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Posted On: 12/6/17 2:54 PM
In what was truly a game of runs, it was Summit Country Day who put together the final run to take down rival North College Hill 62-54 Tuesday night. In what was the Silver Knights season and home opener they were able to overcome 19 points from Trojans senior G Lorenzo Sparks (PHO #162 c/o 2018) and a poor shooting 1st half to claim the victory.
The first half saw the Trojans get off to a fast start lead by the before mentioned Sparks, who had 15 of his 19 in the first half. There combination of speed, athleticism and hustle gave Summit fits on the offensive end, causing TO’s lead to transition opportunities. Luckily Coach Pat Cosgrove has senior stud G Xavier Johnson, whose athleticism and play-making ability helped keep the game close for the Silver Knights in the 1st half. Johnson lived in the lane the whole night finishing at the rim and creating opportunities for teammates like 2018 W Sam Gosiger. Gosiger came off the bench in the 1st half for 8 keys points including two 3’s.
After being down 33-27 at the half, Summit began knocking down shots and forcing their own TO’s which helped them regain the lead. While the defense of senior G Rylan Woods helped to slow down Sparks, he started getting help from a pair of underclassmen to help keep NCH close. Guards Kaden Warner (2021) and DeAirius Baker (2020) both were able to knock down big shots to help keep the Trojans in the game, especially in the 4th quarter. Baker (14 points) was really good using his dribble to create separation to knock down perimeter shots. But in the end, it was Johnson who got the most help as Summit pulled away for the victory. Guard Terry Evans (2019) also has a nice game for the Silver Knights with 14 points as well.
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