2019 Ozzie Mazzetta Challenge Round

Monday, April 15
International Bracket-Buster, 2:30 p.m. games

Kenosha 38, CIAPR 29
Kole Janis scored nine points to lead the way and Kenosha hit 15 free throws to prevail in the Bracket-Buster test. Adrian Rodriguez topped CIAPR with a game-high 12 markers.

Marquette Best 66, Chicago Heights 23
The Best buried 11 three and Collin Woods scored nine points to key the runaway victory. Marquette got eight points each from Austin Best, Avion Abrams and Elijah Harris in a balanced effort. The Streaks were topped by Aaron Harvey with six points.

Robert Taylor 67, Bucaplaa 60 (OT)
Marciano Johnson and Brandon Watson put together twin 21-point efforts to spark the Panthers in overtime after a Bucaplaa comeback forced the extra session. The Pumas were led by Jesus Quiernan (14 points), Ricardo Luna (13 points) and Luis Roldan (11 points).

Naranjito 46, Homewood 44
Ivan Rosa tallied 13 points and Angel Lopez added 11 to pace Naranjito on its way to a big comeback, as the winners gained a 17-11 advantage in the final stanza. Homewood was paced by Gianni Cobb with 19 points and Dorien Beatty with 12 points.

4 p.m. games

Southern Ponce 53, Prodigy Elite 49
Southern Ponce survived a barn-burner for a berth in the Final 16, as Alexis Collazo poured in 22 points and Abdiel Garcia chipped in 17 points. Elite, which fell despite hitting 24 free throws, was led in scoring by Fredrick Gardner with 14 points.

Kenosha 53, Caguas Libac 26 (exhibition)
Nick Viiree sparked a balanced effort with 11 points to pace Kenosha, which also got eight points each from William Phillips and Leontae Lowery. Caguas, which advance to the Round of 16 with a forfeit, got nine points from Brayon Rivera.

Naranjito 51, Chi-Town NBN 48 (exhibition)
Ivan Rosa hit a trio of three to finish with 14 points in leading Naranjito to a narrow victory, while Sebastian Guzman chipped in six points for the winners. Chi-Town, which already had secured a spot in the 16-team International field, got 14 points from Jahri McClendon and 13 markers by TyJuan Hunter.

Orlando Rising Stars 46, Homewood 45
The Stars scored at the buzzer in a thriller matching two squads already in the 16-team International field, as Sebastian Rivera ignited the winners with 16 points. Homewood’s Gianni Cobb tallied 10 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter.

5:30 p.m. games

Big East Stars 63, Avalon Runners 31
A 24-5 margin in the second period helped determine the verdict, as Jimmy Jones poured in 17 points for Big East and Zaim Barnes notched 10 points. The Runners had a pair in double figures, including Khalil Bland with 16 points and Keontae Daivs with 12 points.

Highwood Heat 43, Bayamon ABB 34
A 10-3 margin in the third stanza helped Highwood secure a spot in the International field, as Simon Moschin and Zach Friedman each tallied nine points for the Heat, with Charlie Cross added eight points. Bayamon was paced by Hendel Rivera with nine points.

Tri-City Ballers 58, Vega Baja 37
Noah Rogers poured in 20 points to pace the Ballers, who vaulted to a 29-12 command by halftime. Luis Cosme scored all of his 11 points in the third quarter to lead Vega Baja.

Robert Taylor 55, St. Thomas, VI 36 (exhibition)
A 12-point effort from Brandon Watson and eight points by Marciano Johnson ignited the Panthers. St. Thomas, which had already secured a spot in the 16-team International field, got 10 points from Kareem Pinney.

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