On Saturday, New Heights 17U (NY) won a war, 57-50, versus the New Orleans Elite and their stud Craig Victor which advanced them to the Elite 8 of the Adidas 64 in Vegas.
Up for the battle against Victor inside was Jordan Washington who had 25 points and 14 rebounds.
While Washington held down the fort in the paint, New Heights PG Desure Buie changed the game in the second half. "[It] was a tremendous performance by the young kid," said head coach Joel Shapiro of Buie.
New Heights 17s would then move even closer to the ultimate prize, making it to the final four with a 74-67 win over Indiana Elite. The 17U squad is now 7-0 at the Las Vega event. Paul Jorgensen scored a team high 26 points with Washington adding 25 points.
In other New Heights Action :
New heights 16s won in triple overtime as well and play tonight in sweet 16 after a big upset over D1 Minnesota, 60-56.
New Heights 15s defeated YACES from Canada, 66-63. Baron Goodridge scored 19 points in the win.
New Heights overall record is 16-1 in the tournament.