Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cedar Beach Showcase this week

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Peter Car in Sports

The Cedar Beach Basketball Showcase kicks off its inaugural tournament this week in Allentown, with the tournament taking over the reigns of the former Stellar Basketball Tournament.

Action runs Thursday to Sunday and the double elimination format that everyone was used to at Stellar is back.

Liberty, who is 4-2 in the Allentown Summer League heading into this week, opens the tournament with Boyertown on Thursday night with the winner facing Allen on Friday night.

Hurricane head coach Chad Landis knows summer is an opportunity for growth for all players, but this week’s tourney will give Liberty a chance to raise their competitive level this summer, led by the trio of juniors Alex Serrano, Amadeus Cannon, Simeon Martinez and freshman Will Harper.

“Those four players are the guys we are counting on this summer to provide leadership to our younger players as well as lead us on the court,” said Landis. “Other guys will get a chance to show us they can replace the seniors we lost too.”

Liberty B will also be in the top bracket, as they open up play on Thursday against Northampton with the winner moving on to a Friday showdown with Easton.

Freedom has struggled in summer league play, falling to a 1-4 start, but the Pates are always known for pulling off surprise runs when it comes to tournament time.

They open on the opposite side of the bracket against Salisbury with the winner advancing to play Bangor.

Bethlehem Catholic looks to make their mark this week as well when they open with Exeter on Thursday.

“It will be a good tournament that could help us get better,” said Hawks’ head coach Ray Barbosa. “We will be missing Ryan Young all weekend and some guys each day.”

The Hawks are 2-4 in summer league action.

Big School


1) Central 6-0

2) Reading 5-0

3) Allen 3-1

4) Bangor 4-2

5) Dieruff 4-2

6) Liberty 4-2

7) Nazareth 4-2

8) Wilson W L 4-2

9) Emmaus 3-2

10) Northampton 3-3

11) Phillipsburg 3-3

12) Becahi 2-4

13) Pocono East 2-4

14) Freedom 1-4

15) Parkland 1-4

16) Whitehall 1-5

17) Easton 0-4

18) Quakertown 0-6

Small School


1) Faith Christian 6-0

2) Kutztown 5-1

3) Notre Dame GP 5-1

4) Warren Hills 4-1

5) Upper Perk 3-2

6) Lincoln Lead 3-3

7) Salisbury 2-2

8) Palmerton 1-3

9) So. Lehigh 1-4

10) Lehighton 1-5

11) No. Lehigh 1-5

12) Saucon Vy 0-5