HARLEM, NY - The rain threatened but held up and actually turned out to be a beautiful Thursday night for the SMARTball Classic. The one game elimination tournament continues.
Boys & Girls HS 79 John Bowne 44
The positive take from this game was John Bowne's Coach didn't stop coaching and his players never quit. Great learning experience.
Boys & Girls High School two-time SMARTBall Defending Champions understand the environment and play like it. Lovelace will have a very young squad this year but they play hard and bleed the pride of the Kangaroos.
Boys & Girls
Marvin Prochet - 19pts/8rebs/1blk/2stls, Larry Williams - 13pts/2stls/1ast/3rebs/1blk, Courntey Darnley - 8pts/5ast/3stls/1reb, Jamie Killings - 10pts/5rebs/4ast, Kevin Dickson - 8pts/2rebs/2blks/1stl, Dimitri Jarretti - 8pts/2rebs/stop/2ast
Tonight was the breakout night for former Rice Head Coach Dwayne Mitchell's Monsignor Scanlan program and they showed what the potential can be. Scanlan played tough through two quarters only trailing by 1 after the first and by 10 at the half. The sky is the limit. Rumour has it former Loughlin Head Coach Rudy King will be Coach Mitchell's Head Asst. At the Bronx school.
CTK is a very solid and high octane machine and will once again make a run at the CHSAA AA Title. It took them sometime to get going but when they did it was very impressive.
Jordan Fuchs - 14pts/7rebs/2stls/1blk, Adonis DelaRosa - 10pts/6rebs/1stl/1ast, Malik "the General" Harmon - 9pts/9ast/3rebs/2stls/1blk, Maynard Grant - 12pts/6rebs/2blks, James Coleman - 6pts/2rebs/3stls/5ast, Jon Severe - 7pts/9rebs/7ast
John Dewey - 13pts/6ast/1blk/1reb, Johnathan Mitchell - 9pts/4rwbs/1stl, Jonathan Nwankwu - 8pts/5blks/7rebs
The quarter finals will begin on Monday August 13 @630pm - Lincoln Park 135th Street & 5th Ave. Harlem NY --- Rainsite @Kennedy Center
Teams still in the mix. Christ The King, Boys & Girls, Bayside, Wadleigh, Cardozo, Paterson Eastside (NJ), South Shore, Satellite Academy.