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went 5-0 on the weekend with pool wins over Charlotte Court 69-40 and Chicago Storm 95-38. Bracket play picked up with wins over SYF Players 80-52, IE Central 88-63, and IE Metro 75-61. SYF cut IE’s 17 point lead to 6 early in the 2nd half before IE put it in 2nd gear to blow the game open and march to a convincing win. Alex Hemenway (Castle) had 17 points, and Sydney Curry (FW Horizon) matched him with 17 as well, dominating the low block. In the semi’s IE Central was able to hang around 20+ minutes thanks to 17 points from Korbin Spencer (Ky), and 21 from Kycia Washington (Howe). But a 2nd half explosion from Jeremiah Francis (18pts, Pick Central Oh) Alex Hemenway 17pts and Cobie Barnes 20pts (Floyd Central) led to a 88-63 route. In the championship game, IE 2019 faced off with perhaps the biggest surprise of the spring IE Metro. Metro had beaten EYBL Mac Irvin Fire last weekend, and also previously unbeaten IE Diesel the game before. Behind a 24 point effort Nate Childress (Zionsville) Metro put a scare into IE 2019, even leading 31-29 at the half, but Michael Moreno (18pts, Scott County Ky), Alex Hemenway (20pts) and Jeremiah Francis (22pts/9 assists) had other ideas as IE went on to cruise to 75-61 win and remained unbeaten at 20-0 on the season. IE Metro is going to be a force to be reckoned with for any team, as we approach the July open period. IE 2019 is ranked #1 in the nation by Indivisible Hoops, and #3 by Prephoops.com. IE 2019 returns to action in 2 weeks for the Adidas Gauntlet in Chicago, IL.
The momentum this team has amassed spilled over into this weekend as IE 2020 manhandled IE2K20 70-35 in the championship game. With one of its leading scorers (Trey Galloway CMA) gone, IE 2020 picked up the slack collectively as 5 of the 7 players reached double figures. Anthony Leal (Bloom South) led the way with 15pts, D’andre Davis (LC) 14 pts. Mabor Majak HSE), Sincere Mcmahon (Tindley) and Nigel Pack (LC) all scored 10 pts. Michael Mayer (Cov. Catholic Ky) was his normal self, making plays on both ends of the floor. IE 2020 won its pool with wins over TEM Select 89-33, and Northside Spartans 66-26. They advanced in bracket play with wins over IE Northeast 60-30, STL Warriors 68-22, and then IE2K20 in championship 70-35. IE 2020 is now 27-1 on the season and maintains its No.2 National Ranking from Indivisible Hoops and No.3 national ranking by Prephoops.com. IE 2020 will be back in action Memorial Day Weekend at the Adidas Gauntlet in Chicago, IL.