PSL Semi-final Recaps

9 Feb

Frederick Douglass 56 vs. MLK 55: This back and forth game looked to be heading into overtime in the late fourth.  King had the ball with under twenty seconds to play in the contest, Stephon Parker drove to the bucket and was fouled.  Parker missed both free-throws.  However, King did get the ball back but Terrell Hale blocked a put back attempt giving the Hurricanes a narrow one point victory.

Pershing 70 vs. Central 50: The undefeated Pershing Doughboys came into this game looking as if they wanted to get this game over as quickly as possible and get ready for their big semi-final game on Tuesday against Douglass.  It looked like that early on as the Doughboys came out with a nine nothing run in the first four minutes of the game.  But things changed in the second.  The Trail Blazers blazed their way back to cutting the lead to only one at 29-28 at half.  And in the third, things only got better for the Trail Blazers.  Central led the Doughboys by as much as eight.  But never count the Doughboys out, who took control of the game in the fourth, as they went on to win the game 70-50.


Game 1: Keep an eye out for Darrell Davis of Frederick Douglass.  This junior point guard is a true playmaker out there.  He is a facilitator for all of his teammates and makes them look better.  Andre Frederick is a true enforcer in the paint for Douglass.  The lone big they have, he can swat you away from the perimeter as well with his quick feet.  For King, Armani Lee busted out of his miserable first round game against Western scoring only five points, hitting some nice three pointers and driving to the lane.  He is still developing, but he has a solid future for the black and gold.

Game 2: Watching Pershing junior Justin Tillman play in this game, it would make you think as if he was healthy the whole year.  The big forward, controlled the paint scoring 25 points and hauling in nine rebounds.  Which is important, because a big man is the only piece the Doughboys are missing in becoming an elite team.  Martez Walker hit a few perimeter shots in his way to 22 points on the night.  While fellow senior Lorenzo Collier finished up with 12.

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