Ballas TV Invitational: Day Two Recap
The first-annual Ballas TV Invitational is officially in the books as three exciting games stormed through Beantown yesterday before a packed house at the Kroc Center. Here's how the action went down...
Game #3 Putnam Science 66 Redemption Christian (NY) 64
After Putnam Science sprinted out to a 15-2 lead to start the game, Redemption Christian patiently clawed away at the deficit to eventually make it a neck-and-neck ball-game down the stretch before Putnam Science held on in the final minutes to escape with a 66-64 victory. The Mustangs were led again by the play of point guard Dayshon Smith, who went for 20 while Paul Brooks put together a nice game in the paint to finish with 11. On the other end of the ladder, RCA was led by a 22-point performance by 6'8" 2014 power forward Angel Delgado, a physically-gifted front-court performer from the Dominican with stellar instincts and a sky-high upside. RCA also got a nice performance from Canadian product Dayshonee Much, a 6'4" scoring guard who can score it from long range and off the dribble-drive. Much finished with 14.
Game #4 Notre Dame Prep 54 Macduffie School 46
Jamel Artis led the way with 17 points and Jaylen Brantley chipped in with a dozen as Notre Dame Prep outlasted a hard nosed and under-the-radar Macduffie Squad led by the physical front-court combination of Phabian Glasco (17 points) and Josh Wilchombe (10 points) to win a low-scoring affair by an eight-point margin.
Game #5 Tilton School 63 Brimmer & May 46
Guided by 22 points and a dozen-or-so boards from Wayne Selden along with outstanding play at the point from Jonathan Joseph, the Tilton Rams won by a 17-point margin over Brimmer & May. Terance Mann, John Witkowski, and Chester Victor each played pivotal roles for the Rams in the victory while for Brimmer, John Powell led the scoring with 14 while Sammy Mojica also creeped into double-digits.
In their contest against Putnam Science, RCA got a big-boost from a pair of Boston-bred guards in Mike Rodriguez and Aamahne Santos...Putnam leaves the inaugural Ballas TV Invitational with a 2-0 record, Dayshon Smith leaves havingestablished a new fan-base in Boston....The gym was packed to the brim for the game between Tilton and Brimmer with a a huge contingent in the house for Wayne Selden's visit home...As stated in the game recap, J.J. was outstanding for Tilton at the point, taking care of the ball meticulously while scoring the ball efficiently and creating offense consistently for his teammates in transition and off the bounce....Terance Mann played with a ton of energy for Tilton and made plays all over the floor throughout the game...For the second consecutive day, John Powell played his tail off and produced on both ends of the floor for the Gators....A familiar phrase orated in the gym during and following the ND Prep/Macduffie game..."Had no idea Macduffie was this good.."
Plays of the Day...Macduffies Phabian Glasco goes baseline off the one-dribble-drive from the wing and finishes with a two-hand flush at the basket...Joseph throws a pop-up alley to Selden in transition; Selden destroys with two-hands on the finish to the delight of the crowd....Sammy Mojica throws up an audacious alley from half-court; Andrew Simpson goes way up top for the catch before throwing down a loud two-hander with authority...Terence Mann tracks back in transition and punches away a point-blank shot up near the top of the square.
Video #1...the first of what is sure to be many videos coming out of this weekend comes care of Crusader 22 Productions, who caught Putnam Science Academy guard Dayshon Smith doing his thing: