Thursday, November 24, 2011

NERR #NPS Book Report Chapter 6

Ky Howard: Monster rebounder from the back-court
St Thomas More streaks out at #NPS
- The final New England team that went undefeated last weekend at the NERR #NPS was St Thomas More, a squad that, this year, doesn't necessarily have the household names that some of the other New England AAA clubs have, but they have plenty of D1 guys, and in terms of playing crisp, balls to the wall team basketball, Jere Quinn's ballclub might have been the most impressive at the event as they tactically picked teams apart, already in mid-season form.  And what they lack in star power they more than make up for with qulaity depth, leaving no doubt that the Chancellors are one of New England's top half-dozen teams headin' into the pond freeze...In their first game on Friday afternoon, the Chancellors used a tenacious, well-balanced attack to blow out Fishburne Academy (VA) by a score of 83-56. (Fishburne, by the way, has ten players committed to D1 schools.) Leading the way was Barrington Stevens, who went 5-6 from the floor to finish with 12, and Ky Howard who dropped a hard-hat line of 6 points, 6 assists, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and only 1 turnover...In game two, STM went to work against Fork Union Military Academy (VA) and after trailing at the half by a score of 40-33, the Chancellors pulled the alarm at halftime to outscore the Fork 50-31 in the 2nd half to win going away 83-71.  STM was led in this one by 6'9 Australian forward Stu McEwn, who went off for 22 (9-18 FG) with 4 treys.  Also, AJ English and Torin Childs-Harris each chipped in 11, while Ky Howard again led STM on the glass from the back-court with 9 rips and also had another 6 assists.  This guy just helps you win...Also playing good minutes for St Thomas More over the weekend were Manhattan-commit Curtis Jones, Rodney Taylor (13 pts against Fishburne), Denzell Gregg, and seven-foot+ center Chier Ajou, a former New Mexico State commit with good instincts who is in the beginning stages of his development...St Thomas returns to action next Wednesday, November 30th, when they'll host New Hampton for a 5pm game in Oakdale.

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