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|Friday's main event between top 5 teams is for the 2A region's top spot.|
|Laney's "big 3" - De'sha Benjamin (left), Jhessyka Williams (middle), Jaiden Hamilton (right)|
|Seniors D'Juan Griffin (left) and Timmy Sellers (right)|
|Ke'Andre Williams and Jadakiss Wright (pictured) each scored 16 to lead SB to a win Tuesday.|
|Baldwin will seek revenge for an earlier loss at home against WACO (12-5, 5-3).|
|Junior Mya Burns (left) and senior Sarah Crews (right)|
|Senior Tez Collins (left) and junior Nazae Baltimore (right)|
|Seniors Melvin Mckie (left) and Anthoney Ray (right)|
|SC's top 4 teams will play each other for state playoff positioning Tuesday.|
|Seniors Donald Henley (left) and Drez McBride (right)|
|Aquinas "shrinks the floor" in win over GMC Saturday|
Yeah, our defensive goal is to only give up a contested jumpshot. We try to make sure we have help defenders to “shrink the floor” on dribblers (close any gaps they have to the basket)
We watch film and hold everyone accountable for every detail that would go in a possession from defensive communication, on ball defense, help defense, boxing out and rebounding.
We clip up all of our “defensive fails” from games and we watch and talk it through so everyone is on the same page.
Last night (against GMC) would have graded an A+ for us.
We only missed 2 rotations all night.
I’ve spent 2 and a half hrs on it. Gonna go back and grade shot selection tonight.
|Aquinas packs the paint against GMC|
That’s exactly what it’s about. If we can do these things for 32 minutes, then we can control the game with our Defense:
1) Get Back on Defense and get set before the Offense arrives
2) Shrink the Court to Defend a smaller area
3) Closeout on the Catch with High Hands
4) All 5 Players Rebound.
Let’s be this type of team.
I’ve always thought he could play at this level, but (before) he wasn’t mentally tough enough. He has completely changed his way of thinking and how he prepares for games (he watches film like a coach) and it shows in how he is playing.
|Frame-by-frame: Trent Bowdre throws a lob off the glass to Tre Gomillion, who slams it home.|
Trent Bowdre did a great job with this lob off the backboard to Tre Gomillion. I saw it up close and he saw Tre and then he baited the defender and slowly went into a layup then just tossed it off the glass to him. It’s my current favorite for Play of the Year.A post shared by Chad Cook (@augbball) on
|The 17-0 Spartans will try to stay focused in tonight's 2A Takeover game at home against rival Butler.|
|Today Laney will play its second game against a top 10 team in 3 days|
🚨🏀🚨Evans MLK Day game schedule is 🆙 🚨🏀🚨‼️With 3 ranked boys teams & 3 ranked girls teams in the field! Going to be a great day of hoops! pic.twitter.com/CNs2cDuOpu— Elevated Exposure KJ (@ElevatedHoops) January 7, 2018
AugBball Bonus Coverage - 2A Takeover by Rob Drew— Chad Cook's AugBball (@AugBball) January 14, 2018
This battle between region rivals certainly did not disappoint. After trailing 45-25 at the half, the Lady Eagles used a 30-9 run spanning between the 3rd and 4th quarters to take a 55-54 lead. pic.twitter.com/j1SLeiVLzu
|Laney's Benjamin (left) and Williams (right) form the area's best 1-2 punch|
|Rhykeria Rolland scored a team high 25 points Saturday.|
|Saturday's class 2A Laney-Josey matchup is 1 of 3 involving top 10 teams coming the next 10 days.|
|Glenn Hills' 6'8" center Timmy Sellers|
|Aquinas' Dajuan Hill|
Calvin (Mathis) and Na'zae (Baltimore) both had double doubles. Antonio Bussey made some hustle plays along with a big blocked shot at the end of regulation. Maison Hall had some big rebounds. George Williams made big shots down the stretch.
Jordan Lytes had a huge night. He played without fear, and gave it everything he had on both ends of the floor. I was proud of him.
|Jordan Lytes scored a game high 20 points in Tuesday's win at South Aiken.|
Midland Valley is a really talented team. They match up with our size & length. It's another rivalry game, and another huge test for our team.
|SC Class 4A, region 4 standings - Source/ Maxpreps|
|Kalen Williams (Lakeside): 24 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg|