The Team's next opponent, Athletes First (Okla.), suffered a 85-54 loss to the D.C.-based team as Patrick Holloway led the way with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Jerami Grant finished with 21 points and 8 rebounds. James Robinson and Jonathan Tshibuy chipped in 12 points each.
The Takeover edged Houston Hoops, 86-80, to record their win in the Peach Jam Classic. Jerami Grant led the way with 26 points. James Robinson finished with 25 points and 6 assist. Patrick Holloway and Keith Savage (Episcopal) chipped in 15 points each.
The Takeover ran into a tough Boston Athletic Basketball Club and suffered a 79-56 loss to the New England based team. Jonathan Tshibury led the Team with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
BABC, the eventual champion, featured a talented front line, but the coach praised the New England squad as well for not offering any excuse for the loss of his 6'6 starter Adalo Moto.
"They made us play at a pace that we were uncomfortable with, but I give them credit." said Stevens. "We had guys that stepped up."
The Team then proceeded to Disney World and the Super Showcase 64 in Orlando, Fla.
The Takeover defeated the Tennessee Travers, 67-43, in the opening contest. The team then ripped off four consecutive wins over the Carolina Ravens, 75-44, Players Teaching Players (Ma.) 59-51, Mean Street (Ill.) 70-41 and East Coast power, Long Island Lighting (NY), 69-61.
The Team suffered a 60-51 loss to the Houston Defenders in the final four bracket. Takeover had previously defeated the Defenders at the Peach Jam.
"We played well, we just played catch up the whole game,"
said Stevens. "I am proud of our team and our ranking as third in the United States."
In its team finale, the Takeover appeared in the Goodman Classic in a preliminary contest against an-all star team from Baltimore, which ended in a 77 tie. Due to a cable television contract, the game could not go into overtime.
Stevens had his 16 and under, team play in the all-star game at Trinity College, with the exception of Bee Jay Amaya, who plays as a16-year-old in the 17 and under, league.
On a final note, the 16 and under, team finished second in their age bracket at the Orlando Supercase.
Head coach Gordon Sampson was proud of their performance as well.
"The kids believed in our system and it paid off," he said. "Our kids were on the same page and it paid off."