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PA Playaz advance in AAU Nationals

Playing without Villanova bound Ryan Arcidiacono, the PA Playas have rallied to make the quarter-finals of the consolation bracket at the AAU Boys’ Basketball National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

PA Playaz advance in AAU Nationals

Playing without Villanova bound Ryan Arcidiacono, the PA Playas have rallied to make the quarter-finals of the consolation bracket at the AAU Boys’ Basketball National Championship in Orlando, Fla.

This evening, the PA Playas knocked off Wisconsin Playground Elite on Saturday night to earn a spot in Sunday’s quarterfinal at 4 pm. Kennedy Chukwuocha, Tyler Katz, Brendan Kilpatrick and Aaron Morgan each scored 16 points to lead the team.

If the team wins Sunday’s quaterfinal, they’ll advance to a semi-final later tommorrow night for a chance to play in the tournament’s 15th place game on Monday morning. There are 160 teams in the 11th grade Division 1 bracket.

Earlier today, the elite Bucks County based team knocked off Team Georgie Elite, 66-54 behind guard Aaron Morgan’s 29 points. The Council-Rock North guard received offers earlier this month from University of Maryland – Baltimore County and Fairfield. Brendan Kilpatrick added 14 and Reading Central Catholic’s Donovan Jack scored 11. The 6’9 power forward has an offer from LaSalle.

Arcidiacono remains sidelined with a sore back, but head coach Gene Rice said the Neshaminy point guard has been “a great leader from the bench.” He averaged 20 points a game as a junior for the Redskins.

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