Posted On: 12/17/17 8:29 AM
FIVE TAKEAWAYS: Schlagle (Kan.)-Raytown (Mo.)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Schlagle showed they are once again a force in Kansas 5A this season as they rallied to defeat Raytown, 57-48, one of the better teams on the Missouri side of Kansas City on Saturday as part of the two-day Cable Dahmer Shootout held at Avila University in Kansas City.
With the win, Schlagle is now 5-2 on the season, while Raytown falls to 4-2.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at five things that stood out in the contest.
Big second quarter
Raytown looked like they had this one under control in the first quarter as they controlled things in the paint and Schlagle missed a bunch of bunnies around the basket. But the second quarter was all Schlagle as they outscored the Blue Jays 21-7 and took control of the game. With several of Raytown’s best players in foul trouble, Schlagle took advantage and controlled the game, forcing 16 Raytown turnovers and scoring them in transition 22-10.
Tyon Grant-Foster a prospect to watch
One of the state’s most underrated prospects, Schlagle 6’5 2018 forward Tyon Grant-Foster showed the all-around skills that have made him an underrated prospect. He has good size, length and athleticism and combines those abilities with a versatile skill set. He scored a game-high 19 points, added seven rebounds, knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and blocked three shots.
Mitchell an elite PG
Mitchell isn’t very big at 5’7, but the 2018 point guard is nearly impossible to keep out of the paint. He has the ability to break down guys off the dribble and get where ever he wants on the court. And while he doesn’t really shoot it from the outside, on Saturday, Mitchell showed the ability to step up to the free throw line and knock down free throws, going 12 for 14 and finishing with 16 points.
Proctor continues to shine
Raytown 5’11 2018 point guard Robert Proctor put together another strong performance despite battling foul trouble throughout Saturday’s game. He led the Blue Jays with 15 points and added four assists and two steals. He is a solid ball handler and creator and has an assortment of runners in the lane as well as a nice pull-up game.
Gaw big off the bench
The difference in Saturday’s game might have come when the two teams went to its bench. With Raytown’s starters battling foul trouble, the Blue Jays had to get into its bench only the Blue Jays didn’t get any points outside of its startine five. Meanwhile, Schlagle got 10 points, four rebounds from 2019 guard D’Monte Gaw and that was largely the difference in the game. Gaw has good size for a guard and the ability to break guys down off the bounce.