Team Harrison mounts record 21-point comeback in AU victory


Team Harrison overcame a 21-point deficit to mount the largest comeback win in Athletes Unlimited history.

Isabelle Harrison led her team in scoring, notching 25 points, 19 of which came in the second half, erasing a double-digit Team Brown lead. Courtney Williams added 13 points, ten assists and five steals in the historic Team Harrison victory, helping down Team Brown 86-81.

“I’ve been playing with Courtney for years, and I know what she can bring to the team – she can literally will her team to win,” said Harrison, who recorded her second game with 25 or more points on Friday, “She brings that energy I need. As a coach I can’t see everything, I can’t always bring that energy, but she supports me, she’s my co-captain and I love playing with Court.”

Odyssey Sims was critical for Team Harrison as well, logging her second double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Nikki Greene and Ty Young each added 11 points.

Team Harrison’s late-game comeback was anchored by solid team defense, holding Team Brown to just 10 points in the fourth quarter while outshooting the team by 20 points in the second half.

Williams earned MVP 1 honors, collecting 90 points to finish the night with 451 points. MVP 2 and 3 honors went to Sims and Harrison, amassing 40 and 30 points, respectively.

Team Harrison’s record comeback wasn’t the only come-from-behind win Friday night. Team Hawkins also deleted a double-digit deficit to knock out Team Cloud 90-70.

Captain Tianna Hawkins notched 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in her fourth double-double of the season. Her dominant performance was seemingly motivated by Team Hawkins’ 79-54 loss to Team Harrison in the squad’s Week 3 opener.

“I told myself I wasn’t gonna lose no sleep over (Wednesday’s loss),” said Hawkins. “I know when I came back this morning, I told them that can’t happen again. We talked about a lot and we did a lot better today.”

Sydney Colson added to Team Hawkins’ thrilling victory, posting a season-high 20 points and nine assists, while Air Hearn drained four three-pointers off the bench in her 14-point performance.

A 28-6 run in the third quarter spurred by an 11-point tear from Colson put Team Hawkins on top after trailing Team Cloud, setting the squad up for their 20-point win.

Colson’s dominant performance earned her MVP 1 honors, finishing the night with 481 points overall.

Next up: Team Harrison will take on Team Cloud on Saturday at 7:30 pm ET on FS2, while Team Brown will face off against Team Hawkins at 10:30 pm ET.