KYDA Invitational ‘exceeded expectations’

By Tom Robinson, NEPA Elite News SCRANTON – The first KYDA Invitational met its goals and more. Quality competition for the participants, money raised for a worthy cause and a step closer to a return to normal with a sporting event serving as entertainment were all part of the equation Saturday and Sunday at Riverfront […]

By Tom Robinson, NEPA Elite News SCRANTON – Periodic updates from Sunday’s action in the first KYDA Invitational: SIXTH UPDATE Cadie Lewis led a fast start and finished with 17 points as the NEPA Elite Sheehan 16U team closed out the event with a 49-25 victory over Syracuse United in a 10th/11th Grade Girls Division game. […]

By Tom Robinson, NEPA Elite News SCRANTON – Periodic updates from Saturday’s action in the first KYDA Invitational: NINTH UPDATE Team Melo from Baltimore opened a 17-point halftime lead, then held off the NEPA Elite Coyle 17U boys, 58-56, in a Platinum 17U Division game. Bryce Lindsay hit three straight 3-pointers in the first 2:10 […]

NEPA Elite will have several teams in action during Saturday and Sunday’s KYDA Invitational, including the Coyle 17U boys team, which will test itself against the highest level of competition with four 17U Platinum Division games. The two-day event will also use other locations around the Scranton area, but the 17U Platinum Division, featuring many […]

The KYDA Invitational will bring some of top individual and team talent in AAU basketball to Riverfront Sports in Scranton Saturday and Sunday. Jalen Duren, a 6-foot-10 center from Philadelphia, who plays at Montverde Academy in Florida, highlights the list. Duren is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 recruit from the Class of 2022 by […]

Oswald Cross followed an example. Then, he served as one. With influence from his high school coach, Victor Hall, “Oz” Cross developed an interest in using basketball to help youth in need in other ways. While working as an assistant coach at St. John’s University, he shared those ideas with Kevin Clark, one of the […]