|Ryan Oliver: 19 ppg|
Chapter 2: NMH rolls out 2-0
- Northfield Mount Hermon was one of six New England ball-clubs to go undefeated this weekend at the NERR National Prep Showcase. In their first game on Friday night, NMH clipped Massanutten Military Academy in a fast-paced game by a score of 97-93. The lead story of this contest was the display put on by Vermont-bound power forward Ethan O'Day, who opened his senior season in fine fashion with 30 points on 14-15 shooting + 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals. Another senior who went to work was sharpshooting Cali-swing man Ryan Oliver, who went for 21 with 5 treys and 5 boards. NMH also got production at the point, where senior Spike Albrecht engineered a line of 12 points, 7 dimes, 5 boards, and 2 swipes. In addition, junior Anthony Dallier debuted for the Hoggers with 8 points, 6 boards, and 4 assists while classmate Skyler White premiered with a double-double, grabbin' 10 boards and 11 points....In their second game on Sunday morning, the Hoggers threw down with Maine Central Institute and grinded out a tactical 67-52 victory to move to 2-0 on the young season. Floor General Spike Albrecht again took care of business at the point for Hogger Head Hoss John Carroll with 8 points, 4 dimes, 5 boards, and 5 steals. In addition, Ethan O'Day double-doubled up with 15 points and 10 rips. He shot 7-10 from the floor to make him 21-25 (84%) for the event. .Also, Ryan Oliver dropped 17, Sam Donahue sunk five treys to finish with 15, and Dallier had 11 points and 7 boards.
- Pittsburgh native Anthony Dallier '13 was very impressive this weekend with his ability to play an ultra-efficient floor game at a high-level. According to the National Recruiting Report's Steve Keller, AD was the top '13 prospect at the event through the first 2 days of play. Keller also tweeted, "6'6 '13 Anthony Dallier has Mid-Major interest. Good student may get interest from likes of Northwestern."
- NMH was without forwards Evan Cummins and Dakeeba Battee this weekend. Cummins banged up his ankle and was in a walking cast while Battee was not with the team and was back on the NMH campus. Also, after starting Friday night's ball-game, Dartmouth-bound Tommy Carpenter came out with an injury after only seven minutes on the floor and was out for the rest of the weekend.
- One vibe that was floating around the gym was that the University of Vermont may have pulled off a huge-heist with Ethan O'Day. The kid could play in the majority of D1 conferences and he still has a lot of room left to improve. Looks like a lock for a monster senior season.