- National Teams
Team Sapphire claimed the first-ever Hoopsfix Pro-Am title after beating Team Emerald 40-36 in Saturday’s final at the City of London Academy.
Isi Ozzy-Momodu earned tournament MVP honours after consistent performances with Holly Winterburn leading the way in the title showdown with 10 points, six rebounds and three assists on debut.
Sapphire held their previously unbeaten opponents to just four points in the opening quarter and managed to establish a 21-12 cushion at half-time. Jenelle Grant’s triple helped reduce the gap early in the third, but Emerald were held scoreless for seven minutes as back-to-back baskets from Ozzy-Momodu capped a 9-0 run to make it 37-25.
Grant hit another three with Chantel Charles following suit late on as they ran out of time to pull out the comeback with Sapphire celebrating winning the inaugural summer league.
The tournament adopted a running clock with no free throws until the final two minutes of the fourth quarter across the five weeks.
3rd place game
Earlier, Team Diamond finished in third place with a 56-47 victory over Team Ruby as Kat Goldsby contributed 14 points, six rebounds and three assists in the win.
Re-watch both games below: