Sabes Invitational Day One Recap

The 8th Annual Sabes Foundation Basketball Invitational began Friday night with teams from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin participating. The event features 17U, 16U and 15U teams and runs through Sunday.

The Howard Pulley Black defeated the Iowa Attack Black, 86-71, in a game that was much closer than the final indicates. Iowa Attack used just six players as they were without star Harrison Barnes, who had a track meet and will rejoin the team Saturday, and A.J. Derby, out with a broken finger, but held a 39-30 halftime lead before they faded in the second half.

Minnesota commit Royce White led Pulley with 14 points. White showed off a new Mohawk haircut with a capital "M" on the back of his head. Sophomore Seantrell Henderson had 12 points and Mike Fitzgerald scored 11. Mike Broghammer and Rodney Williams Jr. had 10 points each in the win. Marcus Williams had nine, Dylan Hale while Cedric Martin scored seven each and Zach Towle had six points. Carrington Tankson was held scoreless.

Riley Stuve led all scorers with 19 points and Zach McCabe added 13 points.

Chicago Demons 74, ECI Elite 58
Chicago Demons- Byrd 18, Smith 15, Eversley 13, Head 13
ECI Elite- Malzer 13, Crosby 13

The Madison Spartans pulled out of the tournament and Team Train took their place. RBS defeated them, although the score was listed at 15-0.

RBS All-Stars- Molinari 16, Johnson 16, Croom 14, Johnson 11

STP Grassroots 81, K.C. Cowboys 59
STP Grassroots - Jordair Jett 19, Jon Bright 13
K.C. Cowboys- Davis 15, Cox 10, White 10

Illinois Warriors 59, Team Missouri 40
Illinois Warriors- Brown 21, Jones 13

Iowa Attack Red 70, Howard Pulley White 66
Iowa Attack Red- Uhlenhopp 12, VanDeest 12, Lange 12, Nordquist 11
Howard Pulley White- Hughes 16, Martin 16, Sundufu 12

K.C. Pump N Run 75, Minnesota School of Business Roadrunners 47
K.C. Pump N Run- Michael Dixon 23, Danny Mundweiler 18, Rian Pearson 16, Bruce Reed 15.
Minnesota School of Business Roadrunners-David Berthene 18

Comets Elite 78, Dakota Schoolers 73 Double OT
Comets Elite-Wolters 30, Ziegler 13, Garth 12
Dakota Schoolers-Cody Larson 22, Michael Felt 11 73

There were several top performers in the 16-and-under bracket.

Howard Pulley Black defeated ECI Elite 83-54 as Jacob Thomas scored 21, Marvin Singleton added 16 and Marcus Alipate had 15.

Recent Wisconsin commit Vander Blue had 21 to lead the Madison Spartans to a 58-51 over the K.C. Pump N Run 15's.

The Illinois Warriors defeated the Howard Pulley Black 15's 82-72, despite 27 points from Nick Latzke.

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