Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Slam 13U Recap: Killer Bees Run The Table

F.A.C.E.S. Return To The Top

Idris Joyner scored 16 points and Ray Montilus added 11 markers as F.A.C.E.S. nipped Gauchos 53-51 to win the Summer Slam 13U Grand Championship. NyRhique Smith finished with 19 points for the Gauchos in the loss.

Top Performers

Idris Joyner Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- Joyner continued his great play that play that earned him Mr. Memorial Day. His inside presence was evident from the beginning. He killed the Gauchos with his soft touch, rebounding ability and ability to run the floor. Defensively, he was an aggressive shot blocker and clogged the lane well during help defense. Recently, I asked for a 13U POY candidate to step up and I believe Joyner has answered the bell.

Ray Montilus Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- Once again Ray made some big offensive plays down the stretch against the Gauchos. He works the baseline like a tightrope and uses his spin move like a top. He manages to get buckets when situations look very bleak.

Christian Ford Forward (F.A.C.E.S.)- The addition of Joyner allowed Ford to play more on the wing. He seems to be enjoying his new job while running the floor and finishing off plays. He has added a good floater to his game with either hand.

Jagan Mosely Guard (F.A.C.E.S.)- Mosely played big at the guard spot. He’s an important piece because he’s strong enough to fend off the attacking Gaucho guards. When driving through the lane he is able to absorb contact and still finish at the rim. When he adds an outside shot to his arsenal he should become even better.

NyRhique Smith Guard (Gauchos)- Smith tried to steal the game from F.A.C.E.S. with a late scoring flurry. He went on a 9 point run that made things very interesting. I do believe he could have been a little more selfish in the first half which probably would have made the game closer in the beginning.

Brandon Randolph Guard (Gauchos)- Randolph sparked the Choz off the bench by not only scoring a couple of buckets but also applying pressure on the ball. His quickness allowed him to move his feet and slow down the F.A.C.E.S. small but quick guards.

Lu Lu Chisolm Guard (Gauchos)- The defensive specialist helped his team get back in the game by causing turnovers. He excels in transition and tries to push the ball up the floor as much as possible.