LAS VEGAS -- Clearly, I jinxed them.
That's the only explanation for Grassroots Canada's 70-69 loss to New Heights NYC in the Sweet 16 of the adidas Super 64 tournament at Rancho High here in Las Vegas. Jayvaughn Pinkston led New Heights NYC with 19 points. It was an effort that will prevent Grassroots Canada from repeating as champions of the adidas Super 64, and I hope you didn't pay too much attention to that column I wrote Friday.
Anyway, the Elite Eight is now set.
If you care, the matchups are:
- New Heights NYC vs. Minnesota Pump N Run
- New England Playaz vs. Compton Magic Black
- DC Assault Gold vs. Nashville Celtics
- Memphis Magic Elite vs. Atlanta Celtics J-Smoove