When the dust settled late Sunday afternoon, only four teams were able to go unblemished at AlamoCityHoops LIVE. Yes there were clubs who grinded and only ended up with one loss, but we’d be remiss not to spotlight those teams that persevered and stood a top their divisions undefeated.
Dallas Elite 2022 (5-0)
Only one of their wins was by a margin of less than 10 pts, a 67-59 triumph over ProSkills Austin Red. The balance of Dallas Elite was impressive, as they had 4 different leading scorers in their five wins. Jarius Boling (Van Alstyne HS/2022) did set the pace as he averaged nearly 16ppg and showed an impressive amount of range, draining 11 three-pointers on the weekend. Alongside doing the damage was teammate Gene Marshall (Lancaster HS/2022) who was on point, putting in 13 treys of his own. He dropped 24pts in DEYO’s win over Texas CGTW. For the weekend, DEYO took care of business and left no doubt who was the better club in each of their games.
West Texas Force Elite (4-0)
Coach Cleveland Phelps and his West TX squad came to play, and just like last summer, were standing there in the end as one of the top teams in the building. Point guard D’shybreon “Shy” Deary (Permian HS/2021) served as the catalyst. When he wasn’t lighting up the nets with his perimeter game or attacking the hole, he was on point setting up his teammates. He averaged 19ppg in the four game set for West TX Elite. Similar to DEYO, only one of their wins was by less than double digits. Adding reinforcements offensively for Elite was fellow guard D’cobryian “CoCo” Rose (Odessa HS/2022). He served as leading scorer in two of their wins. He finished with an average of 12ppg.
Mamba Wolfpack (4-0/Mississippi)
No team traveled further than the Wolfpack who made the voyage to ACH Live all the way from the Magnolia State. Out of the gate on Friday night, they set an AlamoCityHoops scoring record, blistering the nets and lighting up the scoreboard for 112 pts in their win over Drive Nation SA 2023. A game high in our 7 year history. The trio of KJ Sykes, Amare Holmes, and Trey Alexander were simply too much scoring output for any of their opponents. The smallest margin of victory was 15 points. All three were simply too athletic and quick, as defenses could not stay in front of them or keep them out of the lane. The trio went for 15/18/and 16 points per game respectively, in being the only undefeated 16U team.
Dallas Elite 2024 (5-0)
Coach Gillstrap and his young squad came to Central Texas, wanted the competition and were truly up for the task. Three of their five wins were by 1 point, 2 points, and 6 points. His club showed great resiliency for being so young and the ability to either get a key late bucket, or make that tough defensive stop. Kardae Turner (Dallas Madison HS/2024) and Perico Smith (First Baptist Academy/2024) both shared the scoring responsibilities, each one leading the team in scoring during two separate wins. The younger DEYO squad had a nice blend of size, length, and athleticism. For this past weekend they put it all together and came out undefeated. Turner averaged 15ppg and Smith added 13 points a contest. DEYO had two clubs go without a loss on the weekend.