MBR.ORG Prep Weekend – Event Recap

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MBR.ORG Prep Weekend – Event Recap

Saturday, Jan. 19th

Notre Dame Prep 101, Cegep de Sainte Foy 68

Nationally ranked (6th) Notre Dame Prep went on a 21-2 run midway through the second half to pull away from Cegep de Sainte Foy 101-68..

Ryan Allen, brother of Celtics Tony Allen, led ND with 16. Missouri bound Kimmie English 15, Louisville bound Terrence Jennings 12 and many big time athletic dunks, Louisville verbal Melquan Bolding 13.

14 players for ND prep were in the scoring column.

Sainte Foy was led by athletic scorer Odoch Robinson with 33.

Notre Dame scoring:
Notre Dame Prep: ( 101) Braswell 10, Jones 2, Crawford 8, Higgins 2, Belardo 3, English 15, Bolding 13, Stewart 4, Crawley 2, Smith 0, Hairston 3, Southerland 9, Allen 16, Jennings 12, Ulak 2

Cegep de Sainte Foy ( 68 )
Mercier 0, Odoch 33, Tamba 13, Ahyi-Sena 8, Lefebvre 3, Cote 4, Barriault 3, Konate 4

Sunday, Jan. 20th

Bridgton Academy 82, Cegep de Sainte Foy 68

An early morning match-up saw Bridgton Academy (ME) defeat Cegep de Sainte Foy ( Quebec ) 82-68. Bridgton Academy has a nice mix of players with good size on the interior (Georgia Southern bound Dawda Njie, James Marcellus, and Juan Carlos Rosich), big and strong players on the wing (Isiah Wallace and Elliott Jones Jr.) and guards who play strong (Cardell McFarland, Cervante Burrell, and Hamid Ford). The BA offense creates good looks with the curl cuts getting mid-range shots or opening up lanes to penetrate and create.

BA stretched the lead to 38-26 late in the 1st half, but Sainte Foy, behind their athletic play of Odoch, Konate, Tamba and Ahyi-Sena Sainte Foy, cut the lead to 7, 44-37 at half.

Midway through the second half BA had the lead to 67-46, but Sainte Foy players made plays, hit some big 3’s and battled back before coming up short 82-68.

Player scoring:
Bridgton Academy: (82) Nelson 2, Epps dns, Burrell 22, Waters dns, Ford 8, McFarland 19, McMorrin dns, Njie 7, Jones 10, Wallace 13, Marcellus 1

Cegep de Sainte Foy: ( 68 ) Mercier 4, Odoch 23, Tamba 10, Ahyi-Sena 10, Lefebvre 3, Cote dns, Barriault 6, Konate 12

Notre Dame Prep 86, Lee Academy Prep 82 

Notre Dame Prep busted out of the gates in the Sunday afternoon match-up with Lee Academy prep extending the lead to 34-11. Lee Academy held on, down 20 (48-28 ) at half, and re-grouped for a surge of their own in the second half with ND holding on for an 86-82 win.

Notre Dame opened the game with thunderous dunks by Louisville bound Terrence Jennings and beat Lee in transition getting behind the defense for easy scores. Melquan Bolding had a big first half scoring 15 pts getting to the basket or burying the 3. Syracuse bound James Southerland has a sweet stroke and he showed a nice intermediate range jumper, Kim English (Missouri) is another big time player on this squad of big time players.  Johnny Higgins (Duquesne) can score in a number of ways, Ryan Allen had an impressive performance, and Sean Crawford came up big late in the second half scoring 11 to help secure the game for ND.

Lee Academy’s big man 6’9” Aron Walker had a break out game scoring 17 of his 23 in the second half. He has a nice touch around the basket and as he learns to bang and battle for boards, he will attract more attention. Colorado bound Nate Tomlinson got to the rack or made the right pass to propel Lee back into the game. Larry Grant hit 4 – 3’s in the second half and scored 18 of his 21 in the second half.

Game scoring:

Notre Dame Prep: 48 86
Lee Acedemy prep: 28 82

Player scoring:
Notre Dame Prep: ( 86) Braswell dns, Jones 7, Crwaford 11, Higgins 7, Belardo 4, English 10, Bolding 18, Dempsey dns, Douglas dns, Smith 3, Holt dns, Southerland 10, Allen 5, Jennings 9

Lee Academy Prep : ( 82 ) Tomlinson 7, Tomah 3, Bass 8, Grant 21, Williamson 11, Geigie 1, fox dns, Zelalija 4, Jenkins dns, Jassar dns, Melcher dns, Johnson dns, Anderson dns, Brito 3, Walker 23

Post Game Interviews

Interview with Bridgton Academy coach Whit Lesure :

Postgame interview with Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd:

Postgame interview with Lee Academy Prep coach Carl Parker: