Titans Win Powerade Hardtop Challenge

It was a win all the way around for the Boston Titans on Sunday.

In the 16u finals Titans were matched up against Dorchester House in a game full of New England’s up and coming young talent.

The Titans team featured BABC’s 2012 AAU national champs along with Juwan Gooding, and on the DH side you had Malik James, Jalen Adams and Greg Bridges. The play of Bonzie Colson was the key factor to why Titans won by a 20 point margin. Colson’s physical play could not be matched. The 6’5 bruiser of a forward crashed the boards on both including blocking a number of shots. When DH house would go into a zone to force Bonzie to play the high post he would knock down the jumper. Colson’s strong play earned him MVP honors finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

The Titans and DH met up again in the 19u title game. The Titans gave spectators a chance to see two of New England’s top prospects in the class of 2012 before heading off to college. Georges Niang (Iowa State) and Akosa Maduegbunam (Penn State) simply dominated the competition all weekend leaving no doubt about their readiness for the upcoming collegiate season.

Both players sporting a new toned physique were giving a packed gym a preview of what’s to come in the near future. Niang got off the floor quicker than we’ve ever seen him to finish around the rim and improved ball handling skills. Maduegbunam took him MVP honors and very well deserved. The combo guard put on a shooting clinic, knocking down perimeter jumper along with a smooth pull up. Akosa finished with 20 points.