Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MIT 13U Recap: #1 DC Assault Defeats Reigning National Champs

DC Assault Wins MIT

Reggie Gardner scored 19 points including (5 Treys) while Alani Moore and Anthony Cowan chipped in 13 points apiece as #1 DC Assault defeated the CB Spiders 65-57 to win the MIT 13U crown. Madison Cone scored 10 points for CB Spiders in the loss.

Top Performers

Reggie Gardner Guard (DC Assault)- Gardner was tremendous in the finals. He stroked the rock from deep with accuracy. Assault's new offense enables Reggie to get clear and open looks. He seems to be more aggressive and comfortable in this new setting.

Alani Moore Guard (DC Assault)- Moore missed a couple of chippies but stepped up to put the Spiders away. The middle was open like the Red Sea and Moore led the charge like Moses. When the Spiders made a late run, “Showtime” calmed them down with a three point play the old fashioned way. He just knows how to win baby.

Anthony Cowan Guard (DC Assault)- Cowan scored from the wing and got out in transition like a greyhound while scoring uncontested layups. On defense his ball pressure and ability to move his feet helped cause numerous turnovers. He still gets the chance to handle the rock enough to develop as a point guard in high school.

Sam Green Forward (DC Assault)- Green benefitted from the spacing of the Assault offense. He rarely faced double teams which allowed him to operate effectively in the paint and along the baseline. His quickness and soft touch were his main attributes.

Tim Walker Guard (CB Spiders)- Playing with a broken finger Walker did much damage especially with his baseline jumper. He knocked down about straight from the wing and was a monster finishing at the cup. He’s a very active prospect.

Madison Cone Guard (CB Spiders)- Cone tried to get his team back into the game. He used great penetration to move the defense and shot the ball well when the ball was rotated. I was very impressed with him this weekend.