In an electrifying atmosphere, many tuned in and watched the matchup of the series: TBT's current undefeated champion, Overseas Elite face off against the back-to-back northeast regional defending team, City of Gods. This was a chance for redemption for COGs as they had previously lost to Overseas in the 2015 tournament, 84-71.
The beginning of the game appeared hopeful for City of Gods. The team's exuberance was quite apparent after having an impressive comeback from the their last game with Team Untouchables to make it to the semifinals.
The team had a strong start to the game with a nice lead over Overseas Elite. However, OE managed to rally and tie the game at half with 48 apiece. As fate would have it, OE's Kyle Fogg had a stellar performance in the second half and brought his team to victory. Overall, the former Arizona guard racked up 42 points, making 12-16 from the field and going 7-8 from beyond the arc.
Fortunately, the journey is far from over for Team City of Gods. Later this fall, we will be releasing exclusive footage presented as a documentary following the team's journey to where they are today. For diehard fans looking for solace in this missed opportunity for COGs, look no further than the wise words of Dean Smith: "What to do with a mistake – recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it."
The City of God's legacy is just beginning, the team has an entire year to learn, recuperate, and prepare for next year's tournament.
Congrats to @OverseasElite ! Thanks to @thetournament for everything! Most importantly thanks to our squad, guys left it all out there!
— Team City Of Gods (@TeamCityOfGods) July 31, 2016
Until next time.
Don't forget to check out our previous articles on the Super 16 and road to the Semifinals.