NY2LASPORTS.COM - NY2LA SPORTS CLASSIC - DAY 2 RECAP
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Day 2 of the 2010 NY2LA Sports Classic featured stellar performances from Louisville bound Wayne Blackshear of Morgan Park (IL) amongst others. Here’s a quick look back as day 2 of the NY2LA Sports Classic from this past Saturday…
DAY 2 - BOYS RESULTS
Game 6 – Nicolet 60 Madison West 49
Senior big man Christian Williams wrapped up an excellent two day performance with a dominant 22 point 11 rebound effort on Saturday to lead Nicolet to a 60-49 victory over Madison West. While Williams proved to be the dominant force in the middle, junior guard Corey Smith served as a similar force on the perimeter as the talented lead guard scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to help seal the deal for Nicolet who ran their record to 2-0 on the season with their second victory in as many days.
Game 7 – Racine Case 67 Whitefish Bay 59
The 1-2 punch of seniors Mitchell Farr and Cedric Johnson proved to be too much to handle in this one as Racine Case dropped Whitefish Bay 67-59 on Saturday to go 2-0 on the season. Farr closed out an excellent two day effort with 12 of his 21 points in the second half while Cedric Johnson dominated the paint with a 21 point 12 rebound effort for Case in the victory. Senior Jamie Schneck scored a game high 24 points for Bay including 14 in the second half but it wasn’t enough for Bay who fell to 0-2 on the season.
Game 8 – Franklin 67 Milwaukee Vincent 62
One of the most exciting games of the weekend saw Franklin get out to a huge 34-16 lead at the half only to have Vincent claw their way back to tie the game in the fourth quarter before Franklin’s clutch play down the stretch sealed the victory at 67-62. Senior big man Nick Romanowski was spectacular as he scored 18 of his game high 33 points in the second half while senior Matt Krueger continued his stellar play on the weekend with another big time effort to the tune of 25 points for Franklin. Martell Collins did all he could for Vincent as he scored 22 of his 26 points during a huge second half performance but it wasn’t enough as Franklin was able to hang on for the victory and run their record to 2-0 on the season.
Game 9 – Morgan Park (IL) 66 Milwaukee Hamilton 64
A depleted Milwaukee Hamilton team for various reasons gave Morgan Park all they could handle in this one before Louisville bound McDonald’s All-American candidate Wayne Blackshear took over in the second half and found a way to lift Morgan Park to the 66-64 victory on Saturday night. Hamilton led 35-29 at the half largely in part to the stellar play of senior guard Giovanni Bray who scored 15 of his 28 points during the first half. The second half proved to be a bit of a different story though as Blackshear got it going with 19 of his 30 points in the second session including a number of key baskets down the stretch as Morgan Park was able to grab the victory with a strong second half effort. Senior guard added 18 points for Milwaukee Hamilton in the losing effort.
Game 10 – Dominican 55 Wauwatosa East 43
A huge second half performance by junior guard Jamall Taylor and sophomore lead guard Duane Wilson Jr. of Dominican was too much to overcome as Dominican used stellar fourth quarter defense and hot shooting from Taylor and Wilson in the second half to come from behind and defeat Wauwatosa East 55-43 on Saturday night. Taylor was exceptional from the field both days and Saturday he scored 12 of his game high 18 points in the second half and Wilson added 10 of his 16 in the second session for Dominican who wrapped up an impressive two day performance with the victory on Saturday night. Wauwatosa East was led by junior forward Darrell Bowie who scored 11 points while junior Diamonte Mckinley added 8 points in the losing effort. Dominican sits at 2-0 on the season while Wauwatosa East stands at 0-1 on the young campaign.
DAY 2 – GIRLS RESULTS
Game 6 – Franklin 53 Mukwonago 44
Mukwonago (0-1) was unable to overcome a slow first half in a 53-44 loss against Franklin (1-0) to start off the second day of the NY2LA Sports Classic. Mukwonago had solid efforts from Sophomore F Amber Gray and Junior G Caitlyn Persinger in the loss. Franklin’s leading senior guards Taylor Atkinson and Mariah Hill finished with 18 and 12 points respectively.
Game 7 – Pewaukee 41 Arrowhead 33
With a strong junior-laden squad, coach Todd Hansen was able to lead his Pewaukee Lady Pirates (1-0) to a 41-33 win over lake country rival Arrowhead (0-1) in game 2. While both teams had balanced scoring, Junior F Emily Wirth powered Pewaukee and finished with 15 points. Arrowhead was led in scoring by Junior F Jenny Smith who ended the day with 9 points.
Game 8 – Racine Case 70 Oconomowoc 53
A strong third quarter from Racine Case (1-1) fueled by solid play from senior G Samantha Logic and Junior F Jameeka Bouie lifted them to a 70-53 win over Oconomowoc (0-1) in game 3 Saturday. Logic finished with a game-high 23 points for Case followed by Bouie with 18 points. Cooney was lead in scoring by Junior G Mandy Prom with 19 points on the day. Abby Thelen also finished in double figures with 12 points.
Game 9 – Milwaukee Vincent 54 Oak Creek 45
Oak Creek suffered its second loss of the season Saturday night against a confident Milwaukee Vincent team (2-0). The Lady Vikings broke away with an early lead and never looked back in the 54-45 win. Senior PG Tynika Rogers scored a game-high 20 points connecting on 5-6 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter. Oak Creek was led in scoring by Senior F Ashley Luke who finished with 19 points.
Game 9 – Nicolet 51 Beaver Dam 38
Tied going into the final quarter, Nicolet held Beaver Dam to only 5 points in the fourth to come away with the 51-38 victory in the final game of the NY2LA Sports Classic. Senior G Ashley Green had another standout night for Nicolet finishing with 25 points followed by Junior G Brittney Fair with 11 points. For Beaver Dam, Senior G/F Kaitlyn McIntyre led the way with 11 points in the loss. Nicolet now stands at 2-0 while Beaver Dam dropped to 0-1 to start the season.
Stay tuned to 414HOOPS.COM this week for a complete breakdown of the 2010 NY2LA Sports Classic including stock boosters, all-tournament teams, etc.
Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.