Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Prep Recap

Kamali Bey looks to be regaining his form for WMA
St Andrews Holiday Classic
- In July, the back-court of Jaylen Brantley and Rene Castro guided BABC to the biggest Chip of Live-July in the Peach Jam EYBL Championship.  Well, yesterday, the summertime co-pilots went head to head as Castro's Worcester Academy squad took on Brantley and Wilbraham & Monson in the opening game of the St Andrews Holiday Classic.  WMA came away with a 67-57 victory, with Brantley leading the way with 17 points + 11 dimes.  Kamali Bey added 16 and freshman Marcel Pettway pitchred in with 15.  For Worcester, Castro led all scorers with 28 and sophomore Matt Cimino had 13.  WMA now 6-2, while Worcester is 3-4...In a big-time showdown yesterday afternoon between Tilton and St Marks, the defending champs cruised to a 71-55 victory to retain the Class AA Belt.  Things looked good for St Marks early as Kaleb Tarczewski scored the ball in the post and was able to draw 3 three questionable foul calls on Nerlens Noel which sent Noel to the Tilton bench mid-way through the 1st half.  For St Marks, this seemed an opportunity to take advantage, but Tilton hung tough and maintained around a 10 point first half lead before taking a 37-27 advantage into the break.  The second half was all Tilton from jump street as their lead grew from the 10-point to the 20-point plateau five minutes into the frame and that's basically where the lead remained until the horn sounded with Tilton winning by a final of 71-55.  For Tilton, now 7-2, Georges Niang led the way with 25 while Wayne Selden had 22.  For St Marks, Tarczewski had 22 and Nick Stauskas had 15...Putnam Science defeated South Kent by a score of 60-56 in a contest in which Shaun Lawton led the march with 29.  South Kent is now 5-4 after having lost four straight following their win over Tilton a few weekends ago...St Andrews had no problems handling a Hotchkiss ball-club that was playing without sophomore guard Makai Mason (broken finger) and junior power forward Austin Colbert (concussion.)  St A's  won by 20+ points behind 20 points from senior Tom Garrick and a dozen apiece from sophomores Bonzie Colson and Henry Bolton...Beaver Country Day remained undefeated by beating Suffield 62-57 in the final of the Beaver Holiday Tournament...Salisbury is now 5-1 after winning 68-36 against Loomis Chaffe in the championship of the Bob Southall Classic behind 15 & 14 from Samuel Dingba and Chris McCullough...Also, Marianapolis blew out Holderness 60-34 to move to 5-1, Vermont Academy cruised over Brimmer & May to bring their record to 6-2, and Cushing remained undefeated (6-0) with an easy victory over Christian Heritage. Stay tuned for lots of action today.

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