Overtime Elite dominated their competition at the SPIRE Institute and finished the six-game stretch 6-0 in Ohio.
The night was highlighted with some dazzling offensive performances as Jean Montero, Jazian Gortman and Ausar Thompson all posted 20-point performances. Montero and Gortman got going from the outside combining to hit nine threes in their game. Montero posted 25 points, Gortman had 23 and Thompson had 22.
The three teams will now look to internal competition for the next two games happening at OTE Arena. They will be massive for the standings as the first regular season for Overtime Elite is winding down with all three teams within two points of each other.
The first game next week will be Team OTE vs. Team Elite on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Team Elite 78 vs. ISA 47
Team Elite came out and handled their business against an ISA team that led Team OTE the night before heading into the fourth quarter. Their offense scored at least 20 points in three of the four quarters and ISA couldn’t keep pace.
Team Elite outscored ISA by a combined 26 points in the first and third quarters giving ISA no chance at a comeback.
Thompson scored 22 points and also had 12 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks in 28 minutes. Jaylen Martin scored 17 points and had seven rebounds.
Team OTE 72 vs. Western Reserve Academy Prep 25
In an absolute thrashing, Team OTE handled Western Reserve Academy Prep with ease in their second game of the road trip.
They held Western Reserve Academy Prep to single-digits in three of the four quarters and set a new Overtime Elite record with a 47-point victory.
They also set the steals record for the second night in a row coming up with 16. For the weekend, they totaled 31 steals in the two games.
Led by Tyler Smith with 14 points, Team OTE had five scorers that scored in double figures.
Team Overtime 77 vs. SPIRE 59
Team Overtime faced the home team and Gortman started out on fire hitting three three-pointers in the first quarter. He had 15 in the first half helping Team Overtime to an 11-point lead at halftime.
SPIRE tried to hang around, but with Montero and Gortman both draining outside shots, they had no chance. They both combined to make nine threes in the game. Gortman tied an OTE record with five.
To go with his 25 points, Montero also had eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. It was the third 20-point performance of the season for each of them.