Two teens rival love and basketball in the buzzing city of Akron, Ohio, where the love of the game is the greatest source of pride for two enemy high schools.
At seventeen, Cameron Marx knows a thing or two about having it hard. Watching his mother struggle day in and day out to give him some sort of a life drives Cameron to put his all into basketball, his one sure shot at a full ride for college. There's just one small problem: he goes to Westlake High, the second-best school in the state as far as basketball goes. To be the best, you have to beat continual state champions Bristol High. Westlake and Bristol are known rivals on both the basketball court and throughout the city of Akron. Tension is always at a high when it comes to the beating Bristol's basketball team annually gives to Westlake at the state championship.
However, all comes to a head when the superintendent decides to tear down old Bristol High and ship most of its students to Westlake. Cameron is one of the best basketball players in the city and the last thing he needs is a bunch of Bristol basketball players coming in to ruin his spotlight on the court, after all, it's not just a game for him, it's all or nothing.
Seventeen-year-old Monica Matthews is no stranger to the beef between the two schools and quickly pledges lasting loyalty to Bristol once she transfers to Westlake. In fact, she'd sooner drop out than step foot at Westlake. Being the head basketball coach's daughter and the star player's good friend, changing schools is a fate worse than death. It makes her a big target.
When Monica and Cameron meet, sparks are the last thing that fly. To Monica, Cameron's just the cocky prick on the sorry basketball team. To Cameron, Monica's just the angry girl who needs to chill out. With allegiance for their two schools, nothing could bring these two close together - except maybe the good of the game.