Allen Academy Stays Perfect. Beats Ecorse for 7th straight Win

11 Jan

The Allen Academy Wildcats are now a perfect 7-0 on the young season after coming up with a win Friday night against the Red Raiders of Ecorse High High School winning 77-54.

It was a rough start for allen Academy, who didn’t get their first basket of the game until mid-way through the first quarter. However, Allen did get some separation in the first quarter when they slowed the game down, and played together, leading 18-9 after one.  In the second quarter is where the Wildcats got things rolling, starting the quarter on a 9-3 run to get a lead of 27-12 with 5:34 left in the second.  A key for Wildcats was the play of senior Tavierre Thomas in getting a double-digit lead.  Thomas brought energy and playmaking to the game, getting steals that resulted in easy runout for Allen, he finished up with 8 take away on the night.  Leading 41-22 at half time, it looked as if the Wildcats would walk away with an easy victory on the night, but wait a second, here comes Ecorse.  The Red Raiders started out the quarter on a 8-2 run to only trail by 13 mid-way through the third, but it was only to be short lived.  Allen Academy again, settled down the pace of the game and minimized the mistakes and led 56-40 after three and then taking over in the fourth quarter for the victory.

Leading the way for Allen Academy was senior Pakiya Ellis, who finished up with 23 points and ten rebounds on the night.  One of Michigan’s more underrated guards, Pakiya is a crafty, quick, athletic combo guard that has a good feel for the game.  His perimeter jump shot was working on the night, but that didn’t stop him, he got to the basket throughout the game, where he eventually ended up on the free-throw line.  He’s a good transition player, that run it either coming off the wing, or with the ball in his hands.

His partner in crime was sophomore Jason Williams.  The two are dangerous when their on the court at the same time.  When Jason is in, it allows Ellis to play off the ball, where he is still dangerous.  But Williams his dangerous as well.  The sophomore finished up with a game high 25 points and the night.  Williams did a good majority of his damage for the free-throw line in.  He has a good mid-range and floater game that is rare to find today in high school.  He is also a good play maker for the team, coming up with some creative passes to find his teammates.  Good ball handler in traffic to go along with elite athleticism.

Darius Williams chipped in with 12 for Ecorse.

One Response to “Allen Academy Stays Perfect. Beats Ecorse for 7th straight Win”

  1. Joseph Frye January 13, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    Great coverage Steve!

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