Laney coasted to a 102-71 win over Grovetown, and Richmond topped Branchville 71-36 in the final two games of the 100 Black Men Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday. The blowout wins mean both teams are riding high entering the much anticipated showdown between the two at Richmond Tuesday.
|Richmond's Donta Stephens finishes|
Saturday against Branchville
Zep Jasper and Christian Keeling led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 26 and 23 points, respectively. The duo has averaged a combined 49 points per outing during Laney's first three games, all wins. Sophomore Donald Henley added 13 points.
Richmond, still playing without senior Madison Williams, was paced by sophomore Donta Stephens's 15 points. Seniors Trey Brown and Chris Jones each added 10.
If Williams plays Tuesday, the game will feature the area's three division one signees. Richmond has been tested. The Musketeers were overwhelmed by Butler's defensive pressure and athleticism Friday. Laney's first test may come Tuesday. We'll find out soon.
I'll see you in the gym.