Rivers Tournament – Event Recap

Tim Kindlon | Monday, December 21st, 2009

Rivers Tournament – Event Recap

The Rivers School hosted it’s 40th Annual Holiday Tournament over the weekend.  Milton Academy took home the championship, defeating Rivers, 60-52. Here is a look at some of the players that shined throughout the final day of play.

Carlin Haymon, Rivers School, 2013- Quick PG with good handle. Very effective crossover from left to right. Kept Rivers in the game down the stretch by getting into the lane and finishing with floaters or finding teammates spotting up on the perimeter. 

Eric Davis, Milton Academy, 2012- A knockdown shooter, Davis was great in the championship game, hitting 4 shots from behind the arc. The sophomore shooting guard has great mechanics on his jump shot and squares his feet, ready to shoot at all times.

Shaquor Sandiford, Rivers School, 2012- Athletic swingman that can really finish in transition. Very effective when filling lanes and using leaping ability to finish at the rim.

Kyle Reardon, Rivers School, 2012- Impressive skill set for the 2012 forward. Reardon used his versatility to score in a variety of ways for Rivers. Can score on the block, using strong body in the lane and has the shooting ability and range to knock down long 3’s on the perimeter.

Ryan Hayes, St Sebastian’s, 2010- Hayes had a good afternoon, as St. Sebastian’s defeated Pingree in the consolation game. Has a nice mid-range game, using shot fake into one-dribble pull ups going both ways.

Taariq Allen, Rivers School, 2011- Great first step for Allen. He is on the attack when catching on the perimeter and finishes well going to the rim. Knocked down a big jump shot late in the game, to pull Rivers closer to Milton.

Dennis Clifford, Milton Academy, 2011- Clifford was very active on both ends of the floor. Had 3 blocks and 12 rebounds on the defensive side. Offensively, Clifford has a great jump hook in the lane going over his left shoulder. He has a strong left hand around the rim and showed off a nice touch out to 15 ft. 

Ryan Kilcullen, St. Sebastian’s. 2010- Skilled forward that finished with both hands around the rim. Passed very well out of the post, and hit a big shot from 17 feet out to help secure the St. Sebastian’s win. 

Deric McCottrell, St. Sebastian’s, 2011-A swingman with bounce and a motor. Very tough in transition. McCottrell used his length and extraordinary leaping ability to finish at the rim. Most effective when attacking on the baseline.

Andrew Dowton, Milton Academy, 2010- The glue guy for Milton, Dowton did a little of everything on Sunday. With Rivers cutting the lead to just 4 with 2:00 left in the game, Dowton hit a deep 3 in the corner to put the game away. The senior was named MVP of the tournament for his big shot and tough play throughout.

Cody Addison, Pingree School, 2010- Pingree guard is most effective when making plays off the dribble. Changes speed very well and can create his own shot or beat defender to draw defense in and find teammates.