All Three Minnesota Teams Advance to Elite 8
Kevin Noreen scores 16 points to pace Pump N Run
Kevin Noreen scores 16 points to pace Pump N Run

Posted Apr 19, 2009

Minnesota teams Minnesota Pump N Run (17-and-under and 16-and-under) and Net Gain Sports, remain unbeaten and have all advanced to the Elite Eight of the Double Pump Spring Tournament in Lakewood, Colorado.

Minnesota Pump N Run 17-and-under team defeated I Can 69-31, holding their opponents to just six points in the second half. Kevin Noreen from Minnesota Transitions led Pump N Run with 16 points. Carlos Emmory of Bloomington Jefferson had 14, Steve Tecker from Northwestern (WI) added 13 points and Dyami Starks of Duluth East chipped in with 12. They face California Pump N Run at 11:00.

Minnesota Pump N Run 16's defeated Shining Stars 70-44 and face Team Chandler at 8:30. Alex Richter of Lakeville South led the team with 15 points. Shelby Moats from Waconia had 10 points. Jason Perkins of Shakopee scored nine points and high school teammate Ethan Petrill, a point guard, grabbed 10 boards.

They defeated the Basketball Academy of Colorado earlier in the day, 64-44. Jonah Travis led the way with 20 points as he made all eight free throws. Moats and Ritcher had 11 points each and Perkins added 10. Kyle Noreen from Minnesota Transitions had seven points in the win.

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