The NEPA Elite 17U and 13U teams each went 2-0 Wednesday in Pool A games for their age groups in Select Events Basketball’s East Coast Summer Showcase at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, Lancaster County.
Both teams are 2-0 and tied with one other team for first place in their pools after the first day of the three-day event.
A recap of each team’s results during the event’s first day:
NEPA Elite Clark 17U
The NEPA Elite Clark 17U team was the highest scoring of the six teams in the 2023 Division Pool A to make it through the day as one of two teams at 2-0.
Kiyomi McMiller scored 37 points in the opening 71-69 victory over New York Royals, then had 20 points to lead four double figures scorers in a 73-40 romp over Slam Camp LBA.
McMiller made her last eight shots while scoring 21 second-half points against the Royals. She helped NEPA Elite take a five-point lead into the closing seconds. New York hit a late 3-pointer the cut the deficit to two, but time ran out without any further action.
The nationally ranked college prospect from Silver Spring, Md. went 15-for-22 from the floor, 2-for-6 on 3-pointers and 5-for-5 from the line. She also grabbed six rebounds, dished out a team-high four assists and shared the team lead of two steals.
Mackenzie Perluke added 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
Cadie Lewis made three 3-pointers and finished with 10 points.
Emily Romanowski grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and also had two steals.
There was no suspense to the second victory.
McMiller had 15 of her 20 points in the first half when NEPA Elite raced out to a 34-13 lead. She also finished with eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Lewis made her last four 3-point attempts while scoring 16 of her 19 points in the second half. She was 5-for-6 in the game and 8-for-13 for the day.
The team was 10-for-14 (71.4 percent) on 3-pointers.
Romanowski had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mackenzie Perluke had 11 points and 7 rebounds.
Lewis also shared the team lead of three steals.
Perluke is from Wyoming Valley West; Lewis from Dunmore and Romanowski from Western Wayne.
NEPA Elite Macciocco 16U
Finley Bittenbender led the team in scoring and hit the day’s biggest shot as NEPA Elite Macciocco 16U split a pair of close games in the 2024 Division Pool B.
Bittenbender made four 3-pointers, one of them to take the lead for good during the second overtime of a 69-66 victory over District One-10th Kerns. She finished the game with 18 points and 4 assists.
The Buffalo Titans then used a late 3-pointer to down NEPA Elite, 50-49.
Bittenbender had five of the team’s 10 baskets from beyond the arc while scoring 19 points. She also had three assists and three steals.
Three other players scored in double figures in the double-overtime win.
Addison Kilmer made her debut with the team by scoring 14 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots.
Emily McDonald had 11 points and 5 rebounds. Kennedy Bittenbender had 10 points and 4 assists.
Elyse Montgomery pulled down a team-leading nine rebounds.
Kilmer made a pair of 3-pointers and finished with eight points and four blocked shots.
Mackenzie Schirg grabbed seven rebounds and Kennedy Bittenbender had five assists.
The Bittenbenders are from Scranton. Kilmer is from Mountain View, McDonald from Abington Heights, Montgomery from Honesdale and Schirg from Lackawanna Trail.
NEPA Elite Rini 15U
The NEPA Elite Rini 15U team lost twice by a total of eight points in the 2025 Division Pool A.
Lady Team New England downed NEPA Elite, 42-39, then New York Royals won the evening game, 48-43.
Maggie O’Shea had 14 points to lead the team against the Royals.
Helayna Weidow scored seven points and led the team’s defensive efforts, including making two steals.
Jenna Hillebrand had seven points. Isabella Dennebaum had four points and six rebounds.
Weidow, Hillebrand and Dennebaum are from Scranton Prep. O’Shea is from Scranton.
NEPA Elite Clark 13U
The NEPA Elite Clark 13U team made its 2-0 start in the 2027 Division Pool A look easy.
NEPA Elite pounded Lehigh Valley Fever 2027 Regional, 71-12, then rolled over Lady Red 7th, 63-36.