After establishing a 17-6 first quarter lead, Flat Elite yielded some of that advantage before halftime, and went to the break leading 27-23. And after the Stampede tied the game at 57 late in the 4th quarter, TJ Shepperd's basket gave his Flat Elite team the win and the pool's first seed.
In addition to being an entertaining game, this matchup between a local team trying to prove itself (Flat Elite) and a regional powerhouse (Stampede 16u) will likely pay huge dividends to each group during the coming season. The Southern Stampede proved they can come back from a significant deficit against an older team, and Flat Elite proved it can make the needed plays to beat a very talented team.
Enjoy the set of highlights below!
Flat Elite 1st Half Highlights
Flat Elite 2nd Half Highlights
Southern Stampede 16u Full Game Highlights