Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Slam 11U Recap: Riverside Hawks Survive Late Gauchos Rally

Riverside Hawks Are The Grand Champions

Jarrett Haines scored 14 points and Jahbril Price-Noel added 8 markers as Riverside Hawks defeated the Gauchos 44-40 to win the Basketball Spotlight Summer Slam Grand Championship. Markquis Nowell led all scorers with 26 points in the loss.

Top Performers

Jarrett Haines Guard (Riverside Hawks)- The compact guard scores well in transition and loves to stop and pop in the lane. He has some good touch from the mid range area and uses the backboard very well.

Jahbril Price-Noel Forward (Riverside Hawks)- The lanky forward was a problem in both games. He usually operates from the high post and his ability to put that the ball on the floor allows him to dribble past post defenders. On this level he’s definitely a match up problem.

Jared Maharaj Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Jared can pull up from anywhere and tickle the twine. He catches and shoots the rock from the wing area and runs the lane well in the open floor. He looks very good in the Riverside Hawks offense.

Cameron Wynter Guard (Riverside Hawks)- Wynter handled most of the point guard duties. He drove deep into the defense and dropped the pill off or used the floater. He’s a confident ball handler and will only get better as time goes on.

Markquis Nowell Guard (Gauchos)- Nowell came out in the second off with a roar. He scored 20 of his 26 points in the second stanza while hitting shots from everywhere. Nowell showed quickness in the open floor, deep range, consistency at the charity stripe and played some lockdown defense. He had one of the top performances of the day.

Khalid Moore Forward (Gauchos)- Moore helped out on the glass during the Choz comeback. He likes handling the rock but looks his best when he’s attacking the glass for rebounds. This kid will be a main clog in the Gauchos system for years.

Tyrese Williams Guard (Gauchos)- Williams was a big guard with a scoring mentality. He can hit the three ball and carry the defenders to the basket with his strength.