Thursday, December 27, 2012
Fox Creek vs Hephzibah (Boys Monterrey Christmas Classic)
Today, ABR Live is posting live updates and highlights from the Monterrey Christmas Classic Games. Follow the action here (AugustaBasketball.com) and on our Twitter page (@AugBball).
Final Score: Fox Creek 57 Hephzibah 53
Game Summary (Highlights Below):
Fox Creek opened an early 9 point lead over Hephzibah due to Brandon Quiller's constant on-ball pressure and hot shooting by Marques Sumner. After Sumner opened the game with 5 straight points (including one three pointer), Quiller's pressure allowed the Predators to come up with multiple steals resulting in easy transition baskets. However, solid inside play by Hephzibah's big men (primarily Cory Powell) kept Hephzibah in the game. After tying the game at 19 with 3:15 remaining in the half, Hephzibah's Joshua Savage banked in a three pointer at the buzzer to give Hephzibah 24-21 lead.
The 3rd quarter consisted of much of the same. Fox Creek's continued on-ball pressure and multiple offensive rebounds allowed them to maintain a lead for most of the period. Sumner hit back-to-back threes, and Fox Creek's DJ Curry came alive, providing much needed points from the bench. Cory Powell's constant presence inside and timely three pointers by Tavarius Trotty and Joshua Savage kept Hephzibah within 5 points.
The start of the fourth quarter saw the same clash between the Predators' guards and Hephzibah's big men. Ultimately, the game was decided in the final minute. Quiller and Sumner shot 100% from the free throw line to hold on to the lead as Hephzibah fouled and scored on most of their ensuing possessions. Sumner, Curry, and Quiller combined for 40 points and finished the game with 20, 11, and 9 respectively. Cory Powell scored 19 for Hephzibah.
Fox Creek: Marquez Sumner 20pts
Hephzibah: Corey Powell 18pts
Hephzibah Second Half Highlights (below):
Fox Creek Second Half Highlights (below):
Fox Creek First Half Highlights (below):
Hephzibah First Half Highlights (below):