The Memphis Magic Invitational.
The final of the 17 and under championship at the River City Showdown had a magic sort of feel to it.
There seemed to be more Magic in the gym than any Chriss Angel show on the Las Vegas strip.
Magic is what was need as Kerrell Davis (Hillcrest) advanced a sweet dish to a running Ryan Rhoomes (Prep School) and his flush at the buzzer lifted the Memphis Magic Elite past the Memphis Magic Gold 85-83 for the River City Shootout crown.
A back and forth affair with several lead changes found the Gold hanging right in the mix with big brother.
Jarekious Bradley (Prep School) led the Magic Elite with 19 points as they placed five players in double figures including Rhoomes with 15, Andre Hollins (White Station) and Jo Northington (Manassas) with 13. Nino Johnson (White Station) added 12 in the win.
Coreion Pearson (Ridgeway) led the Gold with 18 points. Carlos Denton (Prep School) and Kris Brewer (Prep School) finished with 17 and 14 respectively.
In the 16 and under division the Memphis Stars got 16 points from Alex Anderson (Memphis East) and rode past the Memphis Magic Elite 55-46.
Anderson was spectacular in the semi-final game as well scoring a game high 21 points in the victory. On this afternoon he controlled the tempo of the contest and scored big buckets holding off a Magic surge that began with a 9-0 second half run to start the half.
LaTrell Cunningham (Bartlett) scored 12 points for the Stars while Rodrigeuz Tucker (White Station) added 11 in the win. Billy Rosenburg (Bartlett) was big on the boards throughout the entire event and was named as the MVP.
Matthew Butler (Memphis East) scored 16 in the loss.
The Stars advanced to the title game with an 86-52 win over a depleted Memphis YOMCA squad. Anderson led with 21 points and Cunningham chipped in with 10 in the big win.
Josh Jones (Memphis Central) scored 21 points for the YOMCA in the loss.
Butler scored 18 points leading the Elite past the Memphis Magic Gold 75-66 in their semi-final contest. Blake Johnson (Memphis Central) led the Gold with 21 points in the loss.