Dream Vision 17U went 2-0 in pool play in the Ronnie Brewer division. They defeated Southeast Elite 68-60 and Rashard Lewis Elite 66-42.
In those pool play games, Isaac Hamilton played exceptionally well, scoring in a wide variety of ways and grabbing rebounds. Kindell Kinloch contributed defensively with his shot-blocking and rebounding. The newest addition to the 17U team, Stephen Zimmerman, played well in the paint on both ends of the floor.
Dream Vision 17U faced off with Tennessee Chosen Few – Black on Saturday night in their first bracket game. Thanks to strong performances from Hamilton, Stephen Domingo, and Zimmerman — who dunked over an opposing forward — Dream Vision 17U advanced with a 66-55 victory.
In quarterfinal action, Dream Vision 17U met Dallas Showtyme Elite.
Hamilton struggled with his jump shot throughout the game, but he adjusted and accumulated 22 points, mostly on layups and free throws. Stephen Domingo added 15 points of his own. Dream Vision moved on with a 60-57 win.
The Dallas Trojans jumped out to a strong lead in the first half in the semi-finals, but Dream Vision 17U fought back and cut the deficit to 28-21 at half-time.
In the second half, Ron Lee helped Dream Vision 17U pull even with a couple important three-pointers. After Hamilton put the team in front 63-62 with 48 seconds left, Dallas Showtyme quickly responded to go up 65-63.
Isaac Hamilton then drilled one from long range off a pass from Lee to give Dream Vision 17U the lead with just three seconds left.
Dream Vision 17U held on to win 66-65. Hamilton finished with a game-high 27 points. Stephen Domingo stepped up in the first half to keep the team in the game, as he scored ten first half points on his way to finishing with 15.
For the championship game, Dream Vision 17U had a rematch with Southeast Elite, who got off to a hot start and lead 22-10 early on.
Ron Lee continued his hot Sunday shooting to help Dream Vision come back, and the team headed into half-time down only 33-28.
In the second half, Kindell Kinloch finished his interior shots with contact, as he did throughout the tournament, while Stephen Domingo and Isaac Hamilton provided guard scoring.
Thanks to their balanced scoring attack, Dream Vision 17U came back to win 66-61 and took the 17U Ronnie Brewer Division Championship.
In the title game, Ron Lee led the team with 17 points. Stephen Domingo and Isaac Hamilton added 12 and 11 points, respectively. Stephen Zimmerman contributed nine points, including another dunk over a defender. Jamal Aytes scored seven points.
Dream Vision 16U had trouble with turnovers and inconsistent play throughout the weekend, with their lone win on Saturday morning. They’ll look to turn things around in their next event.