Defending champions Team Rex6 kept their back-to-back hopes alive in Saturday’s second game, defeating Team 8EYE 75-71. The loss eliminated 8EYE, and Rex6 will play Team Family Over Everything in Saturday’s final game.
Rex6 led for the majority of the first half, but never separated themselves. The first half ended on an electric sequence with Ty Ty Reddick knocking down a three, followed by a crafty Myles Cale layup, capped off by Biggie Minnis barely beating the buzzer for a layup to put Rex6 up by five.
8EYE opened the third quarter with a 7-0 run, and the game was back and forth the rest of the way. The teams traded buckets down the stretch with Antonio “Scoop” Jardine knocking down two clutch jumpers. However, it was Neumann-Goretti alumni Quade Green who sealed the deal.
With 7.7 seconds left and Rex6 up by two, Green (12 points) stepped to the line and buried two free throws. On Thursday, Green made three free throws with one second left to lead Rex6 to a one-point win over F.O.E.
2021 Rumph Classic MVP Wali Hepburn took home Player of the Game honors, posting 23 points, four rebounds and three assists. Hepburn, a Neumann-Goretti graduate, played his college ball at Shippensburg and Lock Haven. Jamir Hanner had 19 points for Rex6.
Myles Kale had 23 points for 8EYE followed by 17 from Troy Harper and 12 from Khalif Meares.
Highlights from the Rex 6 vs 8EYE matchup
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