TOC: Five Takeaways Booker T. Washington vs Tulsa Memorial

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Posted On: 12/29/17 8:22 PM

Tulsa Memorial put it on Booker T. Washington beating them from start to finish in the third-place game at the Tournament of Champions. Several things stood out in the Chargers win! Get the full breakdown of what we saw on both sides below!

Kalib Boone responds

I was very impressed with the way Kalib Boone responded after a tough game yesterday. Boone dominated from the tip against Booker T. Washington. He was aggressive working the Hornets on the block. He also showed nice touch from mid-range. The key to Boone being able to have great success on both ends against a talented Booker T. Washington squad was his aggressiveness. The passive, nice Kalib was not on the court on Friday night. Boone brought it not just scoring but on the boards and defensively. He finished with 31 points on 15-20 from the floor and 18 rebounds. Boone projects to the High Major NCAA Division I level.

Guest steps up

Kori Guest stepped up in a big way for Tulsa Memorial leading the Chargers attack in the first half. He scored 12 points in the first quarter alone to give the Chargers a good size lead after the first. Guest scored the ball very well from three-point range. When Guest did not have the ball he moved very well finding holes in the defense. Guest finished the night with 27 big points on 10-15 from the floor. Guest is a must see for JUCO programs. The size of Guest at 6’5 on the Wing with his shooting ability makes him a player that is rising in the 2018 Class and could be a guy to keep track of at the JUCO level.

Booker T. Washington lacks heart 

The Hornets fell apart in the second half. They need a leader on the team to step up and take hold of the team. The Hornets have all the pieces needed to make a championship team, but without a leader it will never fit together. The good news for Booker T. Washington is they have time to get a leader before March.

Tulsa Memorial bounces back 

After suffering their first loss of the season Tulsa Memorial responded with a stellar victory over Booker T. Washington. For Tulsa Memorial it showed a lot about the culture they have built with them having such a young team. Bobby Allison got his guys ready to go.

Behind the numbers

The underlying reason Tulsa Memorial won the game was two major categories, rebounding and assists. Tulsa Memorial out rebounded Booker T. Washington 55-25. When rebounds were up for grabs they did a great job of winning the 50/50 basketballs. Tulsa Memorial won the assists battle 19-10. Sharing the ball was the key to Tulsa Memorial getting so many great looks at the basket.

 

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