside junior Chase Thompson and Omaha Central junior Latrell Wrightsell Jr. scored 12 apiece.
College Coaches in attendance: Head coaches in attendance were Ohio State's Chris Holtman, NC State's Kevin Keatts, North Dakota State's Dave Richman. Assistant coaches were from Duke, Villanova, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Texas, Northwestern, Marquette, Creighton, Colorado State, Miami, Purdue, South Dakota, Leigh, Boise State, Butler, Lamar, Sam Houston State, UCF, UNO, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State and James Madison.
Game Elite (Atlanta, GA) 60, OSA 16U Gauntlet 49: OSA was led by Millard North sophomore Hunter Sallis with 11 points. Sallis was the only player in double figures as Ryan Riggs (West Des Moines Dowling; Des Moines, Iowa) and Preston Murphy Jr. (Elkhorn South) each had nine.
College Coaches in attendance: Assistant coaches from Iowa State, Purdue, Northern Iowa, Wisconsin, UNO, Creighton, Butler, Utah State, South Dakota State, Loyola Chicago.
Iowa Barnstormers 16U 52, K-Low Elite (Philadelphia, PA) 49: Lincoln North Star’s Kwat Abdelkarim scored 10 points, while Ajante Hogan (Lincoln Southeast) and Jaren Marshall (Omaha Burke) each scored five.
Iowa Barnstormers 16U 55, Mass Rivals 47: Marshall led the Barnstormers with 20 points. Hogan scored five, and Abdelkarim finished with two.
College Coaches in attendance: Head coaches in attendance were Iowa's Fran McCaffery and Drake's Darian DeVries. Assistant coaches from Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, Michigan, Georgetown, Arkansas, South Florida, Bradley and North Dakota.
OSA 16U Gauntlet 63, Team Loaded Virginia 61: OSA trailed 17-5 in the opening eight minutes of the game. They came back to take a 25-23 lead at the half, led by Auburn sophomore Cam Binder's 10 points. Sallis led OSA with 12 second half points and finished with a team-high 19. Others in double figures were Binder with 15 and Murphy with 12.
College Coaches in attendance: Head coaches in attendance were Iowa State's Steve Prohm, Iowa's Fran McCaffery, Drake's Darian DeVries and North Dakota State's Dave Richman. Among the assistant coaches in attendance was UNO assistant Tyler Erwin. He was joined by assistant coaches from Purdue, Oregon, Rhode Island, Bradley and Colorado.
Team Loaded Virginia 83, OSA 15U Gauntlet 68.
Game Elite (Atlanta, Ga) 53, OSA 15U Gauntlet 50.
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OSA 16U Gauntlet 55, Team Carroll (Birmingham, AL) 52: Binder made four 3-pointers and led OSA in scoring with 13 points. Others in double figures were Sallis with 12, and Murphy with 11.
College Coaches in attendance: UNO head coach Derrin Hansen and Drake's Darian DeVries. Hansen and DeVries were joined by Creighton assistant Steve Merfeld.
Team Carroll (Birmingham, AL) 55, OSA 15U Gauntlet 50: Payson Gillespe (Douglas County West) led OSA with 11 points, followed by Reggie Thomas (Omaha Westside) with 10. Luke Lindenmeyer (Papillion-La Vista) finished with nine.
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