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😤 Cold Hearts & RWE Win Game 1 of the Semi-Finals

Both of the underdogs won Game 1 of the semis, as the Cold Hearts captured a big win over the City Reapers and were followed up with RWE pulling off the upset over the YNG Dreamerz. Check out all the highlights and details of the game down below 🔥 (2 min read)

Cold Hearts, RWE Win Game 1 of Semis

Semi-Finals - Game 1 Results:

The first game of the semi-finals did not disappoint, as the Cold Hearts held on, despite a late-game comeback attempt from the City Reapers, eventually taking home a 92-91 win. Mikel Brown Jr. pushed the Cold Hearts over the top, finishing the night with 20 points, which included five made free throws in the final 20 seconds of the game, while also tallying seven assists and five boards. With the win, the Cold Hearts are just one win away from their first trip to the finals in program history 🥶

Trey Parker was also a big contributor for the Cold Hearts, as he notched 20 points while also showing a renewed intensity on defense, as shown by his three steals. Despite suffering an ankle injury of his own in the game, Kanon Catchings battled through the pain, finishing out his night with 17 points, including a 4-for-5 shooting night from deep 👌

Bryson Tiller had one of his strongest showings of the entire season, notching his sixth double-double of the year with a game-high 20 points and ten boards. Efeosa Oliogu put together his season-high in scoring with 19 points, including a clutch tip-in layup to cut the Cold Hearts lead to two with four seconds remaining 💪

In the second gamd of the night with the game tied at halftime, RWE turned up the heat on the YNG Dreamerz in the second half, scoring the ball at will and playing with increased effort on the defensive end, leading to a 103-94 victory for RWE. Karter Knox continues to be the playoffs leading scorer, putting up another 20 points while also pulling down 11 boards, marking his second double-double of the year. RWE is on the brink of an upset over the first seeded Dreamerz, and one more win would put them in the OTE finals in their first season in the league 😤

Nathan Missia-Dio went ballistic late in the game, icing it with eight straight points in the closing minutes to finish the night as RWE’s leading scorer with 23 points. Somto Cyril had his finest game since returning from injury late in the regular season, with 19 points and 11 rebounds while also swatting two massive shots 🛑

For the YNG Dreamerz, Isaac Ellis went off, scoring a season-high 31 points, as he found a way to score from everywhere on the court all night long. Eli Ellis, the league MVP, was no slouch himself, putting up 25 points, nine boards and eight assists, which places him just 22 points shy of breaking the all-time OTE scoring record 🔥

Both series will be back in action Saturday night, with the YNG Dreamerz trying to avoid the upset against RWE at 7PM before the Reapers look to get their revenge against the Cold Hearts at 9Pm on YouTube 🎞️

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