Posted On: 07/19/20 8:40 PM

KANSAS CITY -- Team Buddy Buckets’ 16-and-under squad took a pair of losses to the chin Sunday afternoon to complete a 2-3 weekend in the border city, while its senior squad finished 5-0 with a pair of wins.

Gordon stars while front-court struggles

A depleted interior left Jamel GravesJamelGraves6'6" | SFLawton | 2022StateOK battling with numerous paint-scorers from both Martin Bros. and 810 Varsity Hoops. Elijah JamesElijahJames6'0" | CGPutnam City West | 2022StateOK, Will CainWillCain6'6" | FEdmond Memorial | 2022OK and Tanner MorrisTannerMorris6'2" | SGShawnee | 2022StateOK each helped in the absences of Michal WooldridgeMichalWooldridge6'8" | CBethany | 2022StateOK and Tylor McCartheyTylorMcCarthey6'5" | CTuttle | 2022StateOK, who left Saturday afternoon with a concussion.

Corey GordonCoreyGordon6'3" | SFPutnam City West | 2022StateOK, however was one bright spot Sunday afternoon playing on-and-off-ball for the 16U team.

The athletic, 6-foot-3-inch wing-forward drove to the rim almost at will and collected enough points to keep TBB within some striking distance in both matchups.

Gabe SeatGabeSeat5'11" | PGEdmond Memorial | 2022StateOK, meanwhile, also starred in his role as an aggressive bomber from deep, contributing to TBB capturing leads at multiple points of the day.

Graves, though struggling at times with the tasks of opposing forwards, played an important role on offense for TBB as he bullied defenders to the rack.

Pedulla, Franklin & Co. push

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