Youth League Basketball
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:03 pm
By: Georgia Brown
1. Bulls @ Celtics
In the first game of the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games, the Bulls, coached by Brennan Scott, beat the Celtics, coached by Ryan Gardner. The first quarter was close the whole time with the Celtics players Dylan McClanahan, James Pritchett, Jorden Hazlewood and Ryan Mathney scoring 2 points apiece. The Bulls’ Elizabeth Plunk, Jared Wortham, and Michael Park also scoring 2 points, leaving the score 8-6, Celtics leading. Nathan Williamson had excellent defense. In the second quarter, Reed Rooks scored 7 points, Joe Ray Perry shot a 3 pointer for the Bulls and Michael Woolridge showed strong defense. During halftime, Andrew You made a free-throw. At the beginning of the third quarter, the score was 12-18, Bulls leading. The lone scorer for the Celtics in the 3rd quarter was McClanahan with 2 points. The Bulls’ Rooks and Perry each put up 4 points and Michael Woolridge assisted to Plunk for 2 points. Into the fourth quarter, Nathan Maya scored 2 points and McClanahan 5. The game ended in a 31-21 win for the Bulls.
2. Panthers @ Heat
In the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games on Saturday, the Panthers, coached by Jimmy Kelly, lost to the Heat, coached by Arnold Hicks. The first quarter was dominated by the Heat, with Bruce Hicks, Collin Stricklin, Dylan Sullivan, Harrison Capps, and Lucas Maxey all scoring. The Panthers’ Dillon Moss, Skylar McCroskey, and Tyler McClure also scored 2 points, leaving the score 16-6, Heat leading. Keilan Rooks showed great effort. In the second quarter, the Panthers’ McClure scored 2 points, and Hunter Todd, Kendall Harrelson, and McCroskey scored a free-throw. For the Heat, Capps and Maxey both scored a free-throw, and Angelo Malacapy scored 2 points. Harrelson scored a 3 pointer in the 3rd quarter, while Moss and McClure both scored. For Heat, Christopher Pinto and Capps scored 2 points, and Stricklin scored 4 points. In the fourth quarter, Hunter Todd shot a 3 pointer and McClure scored 3 points total. The game ended in a 38-30 win for the Heat.
3. Thunder @ Bulls
In the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games on Saturday, the Thunder, coached by Nick Moon, beat the Bulls, coached by Brennan Scott. The first quarter was close, with players Brandon Butler, Chase Spencer, and Will Erwin scoring for the Thunder. The Bulls’ Elizabeth Plunk, Joe Ray Perry, and Reed Rooks scoring 2 points each, leaving the score 8-6, Thunder leading. In the second quarter, Rooks scored a 3 pointer, Perry scored 2, and Andrew You and Jared Wortham both scored a free-throw for the Bulls. For the Thunder, Spencer scored 3 points, and Dallas Laney and Erwin scored a free-throw. In the 3rd quarter, the Bulls’ lone scorer was Plunk, with 2 points. Erwin put up a whopping 10 points, Laney made a 3 pointer, and Spencer scored 2. Starting the 4th quarter, Perry scored a 3 pointer, and Michael Park had 4 points for the Bulls. For the Thunder, Erwin scored 6 points. Summer Long attempted several shots throughout the game, but the ball would not go in the hoop, although she gave great effort. The game ended in a 34-22 win for the Thunder.
4. Dream Team @ Tennessee Crush
In the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games on Saturday, the Tennessee Crush stood no chance against the Dream Team’s star player Matt McMillian. In the first quarter, McMillian scored the Dream Team’s only 10 points, and Nolen Bigham assisted in some shots. For TN Crush, Dalton Moore, LaDarius Alley, and Malik Roberson all scored. The end of the first quarter left the score in a 10-10 tie. During the 2nd quarter, TN Crush, coached by Robin Grissom, scored no points, but Clay Cantrell showed good ball-handling skills. Dream Team, coached by Brooke Forrest and Sarah Taylor, scored 7 points. Reed Chandler, Barrett Linhoss, and Ethan Gallien, and McMillian all scored; Cole Sullivan and Seth Mitchell assisted in some shots. The scores in the 3rd quarter left the TN crush with still no points, but great defensive positioning from Gaige Robey, Jaxson Hazlewood, Joshua Floyd, and Malek Jones. Dream Team’s only scorer was McMillian, with 4 points. In the 4th quarter for Dream Team, Dylan Parks scored 2, and McMillian scored 4. Moore made a 2 pointer for TN Crush. The last seconds of the game, Roberson scored a terrific 3 pointer that boosted team spirit. The final score of the game was 27-15.
5. Hoop Squad @ Red Raptors
In the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games on Saturday, the Hoop Squad, coached by Rico Mitchell, defeated the Red Raptors, coached by Jeff Krider, despite efforts from Michael Long. The first quarter started off slowly with the Hoop Squad’s Cameron Trice and Jaylen Mitchell scoring only 2 points each. The Red Raptor players Aubrey Bynum and Long both scored in the quarter, leaving the end score to be 7-4, Raptors leading. In the second quarter, the Hoop Squad started to take off. C. Trice and Mitchell both hit another 2, and Davon Trice, Diego Ferrer, and Mikey Neilson made free-throws. For the Raptors, Long scored 3, and Bynum made a free-throw. The third quarter brought more points for the Hoop Squad. C. Trice and Mitchell scored 4, and D. Trice and Malik Pogue scored 2 each. Red Raptors Parker Bell and Donovan Spivey made assists to Long, who scored 5 points. Cameron Wainscott, Chase Krider, and Mason Pyrdom showed great defensive skills. In the 4th quarter, C. Trice scored 6 points, and Abdulla Obadat assisted to Mitchell for 2 points. Neilson also scored 3 points. For the Raptors, Bennet Fuqua scored 2 points, and Long scored 8. The game ended in a 35-28 win for the Hoop Squad.
6. Boise @ Dream Team
In the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games on Saturday, the first quarter looked good for Boise, coached by Logan Callins, with Lou Rechis scoring 7 points, and his teammates Alex Deal, Jimmy Woodson, and Tyler Davis each scoring 2. The Dream Team’s Matt McMillian scored 8 points. In second quarter, the Boise offense shut down, although the following 4 of its players scored free-throws: Ethan Garcia, Jordan Sullivan, Spencer Legins, and Rechis. The Dream Team scored 2 free-throws by Dylan Parks and Ethan Gallien. McMillian scored 6 points. At the half, the score was 17-16, Boise leading. In the 3rd quarter as the two scorers for the Dream Team, McMillian had 15 points and Reed Chandler had 2, but Seth Mitchell, Cole Sullivan, and Barrett Linhoss had excellent effort. For Boise, Rechis scored 5 points and Deal put up 2. In the final quarter of the game, McMillian scored 9 points and Nolen Bigham scored 4 for the Dream Team. Angus Ho, Deal, Sullivan, and Rechis scored 2 points each for Boise. The final score of the game was 44-30; Dream Team won.
7. Livewire vs. Orange Swoosh
In the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games on Saturday, Orange Swoosh, coached by Lisa Beam, beat Livewire, coached by Jonathan Yott. Livewire started off slow, scoring no points. Summer Villasica scored 4 points, Valessa Jackson scored 2, and Hallie Arnold and Tiarra Jackson scored free-throws for Orange Swoosh. In the 2nd quarter, Jada Briggs scored 2 points. Leah Thedford and Shelly Rowlett both scored a free-throw for Livewire. For Orange Swoosh, Hannah McCroskey scored 2, and Alexis Beam and Kallie Pruiett had great defense. Anna Yott scored 2 points as the lone scorer for Livewire. Orange Swoosh scored no points. Yott scored 4 points for Livewire. McCroskey and Villasica both scored 2 points. The final score of the game was 14-10; Orange Swoosh won.
8. Thunder vs. Heat
In the Martin Parks and Recreation basketball games on Saturday, Heat, coached by Lance Gray, defeated Thunder, coached by Kristi Hazlewood. In the first quarter, Emma Kelly scored 7 points for Thunder. Alyssa Duncan and Emma Taylor scored 2, and Kyera Thompson scored 4 points for Heat. In the second quarter, Anna Hazlewood scored 3 points, and Blaine McDonald, Brittney Fabian, and Kelly each scored a free-throw for Thunder. For Heat, Zanasha Gadlen scored 6 points, and Thompson scored a free-throw. Marisa Rubio and Lauren Beverly showed great defense. In the third quarter, Hazlewood scored 4 points. Thunder’s Caroline Schuster, Lauren Hester, and Morgan Bessent had tremendous effort. Hannah Grace Garner assisted to Hope Gray, who scored 6 points for Heat, and Gadlen shot for one free-throw. In the fourth quarter, Thunder’s Fabian scored 2 points and Johnson put up 4 points. Thompson scored 6 points, and Gray scored 2. The game’s final score was 30-23 for Heat. wcp 1-11-11