10 Best : Hemingway vs Carvers Bay

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Posted On: 12/3/17 9:06 AM

The Hemingway Tigers made the 12 mile trip over to Carvers Bay to play in their first game of the season tonight. The defending reigning 1-A State Champions have a new Head Coach in Emmanuel DeWalt. The game was ugly early on with Carvers Bay leading 18-6 after the 1st quarter.

Aaron Parker hit back to back three pointers to start the 2nd quarter for the Tigers to cut the lead to 18-12. Parker would remain hot and finish the quarter with 9 points while the teams went into the halftime break tied at 22-22.

Andre Marks got the the hot hand for the Bears in the 3rd quarter while connecting on 2 three pointers and ending the quarter with a half court shot. Marks had the Bears leading 40-38 heading into the final quarter.

Dijon Goss showed his senior leadership along with Stephon Greene to squeeze out a close victory over the Tigers  55-51. Goss and Greene both finished the evening with 14 points.

 

MVP :Dijon Goss (2018) – Carvers Bay (pictured on front)

Goss 6’4 has improved since last season. Goss a preseason All-State Selection along with being selected for the North-South Football Game later month. Goss brought the ball up several times today for the Bears and showed his versatility on the floor.

Play of the Game : Andre Marks (2018) – Carvers Bay

Marks connected on a half court buzzer beater to end the 3rd quarter.

Stephon Greene

Best Offensive Performance : Stephon Greene (2019) – Carvers Bay

Greene put himself to score more points tonight but just struggled to finish. Greene finished the evening with 14 points.

Darius “JuJu” Williams

Best Defensive Performance : Darius “JuJu” Williams (2019) – Hemingway

Williams is a brute in the paint for the Tigers. Williams thrives on the word contact when he plays. Williams 6’4 left-handed post player battles on both ends of the floor on the glass. Williams is very nimble on his feet.

Best Guy off the Bench : Aaron Parker (2020) – Hemingway

Parker connected on some three pointers and provided a good spark off the bench for the Tigers. Parker finished the night with 12 points.

Best Underclassmen : Stephon Greene (2019) – Carvers Bay

Greene 6’6 has really improved some parts of his game. Greene still needs to fight through contact better and finish. Greene showed some good improvements tonight in his game.

Darius Taylor

Best Guy Under the Radar : Darius Taylor (2019) – Hemingway

Taylor is a constant headache on the floor for opponents. Taylor is constantly around the ball creating havoc. Taylor a 3 year starter is the leader of the this Tigers bunch. Taylor recorded 10 interceptions on the gridiron this season.

Best Project : Dashaquvious Cooper (2020) – Hemingway

Cooper 6’4 combo forward played inside-out on the floor today. Cooper a active player came over from nearby Johnsonville

Best Small College Project : Dijon Goss (2018) – Carvers Bay

Goss told Prep Hoops he is open to either sport at the college level. Goss 6’4¬† wide receiver has great size on the football field or can play wing on the hardwood.

Takeaway :

The Tigers will be fine after battling back this team is trying to fine their mojo under new Head Coach DeWalt.

Free Throws Free Throws should be the only thing the Bears should be working on this week. The Bears severely struggled on the foul line down the stretch.