Renaissance Day Two Recap

29 Dec

East English 71 vs. L’Anse Cruese 43– When English got off the a 7-0 start in the first minute of the game, you could tell it was all over.  In that first quarter, the Bulldogs led 27-5, and sailed to rest of the way for the victory.  Senior Antoine Benford and junior Marqywell Jackson each added 24 points for the Bulldogs.

Douglass 67 vs. Harper Woods 40– Douglass used their athleticism and toughness on defense to contain Harper Woods throughout the entire game.  It seemed as if the game was only competitive when the score started at 0-0.  Leading the Hurricanes in scoring were Davvi Bradley with 16, jr. Terrell Hales added 12, and standout jr. Darrell Davis contributed  11.

Southfield 68 vs. Renaissance 62– The Blue Jays of Southfield took on the host team for the tournament, the Phoenix of Renaissance.  The game was relatively competitive throughout much of the first half.  But in the third, fortunes changed to the Phoenix as Southfield took a commanding 52-43 lead after three.  But in the fourth was when Renaissance turned it their defensive intensity, creating turnovers which helped them cut the lead down to two.  But Renaissance was never abled to get over the hump, as Southfield hit their free-throws to close out the game.  Clark Bishop added 26 points for the Phoenix.

Pershing 57 vs. Community 55– I’ll take you to the last couple of minute in this game because this is where the fun happened.  Throughout the whole game, no team seemed to have any advantage.  But in the second half, something just happened to Community, their defense was holding Pershing and they scored when they needed to.  The Hurricanes held a six point lead with 3:55 left to go in the game.  With under a minute to play, senior point guard Kahlil Felder stepped up and made a crucial jumper to put Pershing up one with 29 seconds left.  Pershing would then hit two three throws to extend their lead to three.  Commnunity would have one final chance to tie the game.  Bo Zeigler was fouled on Community’s next possession, down by three and was on his way to the free-throw line.  Zeigler hit the first shot, and purposely missed the second one hoping a teammate would tip in the final shot.  Community did get the ball back, but a floater was off the mark, giving Pershing the win.  Senior Doughboy stars Martez Walker finished with 21 points and five rebounds, Kahlil Felder finished with 16 points and six rebounds.  Community was led by Zeigler’s 15 points and six boards, while Jerrell Martin paced Community with 21 points for himself.

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