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Africentric 55 South Point 38 a final ...

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Africentric 55
South Point 38 a final



... South Point vs Africentric , the opening game of the last day of Basketball :30 on the final day of the 2 Weeks of the Convo ... the D3 Regional Final ... starting the day only 8 teams remained in the D3 with the results to determine who would who would represent out of the OU Regional in the Final 4 in Dayton ...

... even in the BIG games someone has to take the lid off the basket - the sooner the better, try to set the tone for team, for the game ... Carter Smith for South Point opened the scoring for the game draining a triple from deep 3pts ... the Nubians for Africentric followed suit as jr Laron Fuller hit a triple/ followed by his running mate jr Cortez Freeman's three ball 3pts ... in all AEC hit 3 of 5 triples in the opening quarter, nothing in the paint , nothing from 6-8 D1 college prospect Dailyn Swain - check ... the final scoring for the Nubians was 2/2 from the FT line by 6-6 Preston Steele ... the Pointers ALL season have counted on the scoring of the outstanding jr shooting guard Caleb Lovely to lead the scoring for SP ... the high scoring guard was held in check in the 1st ... Carter with his opening triple added a pair of 2 point fgs (7 pts) ,,, soph Xathan Haney knocked down a trey to pull SP within 1 ... South Point 10 Africentric Early College 11 after 1 ... the 1st quarter featured perimeter scoring from both teams without point contributions from either teams featured player -AEC's Swain & SP's Lovely ... the Pointers were 2/5 from downtown while the Nubians 3/6 ... both teams turned the ball over - AEC with 4 and SP with 3 ... the tempo of the game was of the halfcourt variety, both teams working to find openings in the opposing teams D ... neither team getting out in transition ... opportunities were there for SP to push the ball in the 2nd as the Nubians coughed the ball up 6 times ... the Pointers without Lovely leading, found points off the bench as Jackson Childers knocked down a pair of dueces (4pts) and Xathan Haney with a 2 pointer ... for AEC Freeman drained his 2nd three pointer (3pts) and jr Fuller with the first transition bucket for the Nubians on strip steal to the rim (2pts) ... Lovely for SP remained scoreless being tag teamed defensively and forced to go right the entire first half of action ... Swain was kept in the house - no fgs - but got to the FT line after being fouled in the paint on drives to the rim the 6-8 guard going 4/4 from the stripe ... for South Point the leading scorer Carter picked up his 8th and 9th points with a midrange jumper ... South Point 18 Africentric 20 at the half ... Halftime, fans head to the concessions for the $7 pizzas, $3 waters and $3.50 soft drinks ... Coaches huddle up to look at stats, discuss what was happening offensively and defensively - they make adjustments ... both sides ... Coach Bates for AEC looked at South Point only having 6 turnovers, themselves with only 1 transition fg - got to turn up the pressure ... we've hit the perimeter shot going 4/7 from beyond the arc and YET we only have a 2 point lead after 2 - kill 2 birds with on stone - Swain to the rim, perimeter ball pressure ... South Point with Lovely scoreless NEEDED his offense - the starters for SP at halftime only had 9 points ALL on Carter Smith's ball ... the rest of the scoring was off the bench for the Pointers ... defense - keep on keepin' on - Swain only 4/4 from the line ... only trailing by 2 ... get a good start in the 3rd quarter/keep it close going into the 4th ... adjustments ... sometimes YOUR adjustments are put on hold when the opposition's adjustments take you out of the game you HAD and take away the game you planned in the final 16 minutes ... the Nubians opened with a floater to box for 2pts ... a steal & transition bucket followed by a another drive to the rim - speed, athleticism, talent ... 6-0 run ...AEC 26 SP 18 ... separation ... Africentric looked like sharks in a feeding frenzy as the Nubians applied the on ball pressure, forcing turnovers (7 in the qtr) , transition offense -getting 10 points in the transition game in the 3rd qtr. ... defense - held the Pointers to 3 fgs and a pair of Jackson Childers FTs ... in the opening half AEC had only 1 fg in the paint ... the 3rd period 11 fgs at the rim - 22 points with the outlier being a 3 pointer from Cortez Freeman (5pts) ... mixed in the "offense out of their defense" onslaught the Xavier recruit Swain thru down a pair of open court slams (7pts) ... 5 Nubians contributed to the 26-9 run for AEC ... Laron Fuller 4pts/Mekhi Johnson 4pts off the bench/6pts from 6-6 sr Preston Steele ... the defensive pressure kept the South Point offense out on the floor, trying to operate within 15 ft of the halfcourt line, the on ball pressure made running the offense a struggle just to keep possession ... Caleb Lovely picked up his first fg of the game with 3 pter from deep (Lovely was guarded in the 2nd half by the 6-8 Swain), Haney with a basket on the baseline (2pts) and 6-4 sr Xander Dornan added a 2pter in the paint ... the Nubian defensive pressure in the 3rd , the change in tempo forced by that pressure - this one was over ... Defense wins 'ships ... the Nubians had the makeup to run a halfcourt offense - get looks, knockdown threes ... AEC also has that "next gear" the quickness, speed at every position to "get to" another part of the game - the transition game - that quick strike offense out of their defense that can turn a game into a helter skelter track meet, 6-8 point change on the board - separation ... separation in the post season is like "gold", you force the opposition to speed up, take shots that they normally would pass up for BETTER shots ... separation with the defense to keep the separation and offense to match any "run" by the opposing team - start the buses ... Africentric 46 South Point 27 after 3 ... Coach Wise's Pointers picked up their first win of a quarter in the final period of action ... SP turned the tables defensively as they forced 6 Nubian miscues with only 2 of their own ... Lovely was able to get to the rim for 3fgs/6 points ... off the bench Desean Garred hit a 3 pointer that put a wrap on the the outstanding South Point season ... for AEC Swain put down next level dunk for emphasis (6pts in the period/14 in the half/17 for the game) ... Fuller added 2pts with a drive to the rim and Johnson with 1/2 from the FT line ... Africentric 55 South Point 38 a final ...

... Pfloyd's official UN-official Napkin Stats - South Point ...

Scoring ... Carter Smith 11, Caleb Lovely 9, Xathan Haney 7, Jackson Childers 6, Desean Garred 3, Xander Dornan 2
3 Pointers ... 4/20 ... Caleb Lovely 1, Carter Smith 1, Xathan Haney 1, Desean Gerred 1
FTs ... 4/8
TO ... 15
PnP ... 9 fgs/ 18 points in the paint
PnT ... 1 fg/ 2 points in transition
Pbk ... 1 fg/ 2 points on putback buckets

... Pfloyd's official UN-official Napkin Stats - Africentric ...

Scoring ... Dailyn Swain 17, Laron Fuller 11, Cortez Freeman 11, Preston Steele 8, Mekhi Johnson 5, Chris Cooper-Patton 3
3 Pointers... 5/10 ... Cortex Freeman 3, Chris Cooper-Patton 1, Laron Fuller 1
FTs ... 10/12
TOs ... 18
PnP ... 15 fgs/ 30 points in the paint
PnT ... 6 fgs/ 12 points in transtion
Pbk ... 5 fgs/ 10 points on putback buckets


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Re: Africentric 55 South Point 38 a final ...

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Africentric really wanted to push the pace and play with tempo. Once they started to force turnovers in the 2nd half they were able to do that. Swain with the ball in his hands on the fast break is hard to stop. His passing impressed me as much as his scoring ability.


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... unbelievable stretch in the 3rd period where AEC had 5 out of 6 fgs in 6 straight possessions by the Nubians were putback buckets off of steals with the 6th fg in that span a transition dunk by Swain ... game, set and match ...


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