Saturday, January 15, 2011
Hoophall: Day 2 Recap
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Some quick recaps of today's games in Day 2 of the 10th Annual Hoophall Classic, at Springfield College's Blake Arena:
Milton (Ga.) 75, Oak Hill (Va.) 69 In a game featuring 16 Division 1 recruits, the Eagles went up on Oak Hill by as much as 16, only to watch the Warriors battle all the way back and take a brief lead but ultimately bow out. Shannon Scott (22 points) and Dai-Jon Parker (19) were the leaders on the floor for Milton in the win, while Julian Royal (15 points, seven rebounds) and Jordan Lloyd (10, nine) were forces on the glass. For Oak Hill, Jordan Adams notched a double-double (16 points, 12 rebounds), while Keith Hornsby (13 points, 3 of 6 three-pointers) provided steady perimeter play in the rally. Quinn Cook led the Warriors with 16 points, albeit on 5 of 19 shooting.
Morgan Park (Ill.) 78, Garfield (Wash.) 67 Louisville commit Wayne Blackshear (26 points, eight rebounds) went down awkwardly on his left knee following a breakaway dunk, sending him to the trainer's table -- for a few minutes. He shrugged it off to lead the Mustangs to a gutsy victory. Morgan Park outscored the Bulldogs 25-17 in the final stanza to pull away. Sophomore Markee Williams added 15 points and seven assists in the win, while Jerome Brown added 13 and Billy Garrett added 12. For Garfield, Tony Wroten -- whose cousin, Celtics guard Nate Robinson, sat behind the bench -- led the way with 23 ppionts, while Glenn Brooks added 10 and sophomore Tucker Haymond added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
St. Anthony (N.J.) 75, DeMatha Catholic (Md.) 25 Rutgers-bound point guard Myles Mack (28 points) outscored the Stags by himself, knocking down six straight three-pointers and finishing 6 of 7 from three-point range. The Friars went up 38-10 at half and blitzed them in the third for a 63-20 lead headed into the final stanza. Mack finished 11 of 14 from the field overall, and also netted three steals and three assists. Six-foot-8 sophomore BeeJay Anya led DeMatha with nine points.
Taft (Calif.) 72, Mount Vernon (N.Y.) 56 Six-foot-10 senior big man Kevin Johnson stole the show for the Toreadors, pouring in 26 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to win the game's Most Valuable Player award. Taft owned the glass overall, outrebounding Mount Vernon 49-35 and seeing three of its five starters hit double figures in rebounds, including C.J. Blackwell (13 points, 14 rebounds) and Stephen Maxwell (11, 11). West Virginia commit Jabarie Hinds led the Knights with 18 points, albeit on a less than stellar afternoon from the floor (7 for 25).
New London (Conn.) 72, Albany Academy (N.Y.) 59 The Whalers' backcourt tandem of senior Torin Childs-Harris (34 points, 13 rebounds) and electric junior Kris Dunn (26 points) combined for all but 10 of the team's points as they outscored the Cadets 42-24 in the second half to pull away. Great defensive rotations were turned in by New London, holding Albany to 36.4 percent shooting from the field, but the Whalers really made a difference on the boards, where they outrebounded the Cadets 45-34, including 10 from Malcom Simmons.