Friday, November 27, 2015

Laney coasts in win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson


            Laney's Christian Keeling led all scorers with 22 in Saturday's win.

Laney's Zep Jasper and Christian Keeling again poured in the points Saturday, combining for 39 in the Wildcats' 89-71 win over Orangeburg Wilkinson at Paine College in the 100 Black Men Thanksgiving Tournament.

The senior duo scored many of those points in an early flurry as Laney took a 25-9 lead after less than nine minutes of action. The Wildcats coasted from there as junior Tahj Tanksley scored 14 points, senior Daniel Chisolm added 13, and sophomore Donald Henley chipped in 10.

Jasper scored 17 in Saturday's win.
Jasper and Keeling have taken more of Laney's scoring load this season, logging just under 100 combined points in the first two games, both wins. But the increased scoring has its purpose: winning.

Jasper showed in an early sequence he is a winner first and foremost when he soared to the rim for a dunk only to have it rim out. The senior quickly recovered the ball, scored, and was fouled on the put back.

There is an old rule coaches should all have: dunk all you want, but get us two points. Our team needs two. It's the winner's way to play. Zep did it one better Saturday, getting his team three points after his miss. One of the many reasons I like watching him play so much!

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