EYBL - Friday Night Recap

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, April 26th, 2013

EYBL - Friday Night Recap

BABC 67, Indy Spiece (IN) 68

Missing Jonathan Joseph (family illness) really hurt BABC as they struggled to find a rhythm on offense, which played into the hands of an older and bigger Spiece squad.  

Bonzie Colson was terrific thoughout, scoring 8 of BABC's first 14 points and never looking back. He did yeomen's work all night, finishing everything inside and knocking down several mid-range jumpers.

Tyler Nelson and Henry Bolton combined for three three-pointers to close the half and cut the gap to 33-29 going into halftime, but Spiece would respond to start the second half by turning up the defensive pressure and making an 8-0 run of their own.  

BABC wouldn't go away though and continued to fight back.  The game came down to a wild finish as BABC forced turnovers late, but just couldn't get over the hump.  One last gasp came trailing 66-64, when Bruce Brown almost drilled a tough runner that came out of a broken play.  

Expressions 80, Baltimore Elite 57

Despite playing without Alec Brennan, who was out with a minor knee injury, Expressions handled Baltimore easily.  This was the epitomoe of a team win with contributions from everyone who played.  "Extra pass" became the theme for Expressions as they moved the ball well to find the open man.  

Abdul-Malik Abu and Jared Terrell were the best players on the floor as both players showed their entire arsenal from inside and out, including a three-pointer from Abu.  

Aaron Falzon and Jesse Bunting both contributed defensively and on the glass while Bunting was especially effective with a couple of athletic finishes on the break.  Jared Wilson-Frame continued to be impressive shooting his threes and pull-ups while Dimitri Floras and Cane Broome did a nice job of getting everyone involved from the point.  

Idris Taqqee might not have put up big numbers, but showed why he was a terrific glue-guy, being the first on the floor for loose balls while getting a lot of deflections and rebounds.