Men's and women's SEBL action from July 19-23. All SEBL games are played at the Summer Hill Complex - JH Morgan Gym located at 129 Aubrey Street in Cartersvile.
WSEBL Recaps for July 19 and July 22:
July 19, 2018 Results
RAK 42 Baseline-3 24 RAK gave Baseline-3 its first loss of the season, after building a 27-10 lead by half-time and coasting the rest of the way. Nakiya Washington and KeKe Swain managed five and four points, respectively for Baseline-3, who had trouble putting the ball in the basketball while slipping to 2-1. RAK, 3-0, got 17 from Bethany Headrick and 13 from Becca Cheeks.
Lady Lions 36 Flex Nation 27 The Lady Lions held Flex to only seven first half points. Taylor Delasbour had 10 by herself, to lead the Lady Lions to a 14-point spread at the half. Airiel Anderson got hot for three treys in the second half, to help Flex make a run for it, but Flex held on. Anderson had 12 for Flex, who slipped to 0-3. Delasbour finished with 11, while Lochlain Corliss put up 10, as the Lady Lions pick up their first win of the season and now stand at 1-2.
Elite77/Lady Dynasty 54 Summer Hill-3 28 Taya Gibson and Madison McKinney combined for 30 points, as Elite77 ran away with Summer Hill-3, who got 10 points from Aleigh Cass and six from Alexis Garnigan. Elite 77 remained unbeaten at 3-0, while SH3 is still winless at 0-3.
July 22, 2018 Results
Lady Lions 68 Summer Hill-3 18 The Lady Lions picked up their second straight win with an easy win over Summer Hill-3, who struggled to score the ball. Rachel Irby scored nine for the 0-4 Summer Hill-3 team. Brooke Whitaker nailed 5/6 treys, on her way to leading the now 2-2 Lady Lions with 19 points, while Taylor Delasbour scored 17.
Elite77/Lady Dynasty 45 Baseline-3 31 Elite 77 broke open a 17-all tie at the half, with a 15-2 run to open the second half, behind Re’Tavia Floyd and Tanisha Woodard’s scoring. Baseline-3 bounced back behind a spree of scoring from KeKe Swain, trimming the deficit to six on several occasions, but Elite77 had an answer down the stretch. Swain took game-high honors with 19 for Baseline-3, who slipped to 2-2, while Alissa Winters made her WSEBL debut with a nice driving bucket in the first half. Floyd and Woodard paced the 4-0 Elite77 squad with 12 and 10, respectively.
RAK 59 Flex Nation 44 Becca Cheeks and Tess Wright scored 14 and 13, respectively, to help RAK (4-0) fight off a pesky Flex Nation club, who saw Aleigh Cass down 16 in the game. Bethany Headrick also had nine and Ashton Sutton eight for RAK, while Ebony Johnson scored eight and Alexis Garnigan six for Flex, who slipped to 0-4.
WSEBL Standings as of 7-23-2018:
4-0… RAK Outfitters
4-0… Elite-77/Lady Dynasty
2-2… Lady Lions
0-4... Summer Hill-3
0-4... Flex Nation
(click on images to enlarge) Photos from WSEBL and SEBL City Conference
SEBL Metro Conference A-League Capsules for 7-21-2018:
Baseline-1 114 Franklin Ford 93 Baseline-1 jumped out to a huge lead early, up by as many as 26 at about the 11-minute mark of the first half. Hakeem Winters and CJ Bennett were recipients of multiple transition passes from AJ Mosby, while Bennett and Ryan Davis also combine for five threes, as Baseline-1 built a 35-9 cushion. But, Franklin Ford did not quit and began battling back, as Baseline-1 seemed to become bored. That lethargic approach, fueled FF’s JR Davis and Talique Cochran. The duo triggered a run that saw Baseline’s lead shrink to 57-55 by the half. Franklin Ford actually had a shot at the buzzer to take the lead into the break. Just into the second half, Cochran hit a trey, putting Franklin Ford up for the first time at 62-60, completing a huge comeback. But, the feat was short-lived, as Baseline-1 woke up to go on a massive 26-2 run, led by 10 points from Mosby, two threes from Tory Smith and a driving dunk from Arthur Bennett. Baseline-1 cruised the rest of the way. Cochran paced Franklin Ford with 30 points, coming on 12-22 shooting from the floor, as Davis finished with 29, including a 7/16 effort from the 3-point line. Elijah Windom, who was traded from Toyo-1, helped Franklin Ford, who slipped to 2-3, with 21 of his own. For the still unbeaten Baseline-1 squad (5-0), Mosby led the way with 34 points and 11 assists, on a 17/21 night from the floor, while Ryan Davis dropped 12 of his 16 attempts en route to 31 points. Hakeem Winters and Bennett tallied 18 and 16, respectively.
Dream Chaserz 102 The OG’s 86 The Dream Chaserz found gutted out a surprisingly difficult matchup against a much smaller OG roster, finding themselves down for most of the first half. After being down as much as 35-26 with at about the 8-minute mark, DC before re-grouped and mounted a 22-8 run to close the first half, going in with a 48-43 lead. In the run, Brannon Hopkins and Logan Shoffner combined to drop five three-pointers. Shaquilled Hopson had 16 in the first half to lead The OG’s. An 11-3 spurt to open the second half, saw the OG’s reclaim the lead at 54-51, but that would be their last lead, as DC’s Hopkins answered with consecutive treys to ignite another run. The OG’s would fall down by double-digits, but continued to fight the rest of the way, behind the hard-nosed play of Reggie King, who tallied 18 points in the second half. Hopson led The OG’s with 25, but it was King’s 21 point, 23 rebound outing that resonated. Chris Brown also had 18, while Tomar McClendon netted 15, as The OG’s fell to 0-5. For the Dream Chaserz, Hopkins finished with 30, as Shon Redding pounded in 24 on 11 of 16 from the floor. Chevelan Pearson also had 17, while Logan Shoffner scored 16 and Devonn Pierce 12, coming on a 4/5 effort from the 3-point line.
Summer Hill-1 89 Bartow Braves 58 Summer Hill-1 opened up a nip and tuck affair midway through the first half, behind a surge of scoring from Davy Fisher, Cade Archer and Jacob Ali, to take a 41-27 lead into the break – lead the Braves would not be able to challenge. With both teams missing players for the day, this looked to be an interesting matchup. With the Braves missing sharp-shooting Tim Fortenberry, Summer Hill-1 got the better of the situation, as they picked up a couple of new players to fill the void, adding Archer, Latrel Jones and Korley Grier to the roster. In the second half, Fisher and JP Pritchett heated, combining to go 9/16 from beyond the arc. The Braves, despite 26 points and 13 rebounds from Josh Wilson, could not mount a run down the stretch. Josh Torres collected 13 points and Marquise Brown nine to help the Braves (2-3) effort. For SH-1, now 3-1, Fisher dropped 30, as Archer had 20, Pritchett 15, Ali 14 and Gier five.
Wood Elite 104 Toyo-1 89 Wood Elite moved to 3-0, with a relatively easy 15-point win, in a game that was much more lopsided than the final score indicated. Toyo-1 was down as much at 30 at one point, before finally deciding to put up fight in the latter minutes of the game, trimming the score to look respectable. Josh Christian led Toyo-1 with 21, while Donlin Hinton had 20. LD Strickland also contributed 15 and Eddie Melvin 11, as Toyo slipped to 0-4 at their mid-way point of the summer schedule. Phill Carillo went 10/22 from the 3-point line on his way to 32 points, while Eli Mayberry had 25, Quinton Wood 22 and Chapin Rierson 20. SEBL Metro Conference A-League Capsules for 7-23-18: Wood Elite Training 88 Brighter Days 73 WET’s Quinton Wood downed 31 points on 11 of 17 shooting from the field, including six treys, to counter-act a monster performance from Brighter Days’ Elijah Hirsh, who pounded in 29 and swiped the glass for 17 boards. WET jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first half, taking a 46-30 spread into the half, then fought off several Brighter Days runs in the second half. Kevin Hobbs chipped in with 13 and Cory Warn 10, for the Vic Beasley-coached Brighter Days club, who have now dropped two games in a row and slipped to 2-2 in the standings. Chapin Rierson also got 13, Jonathan Mason 11 and Phil Cirillo 10, for WET, who improved to 4-0. Wood Elite Training holds steady at 2nd place in the SEBL Metro Standings. Bartow Braves 79 The OG’s 68 Josh Wilson posted one of the most efficient games in recent memory, as he poured in 41 points, on 14/17 shooting from the field and netting 12/14 freethrows, as the Braves broke open a close game in the second half, pulling way for the 11-point win. The Braves, the defending SEBL Metro A-League champs, have suffered from inconsistent play as a whole, the last few games, picked up the much-needed win and hard-playing, pesky OG squad. Shaquille Hopson scored 22 to lead the OG’s (0-6), while Chris Brown had 17 and Brian Griffin and Dee Henderson each contributed 11. The Braves, who moved to 3-3, also got 13 from Josh Torres and nine from Richard Olson. The win moved the Braves into 5th place in the standings. Summer Hill-1 85 Wood Elite Training 83 (OT) Summer Hill-1 was down 19-7 early, but outlasted WET in what was one of the most exciting games of the summer, thus far. SH1 down by seven late in regulation, had to employ fullcourt pressure and fight to knot it up, then went up 78-75 on Davy Fisher trey with only about 15 seconds left. But, Phil Cirillo drilled a deep three with defenders all over him to re-tie it, sending the game to overtime. WET drew first blood in the OT, with a bucket in the lane from Eli Mayberry, but JP Pritchett answered with a three and then after a steal, split defenders to give SH1 the 83-80 lead with 30 seconds remaining. Cirillo, then used a good screen from Isaac Thomas to gain room to launch another trey, which he drained while drawing the foul, with 20 seconds on the clock. He missed the freethrow, and SH1’s Antonio Wade milked the clock down to six ticks, then drove the lane and drew a foul. He sank both freethrows with 2.1 seconds showing. WET could not answer on the desperation attempt at the buzzer. Thomas and Mayberry each had 17, Jonathan Mason 16, while Cirillo’s heroics left him with 15 on the game, as WET fell to 4-1. For SH1, who improved to 4-1, Fisher led all scorers with 29, Wade 17, Pritchett 15, Cade Archer 13 and Keith Ray 10. Shaw Industries 75 Toyo-1 62 Shaw Industries evened its record up at 2-2, after pulling out a hard-fought win over winless Toyo-1. Shaw took a 38-32 lead into the intermission, and built on that lead into the second half, behind the scoring of Randy McClure and Malik Rush. Coming off long misses by Toyo, McClure benefitted with several resounding slams in the second half. Bobby Smith motored his way to 32 points, but didn’t get a great deal of help from his teammates, as they struggled to find the mark, going a combined 7/34 from beyond the arc. LD Strickland and VJ Saxton each tallied eight, as Toyo-1 fell to 0-5 in the standings. For Shaw, Mclure was 10/12 from the floor en route to downing 30, while he was supported by Rush’s 18 and James Williams and Peek, who had 11 and 10, respectively. The win moved Shaw Industries into a tie for 6th place in the standings.
SEBL Metro A-League Standings as of 7-24-2018: 5-0… Baseline-1 ‘05 4-1… Summer Hill-1 4-1… Wood Elite Training 3-2… Dream Chaserz 3-3… Bartow Braves 2-2… Brighter Days 2-2... Shaw Industries 2-3… Franklin Ford 0-5... Toyo-1 0-6... The OG’s
SEBL City Conference B-League Summaries for 7-22-2018:
SH-Baseline-2 69 BC Infinity 59 Infinity jumped out to a 17-7 mid-way through the first half, only to see SH-Baseline-2 right the ship and make a huge 26-9 run to close with a 33-26 lead at the break, a lead that seemed to break the Infinity fight. In the run SHB2, got balanced scoring from Jeremiah Shaw and Markel Williams. Latrel Jones was a bright spot throughout for Infinity, as he scored in multiple ways, as he finished with 27. JP Pritchett finished with 11 for Infinity, who dropped to 2-2. Shaw led SHB2, with 17, as Williams got 12 and Korley Grier 10. Antoine Wesley also reached double-figures with 10, as SHB2, moved to 3-1 after bouncing back from the loss against Toyo-2 last week.
SH Warriors 77 Team Alumni 57 Missing several players, the Warriors had a battle on their hands with Team Alumni, who was very active defensively, with Talique Cochran causing fits with his full court pressure. The lead traded several times, with the Warriors taking a slim 32-31 lead into the break. In the second half, the Warriors were able to work out to a 10-point cushion, behind a 13-3 run, fueled by several key baskets from JR Davis. The spurt broke Team Alumni’s backs, as they could not generate enough offense to keep pace. Cochran led Team Alumni (0-4), with 16 points, while Glenn had 12. The SH-Warriors, now 4-0, were fueled by Davis’ 26, while Tory Smith had 13, Cody Henderson 12 and Walter Brown 10.
Toyo-2 74 GSM Ballers 69 In a game of runs, Toyo-2 was finally able to outlast the three-point gunning GSM Ballers, in a game of contrasting styles. Pat Printup led the way for GSM, going 8/15 from beyond the arc, as his team collectively shot 15 of 45 from the 3-point line. More efficiently, Toyo-2 was 30/40 from inside the arc, as Eddie Melvin, Josh Christian and Donlin Hinton combined to connect on 23/28 2-point attempts, mostly layups off of GSM long-ball misses. Both teams had runs that saw them pull out to double-digit leads. But, in the end, Toyo-2 took advantage of the long misses by a hard-playing GSM team. Printup led all scorers with 30, while Bryan Owen had 17 and LD Strickland 16. Toyo-2, who has now won two straight to quickly climb into the hunt for a solid playoff seeding, got 20 from Melvin, who was 8/11 from the field overall, and 16 each from Christian and Hinton. Toyo-2 moved to 2-2 on the season, while GSM dropped to 0-4.
SEBL City Conference B-League Standings as of 7-23-2018:
2-2… BC Infinity
0-4... Team Alumni
0-4... GSM Ballers