Posted On: 07/3/19 9:20 AM

NT EYBL 17u  won their four-team pool, three wins averaging 15 points margin. Led in scoring by Lauren Jensen, Lauren Ware, & Matyson Wilke, the team was first in assists at 15 per game.

Lauren Ware positioning in the paint

Sunday;s second game with Boo Williams EYBL brought a different result, as penetrating guard play together with deadly perimeter shooting by BW exposed defensive holes. Their overall quickness  controlled play in the second half as NT's stars were gassed and not defending at the usual energy levels.

Monday, NT EYBL 17u tackles Team Takeover from Washington DC, before flying to Tuesday's start of the Nike Tournament Of Champions in Chicago. Seven consecutive days with high intensity competition forced by NCAA  rules. Coaches are allowed only specific observation dates; all the power five conference and many more  watched from baseline seating.

NT EYBL 16u started with a two-point loss, then won three straight, with increasng margins, to reach  GOLD championship game Monday, versus the Missouri Phenom EYBL.

Coach Ruth Sinn spent June assisting with the FIBA 16u team that won in it all in Chile. Sinn may have been alarmed at team chemistry and focus upon her

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