#SRC - Day 2 Recap
Day three at the Scholar Roundball Classic featured another 30+ college coaches including some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country.
They were treated to six highly competitive games featuring top programs from New England and beyond.
Brimmer & May 60 Marianapolis Prep 49
The Gators started the day with an inspired effort from junior guard Kyrell Luc, who ended up scoring 33 points, which was tops on the day. Luc attacked at will, got anywhere he wanted, and showed the full gamut of his playmaking ability, creating offense for both himself and others. Edrick Quezada, a true 14-year old freshman, added 8 points and 13 rebounds while showing off his bright future. Marianapolis was led by Raymond Espinal Guzman, who scored 15 points while showing off his expanding potential, while Mike Levesque added 13 of his own.
St. Luke's 56 Governors 46
Two well-coached squads who are both on upward trajectories in Class B faced-off early Saturday afternoon. Gavin Greene, an undersized big man, went to work with his back to the basket and scored a game high 26 points while coming up with key buckets down the stretch. Sophomore guard Jahkhi Washington, who missed the spring and summer with injury, scored 12 points while showing his full upside. Governors was led by the sophomore tandem of Will Batchelder (13 points) and Kalu Anya (12 points). Babson commit John Gargol had a good game on his future college court, as he added 7 points.
Williston Northampton 81 Masters 68
Williston Northampton opened the game on a tear, establishing a big lead early behind the play of post-graduate forward Cooper Creek, who scored 21 of his 26 points before halftime and finished with 6 threes. Billy Whelan was equally impressive from distance as he splashed numerous threes of his own. Wol Maiwen provided the athletic complement with his explosiveness and slashing, showing off the multiple improvements in his game. Jaylen Ricks led Masters with 26 points on a series of strong drives and tough pull-ups while George Varmah, a post-grad forward from New YOrk, added 13 points.
Cushing Academy 62 Canterbury 60
One of the most competitive games of the weekend, the lead went back and forth for the first 32 minutes until Cushing was able to establish an 8 point lead with under two minutes to play. A few missed free-throws and some clutch Canterbury shot-making tied the score with under ten seconds to play and set the stage for Bensley Joseph's late game heroics as he went the length of the floor and drilled the game winning pull-up as time expired. While Joseph stole the show on the final possession of the game, and Alexis Reyes scored a team high 14 points for Cushing, a number of Canterbury products showed extremely well. Mike Iuzzolino drilled six threes for a game high 22 points while the frontcourt tandem of Sean Durugordon and Michael Graham had 14 and 12 respectively.
Phillips Exeter Academy 69 Hill 66
The game of the day saw Hill establish a double-figure second-half lead only for Exeter to come storming back and tie the game with ten seconds to play. Zech Lezanovic went the length of the floor and had a runner go halfway down before the would-be game-winner fell out. Four different Exeter players were in double-figures. Niko Rocak led the way with an efficient 15 while Josh Morisette scored 14 in his first game back from the injury. Post-grad forward Declan Porter, who is still in the early stages of coming back from a leg injury himself, chipped in with 13 of his own and showed why he is one of the better shot-making forwards left on the board. Robbie Stankard chipped in 10 as well. Hill was led by the 2021 tandem of Gabe Dorsey and Daniel Nixon, who each had 20 points, while Penn State commit Caleb Dorsey finished with 12.
Perkiomen 94 NMH 79
It was the Honor Huff show as the junior guard finished with 31 points including seven made threes. He was shaking his man off the dribble, pulling up with deep range, and absolutely in the zone. Fellow junior Phil Byriel scored 14 points while showing his combination of size and skill. Will Johnston, who already has D2 offers to his name, looked every bit the part of a scholarship player with 13 points. Steve Payne and Gilbert Otoo added 11 each. For NMH, Harvard commit Sam Silverstein finished with 24 points, Brown commit Zach Taylor added 12 and Prince Moses had 10.