Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Josey vs Harlem: Live Blog

8:32 PM - Josey 66, Harlem 34 (Final)
After Josey has won its first three games, each by a large margin, and each in impressive fashion, I believe I missed the mark big time in not placing Josey in my top 10 list of area teams in the pre-season.  Teams with excellent guard play, good shooting, and active, tough defense are hard to beat.  And this dynamic group will have a great chance to test itself against Glenn Hills and Laney on Friday and Saturday.  We can't wait to see the action!  Watch highlights from the 4th quarter of tonight's game below.  And scroll further down to see highlights from the entire game.

8:18 PM - Josey 51, Harlem 33 (End of 3rd Quarter)
Harlem made a brief run to cut the Josey lead to 36-30.  But Michael Brown, Dannie Demmons, and the rest of the Eagles quickly went on a 15-3 surge to take an 18 point lead into the 4th quarter.  With sharp shooting, athletic guards like Williams, Brown, and Charlie Green, and crafty, intelligent players like Demmons all on the perimeter, the Eagles will be a force this season.  Watch the 3rd quarter highlights below.

7:50 PM - Josey 34, Harlem 23 (Halftime)
Harlem's Reggie Reid has scored 9 first half points (shown in first part of video below).  But despite playing the last 6 minutes of the half without its floor leader and biggest scoring threat Darius Williams, Josey has taken a 34-23 lead to halftime.  Michael Brown (9 first half points), freshman Demontrez Hawes, and sixth man Charlie Green have picked up the slack for Williams.

7:24 PM - Josey 7, Harlem 6
Harlem's "super sophomore" recently cut Josey's lead to 1 (7-6) with this impressive move.  If Reid develops his mid range and long range shooting touch to go with his athleticism, he will take Harlem to a level the team hasn't seen.

7:22 PM - Josey 7, Harlem 0
After watching Josey sprint past its competition at the Thanksgiving Classic, we thought we had a good idea about what to look for in the first region matchup of the season between the Eagles and the Bulldogs of Harlem.  Sophomore point guard Darius Williams and senior shooting guard Michael Brown have been impressive early in the season.  Both can shoot from deep and create off the dribble.  Williams is especially capable of scoring in bunches.  The duo scored 5 of the game's first 7 points (shown below) as Josey took an early 7-0 lead.

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