SEBL updates for July 15-18
Men's and women's SEBL action from July 15-18. All SEBL games are played at the Summer Hill Complex - JH Morgan Gym located at 129 Aubrey Street in Cartersvile.
SEBL Metro Conference A-League Summaries for July 15, 2018
Wood Elite Training 82 Dream Chaserz 66 The Wood Elite Training squad finally debuted and they didn’t disappoint. They showed the Dream Chaserz they need to show up full force, if they expect to win games. Chapin Rierson (Georgia College) downed eight of WET’s first 10 points, including two deep treys, to put his team up quickly. DC’s Brannon Hopkins (Point University) tried his best to keep pace, as he downed 15 first half points, but Wood Elite had managed to build a 39-27 lead at the half. The Chaserz chased in the second half, cutting their deficit to as low as four on several occasions. But, WET’s Jonathan Mason put the game away, draining two threes, along with Quinton Wood (Reinhardt) and Isaac Thomas (Georgia College) contributing a combined 20 points. Hopkins finished with a game-high 34 for the Dream Chaserz, who fell to 1-2. Travion Geter (Life Univ) also had 14. Wood Elite, who starts their schedule off 1-0, got 29 from Rierson, 16 from Thomas, 14 from Wood and nine from Mason (Shorter).
Franklin Ford 74 The OG’s 68 Franklin Ford moved to 2-1 on the summer, with a strong win over the OG’s. Despite finding themselves down 40-30 at the half, the OG’s fought back to make a game of it down the stretch, behind Chris Brown, who downed 18 of his 26 total after the break. But, Cory Tobin answered with 15 of his own, all from beyond the arc, thwarting the OG’s comeback designs. Shaquille Hopson and Reggie King collected 16 and 14, respectively, for the OG’s, who fell to 0-3 in the standings. For Franklin Ford, Tobin finished with 18, while Chris Brock, JR Davis and Talique Cochran each netted 14. Blake Clay also had 12 for FF, who improved to 2-1.
Baseline-1 85 Summer Hill-1 77 Baseline-1 came out firing in the opening minutes, quickly building a double-digit lead, behind AJ Mosby and Tory Smith’s perimeter shooting. Ryan Davis also got in the act with multiple drives to the basket, as Baseline-1 built a seemingly insurmountable 50-27 lead at the half. In the second, SH1 began a steady trek back to make things interesting, with Davy Fisher getting hot from all over the place, as Keith Ray assisted in helping cut the deficit to as low as 76-72 late in the contest. Forced to foul in the final minute, Summer Hill-1 couldn’t overcome, as Davis and Mosby combined to go 9 of 10 at the line. Fisher’s offensive efforts saw him down 28 in the game for SH1, who slipped to 1-1, as Ray finished with 23 and Antonio Wade 17. For Baseline-1 (3-0), Davis had 23 and Mosby 22. Smith contributed nine.
Brighter Days 71 Toyo-1 57 Knotted at 29-all at the intermission, Brighter Days took advantage of poor shot selection by Toyo-1, as Kevin Hobbs and Quincy Atkinson benefitted with several transition buckets. Brighter Days went on a 15-3 run to start the half – a double-digit deficit Toyo-1 would never be able to bounce back from. Toyo-1 (0-3), got 15 from Bobby Smith, while Donlin Hinton scored 13 and Quan Martin eight. For Brighter Days (2-0), Hobbs streaked for 31 points on the night, as Cyrus Banks had 12. Cory Warn and Elijah Hirsh each contributed seven.
SEBL Metro Conference A-League capsule for July 17:
Bartow Braves 66 Shaw Industries 61 The Bartow Braves got back on track with a hard-fought win over Shaw Industries, in a game that went back and forth the entire way. The Braves held a slim 35-32 lead at the break, fueled by Josh Wilson’s 14 hustle-points and Tim Fortenberry’s 14, mostly from beyond the arc. Randy McClure and Kevin Hammet helped Shaw keep pace with 16 and 11, respectively. Shaw would retake the lead on several occasions in the second half, but had to find offense in other ways, as McClure and Hammet found it hard to score. Malik Rush and Cyril Young picked up the slack for Shaw, but Wilson didn’t slow much for the Braves. With buckets now hard to come by, the bulk of the Braves’ offense came from the charity stripe, as they went a combined 13 of 15 from the line to hang on for the victory. Mclure led Shaw, now 1-2, with 20 points, while Hammet finished with 17 and Rush 12. For the Braves, who upped their record to 2-1, Fortenberry poured in 25, while Wilson had 22. Richard Olson and Marquise Brown each scored eight. SEBL Metro A-League Game Summaries for July 18: Baseline-1 85 Bartow Braves 74 Baseline-1 remains atop the SEBL A-League standings, after outlasting the Braves, to move to 4-0. Baseline-1 broke open a close game in the latter minutes of the first half, after CJ Bennett hit a trey, followed by buckets from AJ Mosby and Ryan Davis, culminating in a 12-2 run to send the Braves into the half down 45-31. The Braves had gotten the usual production from Josh Wilson and Richard Olsen, but Tim Fortenberry had yet to get going. In the second half, Baseline-1 pushed its spread to as much as 17, but the Braves fought back, as Fortenberry finally got on track with five second half threes. But, defensively the Braves had no answer for the tandem of Davis and Mosby. Davis repeatedly got the basket with strong drives, and Mosby hit a couple of timely tri-fectas, and the Braves could never get closer that five down in the closing minutes. Wilson led the Braves, now 2-2, with 23, as Fortenberry finished with 20 and Olsen 14. For the Baseline-1 ’05 squad, who moves to 4-0, Davis poured in 32, while Mosby had 24. Bennett and Tory Smith each had eight. Dream Chaserz 66 Brighter Days 63 The Dream Chaserz, who are one of the most talented teams in the league when they decide to show up in force, decided to show up in force on Wednesday night, as they had a full roster to take on a very good 2-0 Brighter Days team. DC who had lost two roster-depleted games in a row came up with clutch freethrows and big defensive plays in the closing seconds, to clip Brighter Days, handing them their first loss of the summer. Devonn Pierce hit the game deciding freethrows with only 20 seconds remaining to give DC a 64-63 lead, and after a forcing a Brighter Days miss on the other end, Anthony Hilliard drew a foul and hit both at the charity stripe. On the ensuing play, Chevelan Pearson got a steal with only six seconds left to seal the win. Elijah Hirsh paced Brighter Days (2-1) with 16, while an hobbled Kevin Hobbs finished with 12 and Cyrus Banks 11. Newcomer, Ethan Palmer and Cory Warn each had seven. For the Dream Chasers, who moved to 2-2, Pearson and Shon Redding each netted 14, whole Logan Shoffner had 12 and Travien Geter got 10. Pierce finished with six. Wood Elite Training 80 Franklin Ford 76 Wood Elite jumped out strong behind a combined nine threes, with Quinton Wood and Jonathan Mason doing most of the damage, to go in the intermission up 48-36 on a relatively cold-shooting Franklin Ford squad. Still down double-digits deep into the second half, Franklin’s JR Davis went on a mission, generating 15 points of a 20-4 run, to get them back to within two late in the game. Veteran Darrell Wilkins hit a clutch trey for WET to quell the run. However, an intentional foul call on Franklin’s Kyle Smith in the final minute sent WET’s Jonathan Mason to the line for two free throws, plus possession of the ball, virtually icing the game. Davis finished with 26 on the night for Franklin Ford, who slipped to 2-2, while Blake Clay had 16, Josell Payne 14 and Cory Tobin 12. For WET, who moved to 2-0, Wood had 23, Phil Cirillo 15, Darrell Wilkins 12 and Mason 11. Summer Hill-1 110 The OG’s 67 After a bit of a sluggish start offensively, Summer Hill-1 got things rolling, blowing past The OG’s for the highest team point total of the summer, thus far. Davy Fisher fueled the SH1 offense, as he continued his torrid shooting from the perimeter to the tune of six more threes in the game. But, Antonio Wad was the trigger in the first half to get it rolling for SH1, as he chalked up 18 first half points. Chris Brown was again a bright spot for the OG’s as he canned five deep shots, on his way to scoring 22 of this 29 in the second half alone. Reggie King also pounded in 19, and pulled a truck load of rebounds for the OG’s, in the losing effort, as they fell to 0-4 on the season. Summer Hill-1, who improved to 2-1, saw Fisher finish with 29, Wade 25, JP Pritchett 16, Keith Ray 15, Damon Mitchell 13 and Jonathan Fowler 12. SEBL Metro Conference A-League standings as of 7-18-2018: 4-0… Baseline-1 ‘05 2-0… Wood Elite Training 2-1… Summer Hill-1 2-1… Brighter Days 2-2… Dream Chaserz 2-2… Franklin Ford 2-2… Bartow Braves 1-2... Shaw Industries 0-3... Toyo-1 0-4... The OG’s
SEBL City Conference B-League Game Summaries for July 17:
BC Infinity 85 Team Alumni 50 Infinity’s Jason Greenberg drained a three to start things off and his team never looked back, as they ran away with Team Alumni. Infinity combined for 10 first half bombs from behind the arc, to take a big 45-26 lead into the half. In the second, Alumni tried to make a run of it, but Kingsley Okezie and JP Pritchett went on a 12-2 run by themselves, to put the game away. Team Alumni, who slipped to 0-3, got 18 from Talique Cochran and 10 from Courtney Gamble. For BC Infinity, now 2-1, Okezie downed 20, while Latrel Jones had 16, Pritchett 14 and Kaylon Aker 13. Dominique Richards and Greenburg finished with eight and six, respectively.
SH Warriors 78 GSM Ballers 74 GSM jumped out early, behind the shooting of Pat Printup and Bryan Owen, as the Warriors found themselves down by nine only a few minutes into the game. With GSM up 25-16 on two LD Strickland free throws, the Warriors finally decided to wake up, going on a 16-2 tear that saw six different guys score during the run, including a steal and bucket from JR Davis, a three from Cade Archer. Chaz Phillips capped the run with a breakaway lay-in, to put the Warriors up 32-27. Phillips would later can an 18-footer at the buzzer to send his team into the break with a 42-30 cushion. GSM would fall down by as many as 19 a few minutes into the second half, before stepping up the defense to begin working back into the game. Printup heated up for consecutive treys, while Strickland and Clay repeatedly found seams to the basket for lay-ups. Archer and Kevane Washington were able to continue to generate offense for the SHW, but with under a minute left GSM had cut the score to 74-72. But, SHW was able to answer with two buckets late by Walter Brown and Archer. For GSM, who fell to 0-3, Strickland had 18, Printup 17, Clay 14 and Owen 11. The Warriors (3-0) were paced by Archer’s 23 and Brown, who had 10. Washington got nine and Cody Henderson eight.
Toyo-2 72 SH-Baseline-2 69 Toyo-2 came out strong, with a superb perimeter shooting effort, as they had five different players knock down three pointers, coupled with Josh Christian having his way attacking the basket against a lackluster SHB2 defense. Toyo-2 jumped out to a 20-point lead at one point. Jeremiah Shaw finally got cooking, as he poured in 15 points in the first half, while Brett Role contributed with several key put-backs, to help SHB2 mount a comeback that allowed them to cut their deficit to 43-38 by the half. SHB2 eventually took its first lead at 51-49 on freethrows from Shaw. But, they expended so much energy fighting back, they couldn’t sustain the run. The lead changed hands numerous times down the stretch, with Josell Payne and Donlin Hinton notching the go ahead buckets. With under 10 seconds left, SHB2 missed on two long attempts to knot it up, giving Toyo-2 the upset win. Shaw led SHB2, now 2-1, with 26 points, while Markel Williams and Korley Grier each had 14. For Toyo-2 (1-2), Christian would garner game-high honors with 31 points, while Hinton scored 16 and Quan Martin eight.
SEBL City Conference B-League Standings as of 7-18-18:
3-0… SH Warriors
2-1… BC Infinity
0-3... GSM Ballers
0-3... Team Alumni
WSEBL Women’s Capsules for July 15, 2018
Baseline-3 39 Summer Hill-3 25 Summer Hill-3 took an 18-15 lead into the half, behind the shooting of Alexis Garnigan and Lauren Womack, but they could not sustain the offensive production after the break as Baseline-3’s Keke Swain got cranked up and took over. Rachel Irby wound up leading SH3 (0-2) with seven points, while Garnigan and Womach tallied six and five, respectively. For Baseline-3 (2-0), Swain finished with a game-high 17, whiole Nakiyah Washington had nine and Amber Bowen six.
RAK 51 Lady Lions 43 RAK used a very balanced attack to ward off a talented Lady Lions team, who is much better than their 0-2 start indicates. RAK got 10 from JessAnn Nix in the first half, while Lochlain Corliss chalked up 11 for the Lady Lions. With the lead trading numerous times, Kate Nash hit a three and Bethany Headrick sank two free throws to break a tie and send RAK into the break with a 31-26 spread. In the second half, RAK was able to fend off the Lady Lions, as both offenses seemed to dry up. Corliss finished with 17 for the Lady Lions, while Alison Smith got 13. For RAK (2-0), Nix finished with 13, Carrie Cheeks 12, Headrick nine, Nash nine and Tess Wright five.
Elite-77 50 Flex Nation 30 Elite77 took advantage of a roster-depleted Flex squad and ran away from the opening tip. Chistraundra Banks scored nine to lead Flex (0-2), while Aliegh Cass contributed five. For Elite77 (2-0), Taya Gibson (Columbus State) led the way with 11, while Re’Tavia Floyd had 10, Tarrah Gibson eight and Madison McKinney four.
WSEBL Standings as of 7/16/18
0-2... Lady Lions
0-2... Summer Hill-3
0-2... Flex Nation