The NEPA Elite Coyle 17U boys team won its pool Saturday in The Summit, presented by Zero Gravity, at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, Lancaster County.
The Coyle team, which is 10-4 in its last 14 games, went 2-0 in the 17U Division Pool F to move into the 17U Platinum Championship bracket.
NEPA Elite will face Middlesex Magic-Alex ZGXL Sunday at 10:20 a.m. in the championship bracket quarterfinals. It would need three more wins to take the bracket championship.
The Coyle team defeated Boys 2 Men (NY) ZGSL, 54-49, then downed Connecticut Passion, 51-37.
Eli Yusavage went 3-for-4 from 3-point range while scoring 15 points, grabbing 8 rebounds and making 3 steals in the first win.
Ben Chilson added 13 points while Tristan Lee had 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Yusavage is from Valley View; Chilson from Tunkhannock and Lee from West Scranton.
A recap of how the other NEPA Elite teams did Saturday:
The NEPA Elite Cooper 17U team split two games in the 17U Pool R, but also won its three-team pool when all three teams went 1-1, but NEPA Elite had the best point differential.
NEPA Elite advances to play in the 17U Gold Championship bracket.
After defeating BGC Berkshires/City Rocks, 66-55, NEPA Elite lost to Chris Ward Basketball-White ZGXL, 58-57.
Julian “Juju” Pagan from Pocono Mountain West led the way in the victory with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals.
The NEPA Elite Joyce 16U team dropped its opener to eventual Pool S champion South Jersey Titans ZGXL, 60-43.
NEPA Elite bounced back to defeat Mid Coast Elite, 61-58.
The team will compete Sunday in the 16U Gold Consolation bracket.
Mario Matrone was the leading scorer in both games as the NEPA Elite Miller 15U team lost two close games, 48-47, to NSSA ZGXL in overtime and, 67-63, to City Rocks Rochester (N.Y.), 67-63.
Matrone scored 14 points in the overtime loss. He had 16 in the second game while James Pappas scored 15 and Marc Jackett 10.
Matrone and Pappas are both from Scranton Prep while Jackett is from Wyoming Seminary.