2002 Tournament Recap
34th INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Chicago And 1 46, St. Rocco 43
St. Rocco was outscored, 17-10, in the final stanza and denied in the championship contest for a second straight year, as Chicago And One captured its first title with a 46-43 victory.
Robert Sankey scored 12 points to lead the attack for And One, while Phillip Gray clicked for nine points and Dwight Anderson chipped in six. And One took an early 13-point command, but eventually trailed by as many as five in the second half.
St. Rocco got a game-high 16 points from Da'Shon Barrino, while Alray Blackmon added eight and Desmond Wade seven.
34th INTERNATIONAL THIRD-PLACE GAME
Bucaplaa, Puerto Rico 60, Chicago Heights (Ill.) 44
Javier Gonzalez poured in 21 points to ignite Bucaplaa to a 60-44 third-place contest victory over Chicago Heights. The Pumas jumped out to a 13-4 command after one quarter and closed out the verdict with a 22-point outburst in the final stanza.
Harry Maldonado chipped in eight points for the winners, while Erimar Rodriguez, J.J. Nieves, Andres Torres and Angel Pagan each collected five points for Bucaplaa.
The Green Streaks were paced by Joe Barker, Shawn Furlough and Corey Zych with eight points each, while Matthew Locke added six points.
14th FRIENDSHIP CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Chicago Rainbow Jaguars 47, Highwood Hurricanes 27
A 33-15 margin in the second half allowed the Jaguars to pull away to the Friendship championship. Karl Riley topped the winners with 17 pionts, while Roosevelt Wilson clicked for 16 and James Johnson added nine. Only four players scored for Rainbow.'
The Hurricanes, who held an 8-5 lead after the opening quarter, were paced by Zach Homyck's nine points. The Canes got three points each from Kevin Berardini, Ben Bronner, Brian Short and Jordan Heifitz.
14th FRIENDSHIP THIRD-PLACE GAME
Ford Heights (Ill.) 39, Fraigcomar, Puerto Rico 37
The Lions exploded for 18 fourth-quarter points to seal third place, while Kalvin Hatter paced a balanced attack with eight points. Victor Holmes added seven points for Ford Heights and Jamal Daniel and Mark Franklin both finished with six.
Fraigcomar was led by a game-high 11 points from Rammy Mota, while Juarzadial Albarron added eight.
2002 Tournament Champions – Chicago And 1