Rivals Win Silver Bracket Championships in Best of Summer Tournament in California.    From left ot right above: coach Mike Trovato, Mike Carbone (St. John's Prep), Sam Dowden (Andover High), Eric Davis (Milton Academy), Ryan Hartung (Phillips Academy), Alec Brennan (Milton Academy), Ken Miyachi (Andover High School), Derek Collins (N. Andover High School), Steve Haladyna (St. John's Prep), and Joel Barroa (Central Catholic)

The Rivals 16s also starred in Los Angeles, going 2-1 in pool play with their only loss coming to the eventual tournament champions, Reach Legends from Michigan.  Following the loss the Rivals went on to capture the championship in the silver bracket, defeating Aim High in the championship game and finishing the tournament with a 6-1 record. 

In the finals, Alec Brennan continued his physical play controlling the boards and blocking shots.  Brennan tallied 12 points and 15 rebounds on the evening.  Steve Haladyna was the spark for the Rivals the entire tournament as he continued to come up with lose ball after lose ball and had some huge put backs on the offensive end. Ryan Hartung was the leading scorer for the Rivals with 20 points as he knocked down the big three every time Aim High seem to make a run.  Sam Dowden (14 points) played extremely well knocking down shots and getting to the rim and finishing.  Derek Collins showed that he is a complete player that can score the ball in a variety of ways including knocking down the three, using the pull-up, and finishing around the rim.  Collins also had a couple of length of the court bounce passes that were on the money.

Other contributors to the Silver Medal were Eric Davis who was the Rivals play maker, Joel Barroa who athleticism at the wing was critical at both ends of the court, and Mike Carbone who knocked down critical shots for the Rivals throughout the tournament.