By: TBT Staff | @thetournament

Team Hines has been one of TBT’s most balanced teams all tournament long. That continued in the quarterfinals on Friday night. Darius Adams scored a team-high 19 points to lead Team Hines to a convincing 88-75 victory over Brotherly Love.

“You can’t key in on one guy,” said Adams. “We’ve got a bench full of players. Once you think you have it figured out, there’s another guy." Kyle Hines contributed 18 points on 6-for-7 shooting in the win for Team Hines, which received scoring from all 11 players. Mike James, the team’s second-leading scorer, was held to just eight points but contributed nine assists. Though the team’s balanced offensive attack was on display once again, Coach Juan Dixon was just as pleased with the defensive performance. “We came out with great intensity on the defensive end,” said Dixon. “Our bench came in and gave us great rhythm.” Hines echoed his coach’s comments. “It starts with defense,” said Hines. “We have scorers, guys that have put up big numbers (overseas). We know that if we lock down on defense, offense will come.” Hines likes his team’s chances in the semi-finals. “I respect the guys that are on this team,” he said. “I want to compete for them. We didn’t come out here just to play. We came out to win. We want to bring that intensity and physicality.”