Haris Tournament 2012 - Day 1 Recap - Hoopsfix.com

Haris Tournament 2012 – Day 1 Recap

Haris Tournament 2012 Day 1

Haris Tournament 2012 Day 1The seventh annual Haris Memorial Tournament tipped off on Thursday, bringing teams from England and across Europe to battle it out to be crowned champions.

Results, stats, notes below:

Results

Cornella beat England Under-17s 88-57
It was a tough start to the tournament for the England Under-17 Development squad as they were dominated on the way to a 31 point loss to Spanish side Cornella.

The Spaniards, who pressed for the majority of the game, forcing England to turn the ball over 37 times, were led by Jordi Cardiff’s 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals in just under 20 minutes, whilst Nil Deix added 22 points and 9 rebounds.

Eddie Matthews and Ben Seipt were the only England players in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively. Myles Laurent-Smart added 6 assists in under 15 minutes.

Box score.

Akademie Weser beat Manchester U16s 100-45
German side Akademie Weser had little trouble dispatching of the younger Manchester Magic side in the tournament.

A glitch with the live stats means no box score available, but will try and get leading scorers today.

Magic U18 beat Belfast Stars 87-80
In what promised to be a competitive match-up with one of the strongest U18 club sides in Northern Ireland against arguably the strongest U18 side in England, it was Manchester who came out on top with a 7 point victory.

Magic had five players reach double figures, led by Ed Potter’s 18 point, 12 rebound double double. Jordan Green and Patrick Whelan added 14 points each, whilst Conor Portor finished with 10 points and 7 assists.

Belfast’s twin brother backcourt of Conor and Aidan Quinn combined for 49 points, with Conor accounting for 31 of those. Big man Oisin Kerlin had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks before fouling out in the fourth.

Box score.

Kos Sarajevo beat Switzerland Select 64-57
Kos got a 7 point victory over Switzerland Select behind a big fourth quarter performance, in a game that remained close throughout.

Kos were led by Atic Edin’s 28 points and 8 rebounds, whilst Branislav Kostic was the only player in double figures for Switzerland Select with 10 points.

Box score.

Schedule for Day 2

11am: England U17s vs Akademie Weser (live stats)/Manchester U16 vs Cornella (live stats).
1pm: Manchester U18 vs Switzerland Select (live stats)/Kos Sarajevo vs Belfast (live stats).
4pm: Cornella vs Akademie Weser (live stats)/Manchester U16 vs England U17 (live stats).
6pm: Manchester U18 vs Kos Sarajevo (live stats)/Belfast vs Switzerland (live stats).

Notes

  • The Quinn brothers in the Belfast backcourt made for the most entertaining players of the day. Though they both had a tough time shooting the ball, they’re a handful.
  • England U17s will no doubt have teething problems as they get used to playing together – the contrast playing against a Spanish club side who are used to each other couldn’t have been clearer.
  • Good to see a number of Manchester Giants’ players in the building, supporting the cause.
  • I stayed on the show court for opening day, so am looking forward to seeing the Akademie Weser, and Kos Sarajevo in action today.

Did you make it to the Haris Tourney? Thoughts?

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