Monday, May 30, 2011

Nike EYBL Report-Day Two

EYBL Standings through Saturday Night

All-Ohio finally got back on track Sunday Morning with a convincing 82-62 to win over the Texas Titans.  All-Ohio stepped on the pedal early, as Kenny Kaminski drained a trey to start the game. The lead exchanged hands early until Red went on a 7-0 spurt at about the 11:15 mark (10-6). Shortly thereafter, Jake Kretzer knocked down a 3 pointer, Teddy Hawkins hit a trey, followed by an All-Ohio steal and a Jalen Robinson layup increased the lead to 18-8.  Yet another 7-0 run by All-Ohio put the lead at 25-8 with 6:40 left in the half. All-Ohio continued to increase the lead for the remainder of the period, and entered the locker room up 38-20.  Both Elijah Macon and Teddy Hawkins paced Red with 8 half time points.

All-Ohio bought a ticket to the Kenny Kaminski/Jake Kretzer show to start the second, as both players combined for five 3 balls early to extend the All-Ohio lead to 53-25 by midway through the second half.  Kenny Kaminiski would then play the role as the leading man, as he finally found his stroke to the tune of 7 treys.  There really was not much drama left in this one, as All-Ohio would eventually bury Texas to claim an impressive 82-62 win.  Kaminski would finish with a game-high 24 points, followed by Jake Kretzer (19), Terry Rozier (11), Elijah Macon (11), Teddy Hawkins (8), Myles Hamilton (2), Jalon Robinson (2)and Jordan Potts (2).  

Kenny Kaminski dropped 24 pts on 7 treys

The second game of the day for All-Ohio Red started much like game one, with Jake Kretzer and Kenny Kaminski bombing treys.  After a Terry Rozier layup to start the game; back-to-back treys from Kretzer, and a Kenny Kaminski 3 pointer from deep; All-Ohio found themselves with a 12-0 lead to start the game. Michigan's The Family did not score until a layup at the 13:20 mark, then they drained a trifector of their own to close he lead to 12-5.  From there, The Family went on a short run to cut the lead to 9-13 with 11:12 left in the half.  Kaminski's deep three extended the lead to 17-9 with 10:40 left, but Red would begin to loose focus, allowing The Family to rally and cut the lead to 16-17 by the 8:30 mark. The Family would later take their first lead of the game with about 3:00 minutes left in the period, then continue to ride their new found momentum to a 42-30 half time lead.

The Family started the 2nd half with a layup to extend the lead to 45-30, but Terry Rozier answered with a jumper.  Each team would go back and forth scoring, until Red went to an effective 2-3 zone, which forced The Family it to launching threes with little success.  Although the zone slowed The Family, and All-Ohio would rally, too many empty possessions would eventually lead to another disappointing loss for All-Ohio.  Terry Rozier led All-Ohio with 14 points, followed by Elijah Macon (12), Jake Kretzer (10), Kenny Kaminski (7),  Myles Hamilton (6), Teddy Hawkins (6), Leroy Alexander (5), Jordan Potts (3) and Jalan Robinson (2). 

Despite arriving in LA with an impressive 8-2 league record, sitting at 1-3 after 2 days was concerning for All-Ohio.  Red may have already qualified for the league championship prior to making the trip to the west coast, in terms of seeding for the Peach Jam, things were looking pretty bleak.  Hopefully All-Ohio can right the ship and pick  up a badly needed win against Chicago's Mean Streets on Sunday morning.

Unfortunately for King James,  they could not follow up on their win yesterday, as they dropped a tough one to Each-1-Teach 1 50-52. Apparently, King James led for most of the game, and was actually leading by 8 points with about 8 minutes left in the game, when team chemistry issues caused them to loose focus and cohesion, allowed Each 1 Teach 1 to go on an 8-0 run, resulting in the heart breaker. To see the pictures I took at the event, visit the Buckeye Prep Face Book Fan Page.  See more pictures

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