Romulus 82 Saginaw Arthur Hill 71 Recap

9 Feb

The Saginaw Arthur Hill Lumberjacks traveled down I-75 to square off with fellow top 5 ranking mate Romulus in what appeared to be a game to answer a few questions for fans before the start of the MHSAA tournament in a few weeks.  The Eagles came out jumping on Arthur Hill, protecting their home court.  Leading 24-13 after the first quarter with E.C. Matthews scoring 5 points and fellow senior Jalon Plummer adding 6.  In the second quarter, the pace of the game changed from that of a slow methodical game, into that of  track meet.  Romulus still hung onto the lead at 37-28 going into the half.  In the third quarter is where Romulus started to get some separation.  Romulus outscored Saginaw 23-10 in that quarter giving them a 60-38 game going into the fourth.  And in that final quarter, Saginaw would cut the lead down to at the most ten, but were never able to respond.  Allowing Romulus to get the win.

Notes

Romulus has one of the best finishers in the area in E.C. Matthews.  You talk about going at the rim hard, that is what Matthews does.  He has nice body control when going into the lane, and has an assortment of different finishing moves he can use around the rim.  For the Lumberjacks, they might want to think about adding another scorer or two.  Because I don’t think they will go very far in the state playoffs if 58 of their 71 total points are scored by two guy in Jalen Adams and Eric Davis.  Adams with 28 and Davis with 30.  I saw Eric play earlier in the year and thought that he was just a shooter.  Well today he was different, he took defenders off the dribble to the basket and finished at the rim strong, converting on several and-ones.  He also of capable of running the fast break and dishing out a few assists.  Adams stepped up his play today.  The long athletic wing showed that he is quite the rebounder down low, while also scoring 28.

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