NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2011 NY2LA SPORTS CLASSIC RECAP
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
An exciting day of action hit the hardwood at the annual NY2LA Sports Classic on Saturday as some of the best boys and girls programs in the state of Wisconsin took to the floor at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin. Undervalued senior lead guard Josh Mongan of Germantown (WI) was one of the many talented prospects who came up big. Here’s a recap of what went down this past weekend at the annual hoops gala in Wisconsin…
GERMANTOWN 74 DOMINICAN 60
The premiere matchup of the day did not disappoint as the #1 Division 1 team in the state of Wisconsin Germantown locked up with the #1 Division 4 team in the state in Dominican in front of a packed house. Junior lead guard Duane Wilson Jr. was electric for Dominican in the first half as he knocked down 16 of his game high 23 points during the opening session including a half court shot as the buzzer sounded to end the second quarter to close the gap to 37-34 Germantown at the break.
Dominican took a 41-39 lead midway through the third period before senior guard Josh Mongan delivered two huge trey balls to stabilized things for Germantown who led 55-50 after three quarters of play. The fourth quarter was all Germantown as senior guard Zak Showalter knocked down a dagger three early in the final quarter and Dominican struggled from the field down the stretch.
Junior talent Luke Fischer led the Warhawks with 19 points while senior guard Zak Showalter added 18 and senior lead guard Josh Mongan pitched in with 14 points for Germantown in the winning effort. Dominican was led by junior guard Duane Wilson Jr. who knocked down four trey balls on his way to a game high 23 points while senior guard Jamall Taylor added 14 in the loss.
BROOKFIELD CENTRAL 65 HOMESTEAD 53
Central was clicking on all cylinders on Saturday against the host Highlanders as they jumped out to a 21-12 lead after the first quarter and built that to a 39-24 advantage at the half and never looked back as they rolled to victory.
Sophomore guard Riley Lachance was huge as the talented sharpshooting guard scored 13 of his game high 28 points in the 1st quarter and turned in perhaps his best performance to date in a high school setting to serve as a catalyst for Central’s best effort so far this year. Junior talent Luke Worthington scored 18 points for Homestead in the losing effort.
WAUWATOSA EAST 53 WISCONSIN LUTHERAN 45
This matchup was even on paper and that’s exactly how it played out on the court as the Vikings took a 22-15 lead into the half before Wauwatosa East powered back in the second half and outscored Wisconsin Lutheran 19-10 in the final period to capture the victory and stay unbeaten.
Junior wing Anthony Carroll did all of his damage in the second half for the Red Raiders as he scored all 18 of his points after the break including 11 of those in the pivotal final period to help push East to victory. Junior guard Marquise Carter added 10 for the Red Raiders in the win. Lutheran was paced by junior guard Deiondre Cunningham who finished with 14 while senior guard Chris Golden added 11 for the Vikings in the loss.
WEST ALLIS CENTRAL 69 NICOLET 52
This one tipped off the boys action on Saturday and Central was in control from start to finish as they jumped out to an 18-12 lead after one quarter and built that to a 37-21 advantage at the half and never looked back.
Junior lead guard Jarvis Garrett served as the catalyst as the talented lead guard scored 10 of his 15 points in the opening quarter and senior forward Darvell Brown 11 of his 20 points in the second half to balance the attack and help Central to victory. Junior forward Tyler Miller led Nicolet knocked down four trey balls on his way to 20 points in the losing effort.
RACINE CASE 56 BEAVER DAM 38
In a game where both squads were missing their premiere returnee due to injury, Case jumped out to a 16-10 lead after one quarter and built that to 37-20 at the break and never looked back as they rolled to victory.
Senior guard My’Kale French led Case with 15 while senior wing Adella Randle El added 13 and senior guard JaToya Woods chipped in with 12 points in the winning effort. Senior guard Erika Chitko led Beaver Dam with 12 points in the loss.
DOMINICAN 58 NEW BERLIN WEST 50
Dominican jumped out to a 36-26 lead at the half and after West closed the gap to 42-41 at the end of the third period the Knights outscored West 16-9 in the final quarter to hold on for the victory.
Senior wing Deysha Smith-Jenkins scored 10 of her 17 points in the second half while freshman wing Allazia Blockton poured in 15 of her 17 points in the first half to balance the attack for Dominican. West was led by junior wing Beth VerHaagh who finished with a game high 19 points and junior forward Stephanie Turner added 10 points in the losing effort.
NICOLET 48 DSHA 47
The game of the day on the girls side on paper did not disappoint as the defending state champions from Nicolet stayed unbeaten despite a stiff challenge from an always tough DSHA squad. DSHA jumped out to a 15-5 lead in the first quarter behind 8 points from sophomore forward Caityln Coffey but Nicolet fought back to take a 19-18 lead at the half behind 9 second quarter points by senior guard Brittney Fair. After DSHA took to lead back at 36-34 after three quarters Nicolet but Nicolet bounced back in the final quarter behind 8 more points from Fair and some stellar defense down the stretch to grab the victory.
Fair was spectacular as she turned in a game high 30 points for Nicolet while senior guard Courtney Smith added 8 in the winning effort. Coffey led DSHA with 14 while freshman standout Arike Ogunbowale added 12 in the losing effort.
OAK CREEK 38 WEST ALLIS CENTRAL 34 (OT)
The girl’s action tipped off in exciting fashion on Saturday as these two teams locked up in a back and forth affair that needed an extra session to decide things. After going back and forth in the first half, Central jumped out with a strong third period to lead 30-24 heading into the fourth quarter but Oak Creek came roaring back to tie the game in regulation and outscored Central 5-1 in the overtime to take home the victory.
Sophomore forward Tamya Sims lead Oak Creek with 11 points while junior guard Morgan Kokta added 9 points in the winning effort. Central was paced by senior forward Mehryn Kraker with 12 points and senior guard Jenny Wildes added 8 points in the loss.
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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.