|Pickerington-3rd Grade COBBA Champions|
On Sunday, we had the opportunity to spend some time at Reynoldsburg HS checking out the action at the Central Ohio Boys Basketball Association’s (COBBA) season ending championship. In the first game we watched, Reynoldsburg’s 3rd grade boy’s team defeated Olentangy by a final score of 31-21. In the game, Reynoldsburg jumped out to a 9-0 lead and never really looked back. Leading the way for Reynoldsburg was Steve Blackmon (2029/G/Reynoldsburg), who went for a game-high 9 points. Right behind him in scoring was Michael Sellers who added 7 points. Running the point for Reynoldsburg was Tyler Postell. We were also impressed with the play of Olentangy’s Ashland Hanna, who showed a great skill set and feel for the game.
In the 3rd grade championship game, Reynoldsburg faced off against Pickerington who they had faced 2 other times earlier this season, This rubber match game (1-1) started off tight, as the lead changed hands several times in the 1st quarter. By the end of the first period the game was still relatively close at 15-14 in favor of Pickerington. However, by mid second quarter, Pickerington started flexing their muscles and was ahead 21-14 at the 1:30 mark. The game was out of hand by the end of the 3rd period (40-18), and Pickerington would go on to win the title by a final score of 52-23. Pickerington was led in scoring by the dynamic Dallas Stewart (2029/G/Pickerington) who dropped a gaudy 20 points in the win. If you will recall, we published a feature on Stewart several weeks ago, and his play today did not disappoint. This kid has a chance to be good!
|Tucker, Stewart, Blckmon, Hanna, Postell & Hopson|
In other action, Reynoldsburg’s 4th grade team took the 4th grade title with an easy 57-23 win over Olentangy. In the contest, we were super impressed with the play of Gabriel Tucker (2028/G/Reynoldsburg), who dropped a game-high 22 points in the win. We’ve seen Tucker in action on several occasions and have him as one of the top 5 players in the state in the class of 2028. We also have to give a shout out to the Renaissance Seminoles for winning the 3rd grade girl’s championship with an 18-11 victory over New Albany. In terms of standouts, we were impressed with the play of Sarai Hopson (2029/G/Columbus), who impressed us with her poise and play at the point. All in all, it was a great afternoon of basketball! Congratulations to all of the teams and players for a great run.