While the BBE 16s motored to a Platinum title in Atlanta over the weekend, their brethren in the 17U and 15U ranks left it all on the floor.

The BBE 17s and 15s each picked up two more wins on a hard fought weekend that featured outstanding individual performances for both teams.

For the second straight weekend, the BBE 17s won two of the three games they played.

It began with a 74-60 victory over Arizona Elite, thanks to a balanced scoring attack that saw four players score in double figures. Zyree Collins led the way with 13 points, five assists, four rebounds and a steal. Tristian Ford and Nicholas Randall each scored 12 points and Randall added six rebounds. Luke Walsh scored 10 points and Jahidi White pulled down 11 rebounds.

On Saturday, BBE extended their overall win streak over two weekends to four games, with a 71-63 win over Team CP3 thanks to a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double by Randall. Ford added 13 points and Terron Garrett had a strong showing with 11 points and three assists.

Unfortunately, BBE couldn’t extend their win streak through the weekend, as they dropped the Atlanta finale 76-61 to Expressions Elite despite yet another big game from Ford, with 18 points, four rebounds and three assists. Ford finished the weekend with an average of more than 14.3 points per game.

The BBE 15U team also picked up a pair of wins in Atlanta, following up a pair of losses with two great bouncebacks. They opened the weekend with a 56-51 loss to All Ohio Red despite 17 points and eight boards from Scottie Adkinson and 16 points and six boards from Jimmy Mckinney.

Game 2 saw BBE fall 69-53 to Team Herro, though Mckinney had 15 points and Adkinson had 11 with four rebounds and three assists. But BBE got back on the horse late Saturday and played a battle defensively with LivOn, eventually coming out on top 37-35. Mckinney scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Adkinson once again went for 11-4-3.

The 15s won again in Sunday’s finale, beating Mac Irvin Fire 72-56 behind a monster game from Adkinson, who poured in 28 points on 12-of-17 and also grabbed 10 rebounds. Mckinney and Tyran Frazier each added 11 points.