The U.H. and Spartans take top honors. Moe Bailey brings home the All-Star game MVP. Meanwhile excitement and chatter builds over next season’s event at Quicken Loans Arena.
Buffalo, NY- After a grueling summer schedule with game time temperatures in the gym reaching up to 85 degrees, Kronies Jamfest 5 finally came to a close this past Sunday. The day started off with the Western Conference finals. Franklin Jackson (16 points) unleashed his best performance of the season for Concrete as they looked to unseat top seeded The U.H. Early on it looked like Concrete might pull of the upset, as Jackson scored ten first half points to lead Concrete to a 21-18 point lead at the break. But in the second half The U.H. turned it up, led by Travis Craig (20 points) and James Capuana (12 points) who led The U.H. to their first ever Kronies Jamfest title with the 54-47 point victory.
In the Eastern Conference final the Spartans came out on fire, knocking down seven first half three-pointers to jump out to a 44-29 point lead at the half. In the second half Court Justice fought back behind an excellent second half performance by Brian Walter, who knocked down four threes in the half and Moe Bailey who scored 20 or his 24 points in the second. But it wasn’t enough to dig out of the whole they dug in the first half as the Spartans fought back every run Court Justice made and pulled out their first ever championship in their inaugural Kronies Jamfest season with the 82-76 point win.
Following the championship games was the third triennial All-Star game, which featured the leagues biggest names. Brian Walter and Perry Davis emceed the event, providing riveting play-by-play commentary for the game, while Moe Bailey brought home MVP honors. As many have already found out, next season’s All-Star game will be played at Quicken Loans Arena before the Mavericks versus Cavaliers game on November 17th. Free tickets will be included with registration for all players and discounted tickets will be available for friends and family.