South Hills Audi 86 System One 85
It shouldn't serve as a huge surprise that the two remaining unbeaten teams came down to a one-point game, an 86-85 win for South Hills Audit over System One.
Former Panther Chevon Troutman made his summer debut, contributing 20 points and 12 rebounds. Pitt's Sheldon Jeter contributed 16 points, but was outdone by his cousin Lance Jeter, who finished with a double-double of 14 points and 16 assists--believed to be a new Pro-Am League record.
Systems One led by as many as six points in the first half, 41-35, with just over three and a half minutes to play in the first frame. South Hills Audi came back in the final stretch, to make it a 43-42 deficit at halftime.
South Hills Audi made its move, right after the break. A three-pointer from Johnson, followed by a turnover and a fast break gave South Hills Audi a 63-58 lead.
Robinson led his team back, converting a long two-pointer, putting his team back up 74-68 with just under seven minutes left to play.
South Hills Audi went on a quick 5-0 run, to make it a one-point game. Then, the teams traded the lead four times over the next three minutes. That's when Lance Jeter--who had a big game in the assist department--took one all the way in for a layup, putting his team up 81 -79, with 2:25 left.
He later added a long three-pointer, giving South Hills Audi an 84-81 lead with 1:16 left, which gave them enough breathing room.
Robinson was fouled as time expired from three-point range, his team down 86-83. Since he was not in the act of shooting, he was only given two foul shots. He converted the first. Then as he tried to purposely miss the second one--in hopes of an offensive rebound for one last outback--his attempt at a miss, went in, resulting in the 86-85 final.
CRONS 90 GNC 88
Another close game to tip off Wednesday night saw CRONS hold off GNC 90-88.
Karvel Anderson led the way with 32 points--one of four players who finished in double-figures, despite having just six players.
Pitt's Cameron Wright finished with 24 points in the loss, on 11-22 shooting. Derrick Colter led CRONS, overall, with 29 points.
PGT 96 Bakery Square 92
It looked early that PGT was going to run away with an easy win over Bakery Square, jumping out to an early 5-0 lead, and leading by as many as 12 points in the first half--24-12 ten minutes into the game. Bakery Square came back, keeping it close, yet falling 96-92.
Joseph Uchebo led Bakery Square in the loss, with a double-double of 15 points and 20 rebounds. Jordan Stevens led overall, with 23 points.
Despite trailing by as many as 12 in the first half, Bakery Square took its first lead of the game, 32-31, just four minutes after being down 24-12. The game was tied at halftime, 46-46.
PGT started off the second half with a 9-0 run, capped by a steal and score from Newkirk, putting his team up 55-46.
Bakery Square came back again, tying it up at 57-57. Newkirk went to work again, coming up with a steal, then making a quick bouce pass to Randall, who finished off with a dunk, putting PGT back up, 59-57.
The teams traded the lead five times. Newkirk gave his team a 92-90 lead with 51 seconds left with a outback. He was fouled on the next possession, converting both free throws, and giving his team some breathing room, with a 94-90 lead with 22 seconds left.
UPMC 102 Shale Attorney 80
UPMC improved to 4-1, thanks to five players in double-figures, led by Pitt's Chris Jones with 23, in a 102-80 win over Shale Attorney.
Jamel Artis added 19 points and nine rebounds in the win.
Another Pro-Am League alum--former Robert Morris star Jeremy Chappell--made his summer league debut, finishing with 14 points in the loss. C.J. Hester led Shale Attorney overall, with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.
South Hills Audi 5-0, 476, 429
UPMC 4-1, 474, 426
System One 4-1, 473, 416
PGT 2-3, 495, 506
CRONS 2-3, 465, 485
Bakery Square 2-3, 447, 461
GNC 1-4, 398, 421
Shale Attorney 0-5, 464, 530