Moeller upsets Mater Dei in Beach Ball Classic

New Year’s Eve brought a light schedule around Southwest Ohio Thursday night, but a few Greater Catholic League teams were in action. Let’s take a closer look:

Moeller senior guard Trey McBride (Mount Vernon Nazarene commit) had a game-high 12 points along with six rebounds and two steals as the Crusaders upset Mater Dei (Calif.) 43-40 in the fifth place game of the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Recruiting Report: Koby Klaus (2018)

After a freshman campaign in which he was among the state’s leading ninth-grade scorers, Koby Klaus is off to another  strong start in 2015-16. The 6-foot 2018 Grandview (Hillsboro) sophomore point guard, is averaging 24.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 3.7 steals per game. A point guard with good handles that can create his own shot as well as[…]

Recruiting Report: Kobe Colston (2017)

After a summer playing with Maryland Attack, and a successful start to his junior season with Blake, Kobe Colston is definitely a 2017 prospect worth keeping an eye on.

He’s averaging 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in the early goings of this season, and has seen some very initial Division I interest come his way, but not much.

Recruiting Report: Beau Cornwell (2019)

West Branch freshman Beau Cornwell had a game for the ages just before the holiday break, not only scoring an Iowa high school hoops season high 46 points, but also breaking the single-game record for his school.

The 6-foot combo guard said once he got going, his teammates just kept feeding him the ball.

Colorado’s Saturday matchups to watch

Colorado is getting back to basketball.

After an extended break for the holidays, the state’s high school basketball schedule is ramping back up with some big games on Saturday. We take a look at some of the biggest matchups of the first day back in action, in order of tip-off time.

Pueblo Central (5-5) at Sierra (4-3), noon
It is always must-see action when Central’s Mike Ranson takes the floor. The Northern Colorado-bound guard leads the NATION in scoring at 37 points per game. On Saturday he will face one of the state’s top perimeter defenders in Sierra junior CJ Jennings, who has also gotten it done on the offensive end to the tune of 18 points per game. This is a big momentum matchup for two teams with designs on making noise in the Class 4A playoffs.

Scouting: Mountain Ridge vs. Archbishop Wood (PA)

This was as very competitive game that saw Archbishop Wood (PA) lead throughout most of the first half behind their guard play. Though Mountain Ridge trailed at half, they quickly took the lead behind the efforts of senior standout Jay Green. Archbishop Wood was able to regain the lead late…

Midwest City Wins the TOC

The Tournament of Champions Title Game lived up to the hype on Wednesday night. Midwest City had just enough to defeat Harrah 57-52. The 2018 duo of Jalen Redmond and Keyshawn Embery was unstoppable with the two combing for 41 points on the night. 2017 Oklahoma Commit Brady Manek had a huge game for the[…]

Rank ‘Em: 2A’s Top Scorers

The 6-foot-4 shooting guard emerged as a top player last season as a junior, now he a bonafide star with Lake Mills, and maybe 2A’s best shooter.

Red Stick Classic

Last night was the conclusion of the Red Stick Classic that saw six Baton Rouge teams compete in a tournament. There was both young and graduating talent on hand over at Parkview Baptist and last night provided great viewing for area high school coaches and a few college coaches.

Wednesday’s top performances in the Cincinnati area

The final full slate of games before the New Year took place Wednesday night. Only a few tournament finals and a few other games are scheduled in the Cincinnati area on New Year’s Eve. Let’s take a closer look at the top highlights from Wednesday night: -Wilmington senior shooting guard Jarron Cumberland had a game-high[…]

Recruiting Report: Landon Taliaferro (2016)

Landon Taliaferro has been stirred to test himself.

As a freshman at Shining Mountain, Taliaferro averaged 9.2 points for a Lions team that finished as the Class 1A runner-up. He thrived early but thought, with his basketball dreams and despite the fact he praised Shining Mountain as a great school, he believed his skills needed to be challenged elsewhere. His good friend Garrett Turner, an outstanding guard at Boulder (2015 graduate), convinced Taliaferro to transfer to Boulder for his sophomore season.

Now in his final high school go-round, Taliaferro has come a long way. From being a guard who mostly played junior varsity two years ago, one who could put the ball in the hoop but was limited defensively, the senior has blossomed into a 6-foot-4 and 180-pound two-way talent.

NHR Scout: Hopkins/Chanhassen

With the amount of talent on Hopkins’ roster, you’d wonder how long it would take for them to run away with today’s game. But Chanhassen kept finding ways in the first half to stick with the AAAA power.