Friday, July 15, 2011

All-Ohio Finishes 2-3 at Peach Jam

Stephen Clark-Junior PG was Spectacular

Although it was unlikely All-Ohio would advance to bracket play heading into day three, a win over Athletes First would have put the team over 500 for the weekend, while giving them some momentum heading into the AAU Super Showcase in 2 weeks.  Neither would be the case, as All-Ohio went down in flames 69-63.  All-Ohio took control of the tip, but a turnover and layup gave Athletes First the initial lead.  After a couple of ties, All-Ohio took their first lead (17-14) with 8:55 left in the period. Both teams traded punches until a 5-0 run by Athletes First at around 7:35.  A Jordan Potts jumper cut the lead to 25-30 with 3 minutes remaining, but another 5-0 run put Athletes First up 33-27 heading into half time.

Jake Kretzer got All-Ohio on the board first to start the second half with a deep trey (33-30), but Athletes First came right back with a jumper of their own.  A mini run at the 13:26 mark extended the AF lead to 41-32. A few minutes later, Jake Kretzer drained another trey to pull within 3 points (38-41).  With 5:50 left in the contest, All-Ohio cut the lead to 6 points; however, Athletes First rallied, and eventually ran the lead to 13 points with 4:20 left.  Although All-Ohio would rally late to get within 3, Athletes First would hold on get the 63-69 win.  For Athletes First, junior point guard Stephen Clark from Oklahoma City was spectacular, and led his team with a team high 17 points and 7 assists.  James and Jordan Woodward both added 17 points in support.

Terry Rozier-Player of the Week

All-Ohio’s Terry Rozier continued his impressive play and finished with a team high 17 points and 5 assists, followed by Jordan Potts (13), Jake Kretzer (10), Teddy Hawkins (7), Myles Hamilton (6), Jalen Robinson (4) and Leroy Alexander (3).  They storylines for All-Ohio all week included: poor shooting from beyond the arc (38 for 139),  too many turnovers (43 after 4 games), and an inability to score and defend in the post.  With that said, Red should take some comfort in the fact that other than the second half of the Georgia Stars game; they competed in every game, and were playing without Elijah Macon and newly acquired Devin Scott.  Next up for All-Ohio is the AAU Super Showcase and the AAU Nationals.

Tony Farmer-Player of the Week

All-Ohio'16 bounced back from a disappointing loss against the Baltimore Elite on Wednesday by defeating the Atlanta Nicks on a buzzer beater in overtime.  All-Ohio would later crush Chicago's Meanstreets 103-65 to finish the tournament 4-1.  Because the 16-team tournament only advanced the top team in each pool, the win over Meanstreets represented a consolation game. Although Marc Loving and Nigal Hayes both had good tournaments, the addition of Tony Farmer was the difference.  Although Farmer ran with the Ohio Basketball Club the first half of the season, he will now finish the summer with All-Ohio in the AAU Super Showcase and AAU Nationals. To see more Peach Jam pictures, visit the Buckeye Prep Facebook Fan Page.  Also, follow us on Twitter

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