Broad Street Too Much for Chess Center in Jamboree


By: Patrick Ronan | @pk_ronan

Broad Street Advances to Take On Primetime NYC on Sunday

It was an early tip-off in Philadelphia this morning, but neither team wasted time getting going in the Jamboree West semifinal.

Broad Street Brawlers took advantage of cold 3-PT shooting from Las Vegas (3-13 in the first half; 23.1%) to take a 49-44 lead into halftime. They came out strong to start the second, pushing their lead to as many as 10.

But the Chess Center had no intentions of lying down. They chipped away at the Brawlers lead, cutting it to just three late in the second half.

With a foul call at just under four minutes to play, the first ever Elam Ending was put into play. Broad Street led 88-84, setting the target winning score at 95 (88+7). Broad Street’s post scoring proved to be too much for Vegas to overcome, and a free throw from Dalton Pepper sealed the 95-88 win the Ballers.

The Brawlers really benefitted from spreading the love on offense. Six of Broad Street’s seven players scored, and every player that did ended with at least 12 points. Center Peter Alexis led the way with 21 points and six rebounds. Shooting guard Chris Fouch added 18 points and Philly University alumni Christian Burns pitched in 14 points and nine boards on his old home court.

Small forward Antwan Wilkerson shined for Las Vegas Chess Center with 28 points (12-18 FG) and 9 rebounds. Power forward David Haughton went for a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, but the Chess Center just couldn’t knock down enough shots from behind the arc or the charity stripe to advance.

The win for Broad Street means they’ll move on to face Primetime NYC tomorrow for the final spot in the West for TBT2017. That game will tip-off at 12:45 on WatchESPN.