In the final, it was San Antonio Clark and Houston Second Baptist that were still fighting for that Island Crown. Final score was 60-56 with Clark getting the win. Clark point guard, Jason Brickman (Long Island Univ.), was named Tournament MVP and finished with 11 pts and 7 assists. Another leading scorer for Clark was Elhad Emerllahu, a four-year starter. He finished the game with a high 22 points. For Houston, it was Mikhail McLean that led his team with 16 points. San Antonio controlled the game the entire time, while Second Baptist came within one possession several times throughout the contest. With about 15 seconds left in the game, Houston landed a 3-pointer that brought them within three (59-56). The cougars answered back with Brickman making one of two free throws to ensure a victory. What a nail-biter!
Congratulations to Coach Sylestin and the San Antonio Clark Cougars for a great tournament!
(photo by Adrian Hernandez from myuniversalsports.com)