All five NEPA Elite girls teams posted at least one win Saturday, the second of three days of competition, in Select Events Basketball’s Atlantic City Showcase at the Convention Center.
A look at the results for each team:
The NEPA Elite Rini 15U team used a balanced attack, eight 3-pointers and clutch play late to pull out a 56-54, double-overtime victory over Massachusetts Huskies-Beauchemin to begin its day.
Madelyn O’Shea and Maggie O’Shea each hit 3-pointers in the first overtime.
Ella Smith then made a mid-range jumper with four seconds left in the second overtime to break the final tie and lift the team to victory.
Madelyn O’Shea made four 3-pointers while scoring a team-high 14 points.
Jenna Hillebrand went 4-for-5 from the line while adding 12 points.
Isabella Dennebaum, who grabbed a team-high six rebounds and took two charges, and Smith added eight points each.
Dennebaum and Maggie O’Shea each hit a pair of 3-pointers.
New Jersey Rise 15U-Jansen defeated NEPA Elite, 54-45, later in the day.
The O’Sheas are from Scranton; Hillebrand and Dennebaum are from Scranton Prep; and Smith is from Wallenpaupack.
The NEPA Elite Clark 13U team won two games to finish 3-0 in the 2027 Division Pool B and use the pool title to advance to the Blue Championship, the four-team bracket for champions of Pools A-D.
NEPA Elite defeated Comets-Githens GUAA, 45-30, and Fairfax Stars 13U-Randolph, 55-33.
The team plays at 10:20 Sunday morning in the semifinals against Team Providence.
The winner plays for the title at 1:50 against the winner of New Heights NYC 13U and New York Havoc 2027 Silver-Pearson.
Kiyomi McMiller scored 59 total points, giving her 101 in 3 games at the event, as NEPA Elite Clark 17U split its two games.
McMiller had 33 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals during a 75-56 victory over FGB South Florida.
Ella Wilson added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals in the victory.
GTS Fusion then downed NEPA Elite, 62-46.
McMiller had 26 points and 5 rebounds.
Mackenzie Perluke added 13 points.
Emily Romanowski grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in each game.
McMiller is from Trinity Collegiate High School in South Carolina. Wilson is from Lake-Lehman; Perluke from Wyoming Valley West; and Romanowski from Western Wayne.
The NEPA Elite Macciocco 16U team routed Central PA Elite-Davis, 57-27, before losing to PA Swoosh 2024, 58-33.
The victory was the result of six players scoring at least seven points and five players making at least two steals.
Elizabeth Viglone scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 2 steals.
Sophia Talutto had 10 points and a team-high 3 steals.
Ella Wilson scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Finley Bittenbender contributed eight points, a team-high five assists and two steals.
Elyse Montgomery scored eight points and led the team with seven rebounds.
Emily McDonald had seven points and two steals.
Kennedy Bittenbender had four points, three assists and two steals.
Viglone had eight points in the loss.
Finley Bittenbender had seven points, three assists and two steals.
McDonald, who grabbed a team-high six rebounds, and Talutto, who had two steals, scored six points each.
The Bittenbenders are from Scranton, Viglone is from Dallas, Talutto from Dunmore, Wilson from Lake-Lehman, Montgomery from Honesdale and McDonald from Abington Heights.
The NEPA Elite 16U Butler team gave up just 61 total points while splitting its two games.
After losing, 35-31, to New York Havoc 2024-Pearl Parizek, NEPA Elite defeated Team Thrill, 42-26.
NEPA Elite opened a 25-9 halftime lead in the victory.
Gabby Marsola led the way with 11 points and 4 steals in the win.
Ella Cooper had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.
Mackenzie Schirg added seven points, Jenna Luciani six points and Brenna Hunt five steals.
Hunt had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals in the earlier game. Cooper added nine points.
Marsola is from Wyoming Valley West; Cooper is from Valley View; Schirg from Lackawanna Trail, Luciani from Holy Cross; and Hunt from Lake-Lehman.