The NEPA Elite 17U Coyle boys team won its first bracket game Friday in The Hoop Group’s Pittsburgh Jam Fest.
The Coyle team lost in a Showcase game before the 48-team 17U Platinum Steeler bracket play began.
Grand Park Premier HGSL defeated the Coyle team, 63-41, in a Hoop Group Showcase League game.
The Coyle team received a first-round bye, then advanced to the Round of 16 in bracket play with a 68-61 victory over Ohio United.
It is the only NEPA Elite team still active in a championship bracket.
The 16U Tillery and 15U Dempsey teams each won in the first round before losing in the second.
Playing in the 16U Platinum bracket, the Tillery team defeated Ray Allen Select HGSL, 52-34, then lost to DMV Stags Blue, 64-49.
In the 15U Platinum bracket, the Dempsey team topped New Jersey Roadrunners HGSL, 40-29, before losing to the Grand Rapids Storm National-2026 team, 58-56.
The NEPA Elite 17U Frank team lost in the first round of the 17U Platinum Bridge Division, falling to Global Squad Showcase, 56-39.
The Tillery, Dempsey and Frank teams are all involved in consolation bracket play Saturday while the Coyle team begins the day looking for a win to reach the quarterfinals.