This past weekend featured the first and second rounds of The Basketball Tournament for the West and Midwest regions.

The fourth installation of TBT began with the Jamboree in mid-June. Following that, the opening rounds for the North and South regions occurred last weekend.

Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas hosted the West Region on Saturday and Sunday.

Four Super 16 Candidates from the West

No. 1 Team Colorado Takes Down No. 9 Broad Street Brawlers

Speaking of the Jamboree, the Broad Street Brawlers took that momentum into their first round win. Unfortunately, their run stopped there as Team Colorado sent them home in a 111-95 loss. Colorado scored 60 points in the second half to seal it.

Christopher Copeland and Marcus Hall led Colorado with 31 and 30 points, respectively.

For the Broad Street Brawlers, Vee Sanford ended the day with 25 points and four rebounds. Dyshawn Pierre added a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double.

Team Colorado played in the TBT title game last year and looks to make it one step further, this time around.

No. 2 Few Good Men Holds Off No. 7 Team Utah on Final Possession

Following a thrilling first round victory over Team Fredette, Team Utah found themselves in a similar situation. Team Utah’s Tim Drisdom had a great look at a three-quarter-court game-winning three, but came up short. Instead, Few Good Men got the 85-83 win.

Steven Gray paced the Gonzaga alumni team with 33 points. Gray also grabbed six boards and hit six out of nine trey attempts. Jeremy Pargo scored 15 points and 12 assists for a double-double.

Dakarai Tucker had 25 points for the Utah alumni squad. Brandon West earned a double-double of his own with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

No. 4 Armored Athlete Handles No. 5 Team 23

After their 84-77 victory over Team 23, Armored Athlete heads to Brooklyn for their third-straight Super 16. They took control of the game from the very start and had little trouble throughout it.

Jalen Reynolds led all scorers with 25 points and eight rebounds. Julian Gamble added 16 points and six rebounds to the mix.

Meanwhile, David Bell had 20 points for Team 23 who failed to reach a third-straight Super 16.

No. 6 Challenge ALS Keeps Run for a Good Cause Going

Challenge ALS took care of The Stickmen to advance to the Super 16, 87-73. They held a slim two-point lead at the break, but went to town in the second half.

Casper Ware had a team-high 22 points and added four rebounds. Jerry Smith scored 17points and grabbed four boards.

Ike Diogu led The Stickmen with 22 points and nine rebounds.

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All four winners from Sunday’s contests head to Brooklyn, NY this Saturday. Team Colorado, Few Good Men, Armored Athlete and Challenge ALS vie for the regional championship. The ESPN family of networks broadcasts every game.

Claudia Ceva is a Staff Writer for TheSportsBlaze.com.

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Claudia Ceva
College Basketball Writer

Claudia Ceva is a graduate of Syracuse University where she majored in Communication & Rhetorical Studies. Claudia is a beat writer for the Syracuse women's soccer team over at SB Nation's "Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician." When she's not writing, you can find her rooting for the Orange, New York Giants, Yankees, New York Rangers, and Knicks in-person or at home. She also dabbles in the musical arts in her spare time, when there are no games to watch.

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